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Well, it’s official – pack your shades, your Spanish phrasebook and get hunting for the top paella joints, because Spain has announced that it is looking to welcome travelers from anywhere in the world by June. The sun-soaked country made the announcement today at the World Travel & Tourism Global Summit in Mexico, delighting wanderlust travelers the world over in the process. Here’s a look at the entry requirements for Spain at present, and what is set to change in the future.

Spain Is Planning To Welcome Back Travelers From Around World In June

Visiting Spain At Present – Information For Travelers

A melting pot of cultural heritage, art and architecture, and diverse, flavorful cuisine, there’s a reason why Spain stands out even amongst the glittering gems of Europe’s top destinations. However, the pandemic has been tough on tourism in the country, registering a drop in tourist figures from 79.2 million in 2019 to just 18.3 million last year.

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As is the norm across Europe, entry to Spain at present is not an easy affair. Only citizens and legal residents of the European Union are able to enter Spain, along with those who have an essential need to visit the country. All travelers must complete a Health Control Form, and those traveling from “risk” countries must also produce a negative test result. For those unsure whether or not they fit the requirements to enter, there is some good news at hand – they won’t have to wait long to visit.

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Vacation In Spain By June – What Travelers Should Know

Spain has become the latest in a long line of countries that have committed to welcoming travelers across their borders this summer. In his address at the WTTC’s Global Summit, Spain’s tourism minister Fernando Valdes Verelst revealed plans for a digital health pass that would allow people from around the world to access his country this summer.

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Even though the EU’s Digital Green Certificate is yet to be approved by the European Parliament, Spain has been planning for vaccine certificates since February, due to the importance of tourism to the country. Spain is planning a test run of its vaccine certificate amongst domestic travelers in May, which will feature all 46 of the country’s airports.

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Speaking about the plans to open up to the world, Verelst said “June will be the start of the recovery of tourism in Spain,” before adding “by then, we will have a digital vaccination certificate in place and we will be able to reopen our borders.” Whilst it might seem like an ambitious idea, the plan is helped by the country’s encouraging start to its vaccination campaign.

“Because of the progress in our vaccine rollout with 22 per cent of our population having had their first dose already, we expect by June to be at the green light,” Verelst declared. Travel would only be possible for those who were able to confirm either a negative Covid-19 test result, proof of vaccination against the virus or confirmation that they were immune due to having already recovered from infection.

The fact that such a decision by Spain is being considered is a positive step in the right direction, and shows the progress the industry is making in battling the virus. With more countries opening up on a weekly basis, it is set to be a bumper summer of travel.

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cris

Saturday 1st of May 2021

Last year in June we were in Cancun Riviera Maya, September in Portugal for 19 days, December in Riviera Maya .. no issues had a great time everywhere ... now can't\wont go because of Canadian quarantine bs rules .. can't wait to travel again

Simon

Thursday 29th of April 2021

Still no word about unvaccinated children’s

Families seems to be the forgotten ones in those vaccine passports plans.

Lee

Thursday 29th of April 2021

I already have my plane tickets for June , only problem is when I return back to Canada 🇨🇦 In July I’ll have to spend and pay for 3 nights at a quarantine hotel , this is like prison.

Jessie

Monday 3rd of May 2021

@cris, I'm not in Canada at the moment and haven't been since August 2020!! I have no intention of catering to the idiotic rule of these quarantine hotels (nor a permanent address in Canada in which it is possible for me to do the regular quarantine-last time I was there, I did it at a friend's house who was away at their cabin). What I was saying, is aiming to say is those who go in and out of Canada, are more part of the problem than the solution. Either stay in...or stay out! And if you don't, then I fully believe one should be paying an extra fee!

cris

Saturday 1st of May 2021

@garrytravel, Bravo!!! Exactly but people are brainwashed!!

cris

Saturday 1st of May 2021

@Jessie, stay home and be safe .. let people make their own decisions .. these hotels are making things worst and these "rules" are so far border line illegal soon to be officially illegal

Jessie

Friday 30th of April 2021

@Lee, It may be a prison sentence but it is one you are opting for if you leave and then return to Canada these days. Makes me wonder which is the dumber set up: the mandatory 3 days in a hotel or people who repeatedly decide to go in and out of Canada knowing it is a requirement. Oh well, I'm sure the hotels will appreciate your business!

garrytravel

Thursday 29th of April 2021

@Lee, the Canadian government is using xenophobia (fear of foreign) to deflect from its incompetence. True Orwellian "Big Brother" style of an ongoing war against foreign invaders (variants) so people willingly give them power to do things like regulate speech on internet, state raising of small children, state control of your income, and so on. As they realize that Covid is the best thing ever that happened to push a far-left big government agenda. They will not give covid up easily. You can see the numbers rising in Canada, almost no deaths.

Elisabeth

Thursday 29th of April 2021

Unfortunately no vaccin is 100% safe; a (young) friend of ours working in healthcare got her 2 shots but she got covid afterwards anyway. I hope vaccinated people that go on holiday to Spain or Greece realize that they are definitely not immune and still need to keep distance and wear a face mask in some situations...

garrytravel

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

Spain looking at Mexico eating everyone's lunch. Whaaa?