Spain to Require Booster Shots for Visitors

Starting February 1, U.S. travelers visiting Spain must be fully vaccinated and must have received the last required dose of their COVID vaccine no less than 14 days and no more than 270 days prior to arrival in Spain. If more than 270 days have passed since the last required dose, travelers must show proof of having received a booster shot at least 14 days prior to arrival.

Spain accepts those vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, including Pfizer-Biotech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac and Sinopharm. In addition, all travelers are required to fill out a health control form prior to departure at the Spain Travel Health portal. Note: You cannot use a paper form; you must download your QR code following completion of the form and show it to the national authorities either on your mobile device or printed on paper.

All passengers arriving in Spain as their final destination must undergo a health check on arrival at the first entry point. This control will include, at least, the temperature measurement, a documentary control and a visual control on the state of the passenger. Any passenger suspected of having COVID-19 or another pathology will undergo a mandatory medical evaluation. If you are coming from a risk country (such as the U.S.), a PCR/TMA/RT-LAMP test may be performed directly.

While it Spain, each region has set its own regulations in regards to additional safety measures, such as mask-wearing and social distancing, which must be adhered to.

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