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Spain Will Open To All Vaccinated Tourists June 7th

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There’s lots of exciting news this week for travelers hoping to plan a summer vacation in Europe. Earlier this week, the EU said that it will be reopening to third countries including the U.S., and today Spain announced that it will allow all vaccinated travelers to visit the country from June 7th.

Spain Will Open To All Vaccinated Tourists June 7th

Spain Open For Tourism To All Vaccinated Tourists On June 7th

Speaking at an international tourism fair in Madrid, the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, announced that all vaccinated travelers will be able to visit Spain as of June 7th.

“From June 7th, all vaccinated people and their families will be welcome in our country, Spain, regardless of their country of origin,” the Prime Minister said.

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Low Risk Countries Can Enter May 24th Without A Test

During the announcement, the prime minister said that Spain will allow tourists from 10 non-EU countries deemed low-risk to enter without a negative PCR test. Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel are all included on the list. 

Rear view of young woman enjoying Barcelona

Britain is the biggest source of tourism for Spain, and up until now, they have only been allowed in for essential visits.

“They’re welcome – more than welcome – without restrictions nor health controls,” Sanchez told reporters.

Spain Plans To Reopen When 30% Of Population Is Vaccinated

What Is Required To Enter Spain?

Travelers must be able to show digital proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, or proof that they recently recovered from the virus.

Vaccines that have been approved by the European Medicines Agency for travelers include Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.

Spain will be taking part in a pilot program for the EU’s digital COVID-19 health certificate this month and aim to have it implemented for the June 7 reopening.

traveler digital vaccine passport

Fernando Valdés Verelst, the Spanish tourism minister, said last month that Spain will be ready to use the digital certificate in June.

“Spain is going to be ready in June to use this digital certificate. We are doing a pilot program in May, in all our 46 airports. We are going to give all these travelers that certainty. Spain is going to be ready in June to tell all travelers worldwide that you can visit us.” 

Spain Plans To Recover To 70% of Pre-Pandemic Levels By End Of Year

Aerial view of Fortress Vila Vella and Badia de Tossa bay at summer in Tossa de Mar on Costa Brava, Catalunya, Spain

The reopening is being made in an effort to revive Spain’s travel industry which has been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, like many other destinations around the world.

Spain is the most popular tourist destination in the world after France, receiving over 83 million visitors in 2019. In 2020, that number fell by 80%, leaving its beaches and streets empty. Tourism accounts for about 12% of the country’s GDP, which is why the government has been pushing for vaccination rates to increase.

drone view of spain beach

Currently, about 34% of the countries residents have received at least one dose, but officials said the goal is to have 70% of the population fully vaccinated by the end of summer.

The government expects international tourism levels to reach 70% of their pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year and to see anywhere from 30 to 40% of its pre-pandemic visitation levels this summer.

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D

Friday 4th of June 2021

Schengen Visa News posted an updated article today and it seems to imply all countries will need a negative COVID test, regardless of vaccination status.

Jay

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

So no testing is required if you are an US Citizen flying from the USA, if you show your vaccine card? I have a hard time telling even afte very carefully reading news articles, but this sentence implies it:

"Travelers must be able to show digital proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, or proof that they recently recovered from the virus."

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

We believe the paper card will suffice, but we really need the program and the rules to launch on June 7 so we know 100%. A few more days will bring us additional clarity to this, which we will share in detail. As news breaks on these topics, it's always hard to get full and specific details right away

D

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

Does this include Canary Islands?

Sabrina Zell

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

thank you for your update however it would help greatly to share also the other conditions such as PCR / Antigen test and other requirements besides just proof of vaccination as many countries allow vaccinated tourists in but with a number of caveats which can be difficult and expensive.

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

We will share once all the details are announced :)

ajdj

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

great news but not so fast for US citizens as there's still no clear word on how the paper vaccine cards will turn into the digital form that Spain will require. hope it's addressed asap so travelers can make plans to visit as soon as June 7th

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Yes we will find out and share, no worries! :)