Spain mandates proof of full vaccination for U.S. tourists

Spain mandates proof of full vaccination for U.S. tourists

Spain mandates proof of full vaccination for U.S. tourists

Spain is tweaking its travel entry rules from next week to require vaccination certificates from US tourists, adjusting to recent European Union (EU) advice on stricter rules due to growing anxiety over coronavirus contagion in the US.

Under the rules, US tourists will no longer be admitted from Monday, unless they can show proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days before their trip. Unvaccinated children under 12 travelling with vaccinated adults are also allowed in the country.

The European Council’s decision earlier this week to remove the US from a safe list of countries for non-essential travel also came amid unanswered calls from European officials for “reciprocity” in travel rules.

Besides the US, the EU’s list also includes Albania, Australia, Chinese regions of Hong Kong and Macao, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.