Spain: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel RestrictionsUpdated on 11 jun 2021, 10:11 UTC+8
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Entry into SpainEntry prohibited
Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Spain. This policy does not apply to persons arriving from countries or regions in the European Union, countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area, Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, or the United Kingdom. Further exemptions exist for persons who hold proof they have, at least 14 days prior to their intended departure, completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use by the European Medicines Agency or that has been granted emergency use authorization by the World Health Organization. Prior to departure, all persons traveling to Spain by air or sea must fill in an online sanitary control form (FCS) and obtain an associated QR code. Forms are available in the "SpTH" mobile application and at the following URL: https://www.spth.gob.es/create
All persons arriving by air, land, or sea from locations in the European Union or locations associated with the Schengen Area that are considered "at risk" for the spread of COVID-19 based on determinations by Spanish health authorities must carry either: 1) proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, 2) proof they have, at least 14 days prior to their intended departure, completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use by the European Medicines Agency or that has been granted emergency use authorization by the World Health Organization, or 3) proof they have fully recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection issued no more than 180 days prior to departure. Upon arrival, all persons must undergo health screening. Those suspected of having COVID-19 must undergo additional testing.
All persons permitted to travel to Spain from Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, or Zimbabwe must undergo a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. Persons who agree to undergo testing for COVID-19 following 7 days in quarantine may be eligible for early release upon confirmation of a negative result.
A current list of "at risk" locations is available from the Spanish government at the following URL: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
From May 4, 2021, foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.
All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.