Visitors must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before their trip
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced at the FITUR international tourism fair in Madrid that Spain will allow all vaccinated travellers – regardless of country of origin – to visit the country from 7 June.
Visitors must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before their trip. Unvaccinated minors in the same family unit may enter with a negative PCR test, and children under six years of age don’t need to be tested.
Also from 7 June, EU citizens who’ve completed a two-dose vaccination at least 14 days prior to travel, or with proof of having overcome the disease, will be able to enter Spain without a PCR test, even if their countries are listed as orange, red or dark red according to the ECDC’s map.
Spain will also permit tourists from 10 non-EU countries deemed low-risk to enter without a negative PCR test from 24 May.
Speaking a day after the EU reached a long-awaited deal for digital vaccine certificates, Sanchez said the return of tourism would be the key driver of Spain’s economic recovery.
The main benefits of the Green Digital Certificate are its simplicity and interoperability for the entire European Union, as well as the fact it is free and universal. By means of a QR code, it will provide information on whether the person travelling is vaccinated, has contracted the disease, or has a negative PCR test result.
Director of Spanish Tourism for the Gulf countries Daniel Rosado said: “After long months of restrictions, we will finally be able to see tourists from this region back in Spain, where we are waiting to welcome them with our usual warmth, and with the highest health and security measures. The tourism fair of Madrid (FITUR), one of the first mass events to be held live and with all the safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus, will set the path to the recovery of the world’s tourism sector.”
In 2021, Spain hopes to receive more than 50% of the tourists that visited the country in 2019.