Spain to Require Proof of Vaccination for US Travelers

From Monday, September 6, US travelers will need to show proof of vaccination to gain entry to Spain.

Following the EU’s revised guidance to remove the US, Israel, Lebanon, Montenegro, and North Macedonia from the list of safe countries, Spain published new guidance removing these countries from the list of “safe” third countries. The guidance is in place from September 6 — September 12, 2021.

  • Travelers from Risk Areas must present a certificate or document proving vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative certificate of a Diagnostic Test of Active Infection or a certificate of Recovery after having passed this disease. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from presenting these certificates.
  • All persons entering Spain from other countries, including international transits, regardless of their nationality, age, or any other consideration, must complete the Health Control Form and obtain their QR to present at boarding and health controls on arrival in Spain.


The list of risk countries/areas can be seen on this link.

Erickson Insights

Throughout the summer, Spain has had some of the least restrictive policies for US travelers. However, the change in requirements follows a significant US spike in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant and guidance from the EU. The current guidance will be reviewed after 7 days.

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