Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that vaccinated tourists, regardless of their country of origin, will be allowed to enter Spain from June 7.
Currently, tourists from lower-risk countries — Australia, China, Israel, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand — and most places in the European Union may enter without health restrictions, testing, or quarantine requirements.
From May 24, restrictions on non-essential travel from the United Kingdom and Japan were lifted.
Prior to the pandemic, Spain was the second most popular tourist destination in the world, and tourism accounted for 12% of the economy.
What to Expect if Traveling
- All travelers must complete a Health Control Form (HCF), which can be completed via the Spain Travel Health website or app. It will generate a QR code which must be shown on arrival in the country.
- Travelers from ‘risk‘ countries for essential reasons must take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure and show proof of a negative result on entry. This list of countries changes regularly and should be checked before travel.
- Health assessments take place on arrival in Spain, with a temperature check and visual examination as standard. Travelers from Brazil and South Africa are being given an antigen test at the airport.
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