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U.S. Airlines Flying Non-Stop To Spain As Country Reopens For American Tourists

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Spain recently declared they will be reopening on June 7, 2021 to fully vaccinated tourists from all corners of the world, including the U.S., which has been shut out since March 2020.  

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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.

With this major announcement, U.S. based airlines have restored and increased flight connectivity to Madrid and Barcelona, also starting in June to harmonize with the reopening news.

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American Airlines

American Airlines is offering the most connectivity between the U.S. and Spain, with direct flights departing daily from Miami, Dallas and New York.

  • Miami to Barcelona – daily, on the 777 & 787
  • Miami to Madrid – daily on the 777
  • Dallas to Madrid – daily on the 787
  • JFK to Madrid – daily on the 777


Delta will fly from New York to both Madrid and Barcelona starting in June, increasing all routes to daily flights by mid-summer.

  • JFK to Madrid – daily on the 767
  • JFK to Barcelona – 3x’s week in June/July and daily in August on the 767


United will fly from New York (Newark) to both Barcelona and Madrid, starting in July, with a 5 to 6 flights weekly.

  • EWR to Barcelona and Madrid starting in July – 5x’s weekly
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Iberia, which is the flag carrier airline of Spain, will also fly directly from España to:

  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Boston
  • Miami
  • New York
  • San Francisco

Note: All of the above airlines are offering normal direct/non-stop flights from the U.S. to Spain, which is very different from Italy's ‘quarantine-free and covid tested' flights.

Entry Requirements For American Tourists Visiting Spain

American tourists will be permitted to enter Spain as of June 7th, but with a few entry requirements to consider. Passengers will not only have to show proof of being fully vaccinated but they will also have to show proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival. In addition, all travelers will need to also fill out an online FCS Health Control Form, which will generate a QR code to be shown upon arrival. All entry requirements for Spain will be continually updated here.

To show proof of vaccination, the CDC card issued in the U.S. is set to be accepted until the EU’s Digital Green Certificate is up and running for foreign arrivals. At least 14 must have elapsed from the passenger receiving their final shot, with only vaccines that have been approved by the European Medicines Agency, which includes Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.

Visitors should be aware that the current rules in Spain include wearing a facemask in all public places, both indoor and outdoor, but that could change for the June 7th reopening. Spain’s health chief officer stated outdoor mask mandates could disappear within a few days due to the countries improvement with case rates.

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Indoor dining is open, but only at 30% capacity, and with a nightly closure time of 11:00 pm.

American tourists will get a small window of opportunity to visit Spain without the massive levels of crowds, as over-tourism jammed city streets just prior to the pandemic.

The government expects international tourism levels to reach 70% of their pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2021 and to see anywhere from 30 to 40% of its pre-pandemic visitation levels this summer.

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Tuesday 1st of June 2021

As of 00:00 hours on May 24th, 2021 and at least until 24:00 on June 20th, 2021, Spain will require travelers from Canada to have a negative PCR or TMA test performed within seventy-two hours prior to arriving in Spain. This measure is not applicable to those passengers who are in airport transit nor minors under 6 years old. Passengers whose final destination is Spain must travel with their negative PCR and the health control form that can be found at

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 1st of June 2021

This copy/paste you posted from the consulate of SPain in Toronto is still for essential travel and not tourism (non-essential travel) You can see if you keep scrolling it's said the same PCR rule for all of 2021, and Canada has not been able to enter for all of 2021.


Monday 31st of May 2021

Any word on fully vaccinated Canadians? And specifically their children? We have flights booked for August with our 3 kids. My husband and I are fully vaccinated since February but the kids are all under 12 so none of them are. I can't find rules about them. Thanks for the info!


Tuesday 1st of June 2021

@Kashlee Kucheran, thanks very much.

Kashlee Kucheran

Monday 31st of May 2021

What is expected come June 7 is this: - Vaccinated Canadians adults can enter - Kids under 6 don't need proof of a test or proof of vax - Kids 7-12 or 7-16 will need proof of negative test Those are the expectations, but we won't know until June 7 or maybe a few days before when they publish the exact rules


Thursday 27th of May 2021

I read that you either have to show proof of a vaccine or a PCR test, not both. Are you sure your info is correct that Americans will need both?


Friday 28th of May 2021

@Kashlee Kucheran, I called the consulate here in Quebec , they told me I need my negative PCR test (I only have 1 Pfizer shot and won’t get the second until august ) and I need my Spanish certificate stating that my legal partner is from Spain and resides in Spain. No mention of vaccination. I’m going to Spain to visit her in 2 weeks.

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 28th of May 2021

We have seen reports with both the PCR and without. We published with, as its better safe than sorry instead of people showing up to the airport with no test and being denied boarding. If they do in fact drop it come June 7, we will update the Spain Entry Requirements article we link to in this article with the new information


Thursday 27th of May 2021

As of 00:00 hours on May 24th, 2021 and at least until 24:00 on June 6th, 2021, Spain will require travelers from Canada to have a negative PCR or TMA test performed within seventy-two hours prior to arriving in Spain


Thursday 27th of May 2021

Visitors need a vaccine and a test? So the vaccines aren't all that useful? Hmm.