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COVID-19 Information
October 11, 2022

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? Yes
    • U.S. citizens can travel from the United States to Spain if they show that they are vaccinated against COVID-19, or have a recovery certificate, or show a negative diagnostic test result (NAAT or RAT) performed either within 72 hours prior to departure to Spain for a NAAT (e.g. PCR test) or within 24 hours prior to departure to Spain for a RAT (e.g. rapid antigen test).
    • Minors up to 12 years of age do not have to show proof of vaccination, a recovery certificate, or a negative COVID test.
    • Vaccines are valid from 14 days after the last dose up to 270 days. If more than 270 days (9 months) have passed since receiving the last required dose of their COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. citizens must show proof of having received a booster shot.  The booster shot certificate is valid since the day it was administered.
    • Recovery certificates that are issued at least 11 days after the first positive COVID test, and up to a maximum of 180 days after the date of sampling, are accepted as valid. The COVID tests accepted are those authorized by the European Commission and must have been performed by healthcare professionals after October 1, 2021.  Passengers with a Recovery Certificate other than an EU Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent must also provide documentary proof of the diagnostic test from which the Recovery Certificate is derived.
    • Please read the Spanish Ministry of Health’s website for more detailed information.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No, if vaccinated or have a recovery certificate.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes, passengers arriving from outside of the EU or Schengen may be subject to a health check at the first point of entry to include temperature control, visual evaluation, and/or documentary control.

Quarantine Information 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Spain? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/covid-19-faqs-for-travel-to-the-us-information.html  
  • U.S. citizens can obtain a COVID-19 test in Spain by paying an average of €30 for an antigen test, or €120 for a PCR test from a private medical facility.  Tests are widely available at clinics and hospitals throughout Spain. They are also often available at local airports.
  • Results are typically provided by email, but an original signed results record will be provided upon request.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Are vaccines available in Spain for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes (short-term visitors may not be entitled).
  • Which vaccines are available in Spain? Spain is administering Pfizer/BioNtech, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca, and Janssen vaccines.
  • According to the government of Spain, vaccines are being facilitated through the public healthcare system, in four phases.  Regularly updated information is available here: https://www.vacunacovid.gob.es/  
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Mask Requirement

  • A mask covering your mouth and nose is mandatory while using public transportation (including flights to/from Spain), in a pharmacy, or in a medical facility.

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