Spain Announces Ban On Unvaccinated Tourists From The U.S.

Spanish CoastNo bueno. There’s a new report that says Spain has banned unvaccinated tourists from the United States from entering its country. Travel restrictions have once again been imposed on Americans tourists who fail to show proof of vaccination from COVID-19. Keep reading for everything you need to know.

Spain Announces Ban On Unvaccinated Tourists From The U.S.


Spain’s health ministry has stated that visitors from the United States on so-called “nonessential travel,” such as tourism, must show “a vaccination certificate that the (Spanish) Ministry of Health recognizes as valid.”

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In fact, the US Embassy in Madrid tweeted about the new rule, saying that “US travelers to Spain for nonessential purposes (including tourism) will be required to show proof of vaccination.” Travelers will also be required to show their proof of vaccination before even boarding their plane to Spain.


Aside from those who are not vaccinated, or whose vaccination does not meet the criteria, only tourists who meet the following criteria can enter Spain:


  • Residents of EU, Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino en route to their country of residence
  • EU/Schengen Area long-stay visa holders travelling to that country
  • Health professionals, including health researchers and elderly care professionals
  • Transport personnel, seafarers and aeronautical personnel
  • Diplomatic and consular personnel
  • The staff of international organizations, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations
  • Students at universities in the EU, Iceland, Switzerland, Lichtenstein and Norway, who have the corresponding permit or visa and medical insurance
  • Highly qualified workers whose work is essential and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely
  • Persons travelling important family reasons
  • People in a situation of force majeure or who need to enter for humanitarian reasons

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