COVID - RELATED FAQ's
Updated on June 18, 2021
1-. Can Americans travel to Spain?Yes! Effective June 7, 2021, vaccinated U.S. citizens and their minor children can travel from the United States to Spain if they present the required documentation upon arrival.
2-. What documents are required to travel to Spain?There are two things needed to enter Spain:
- A QR Code
- Vaccination Certificate
3-. How do I generate a QR Code?
You need to generate a QR code 48 hours before your flight to Spain. The QR code will be checked on arrival at the airport. Each traveler needs his own QR code.
The QR code can be generated through the Spain Travel Health portal. You may use their website (https://www.spth.gob.es/) or download the Spain Travel Health App in Google Play or App Store.
Each passenger must fill in a form associated with each trip that is personal and non-transferable. Once you fill out the form on the website, the code will be sent to your email. You must have it printed or on your mobile phone.
Spain Travel Health Portal: https://www.spth.gob.es/
Or download their app:
4-. What Vaccine Certificate or document proving vaccination against COVID-19/diagnostic test/recovery of COVID-19 will be required to enter Spain?
You will be required to provide a Vaccination certificate showing that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 for more than 14 days before your flight to Spain (up to one year after the date of vaccination) with one of the European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines or the WHO approved vaccines.
Children under 12 years of age are not required to present these certificates or supporting documents.
The vaccination certificate must include at least the following information:
Name and surname of the holder.
- Vaccination date, indicating the date of the last dose administered.
- Type of vaccine administered
- Number of doses administered / complete regimen
- Issuing country
- Identification of the issuing body of the vaccination certificate
5-. What Vaccines are accepted to enter Spain?The European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines &the WHO approved vaccine include:
- Pfizer- BioNtech
- Oxford -AstraZeneca
- Johnson & Johnson
6-. What if I am traveling with a minor that is not vaccinated?
Unvaccinated minors who belong to the same family unit as the vaccinated adults traveling to Spain will be required to show proof of a negative COVID test performed at least 72 hours prior to arrival. Children under six will not be required to show a negative COVID test.
Children over 12 years old and under 18 years old need to be vaccinated. They cannot enter with a diagnostic or recovery certificate unless they entry into Spain under exceptional cases.
7-. Are there any additional health checks done on arrival?
All passengers arriving in Spain as their final destination must undergo a health check on arrival at the first entry point. This control can include: a temperature measurement, a documentary control and a visual control on the state of the passenger.
Travelers may be subject to denial of entry for public health reasons if, after verification by the correspondent health authorities, the traveler does not comply with the COVID-19 health control requirements established by the Ministry of Health.
8-. Am I required to quarantine on arrival?No, there is no quarantine requirement in Spain.
9-. What are the current restrictions in place?The use of a masks is mandatory indoors and outdoors.
10-. Is there anything I need to do to travel back to the US?
All airline passengers to the United States regardless of vaccination or antibody status, including U.S. citizens, ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.
Accepted tests: NAATs, RT-PC, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR or HDA. Rapid antigen testing is also supported. More information here (in English only).
Some States may require a US entry form (for example, see the New York form here).
There is no mandatory quarantine period is required.
Before travelling, check the specific criteria of the State which you are travelling to:Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Connecticut, North Dakota, South Dakota, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois (Chicago), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Luisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Míchigan, Minnesota, Misisipi, Misuri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey , New York, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Montpelier, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Specific rules in Hawaii: the PCR test must be performed 72 hours prior to arrival in Hawaii. Failing that, a 10-day quarantine period will be required. More information here (in English only).