Spain: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel RestrictionsUpdated on 09:54, May 12, 2021 UTC+8
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Entry into SpainEntry prohibited
Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Spain. This policy does not apply to persons arriving from countries or regions in the European Union, countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area, Australia, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Macau SAR, Mainland China, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. Further exemptions exist for persons engaged in the transportation of cargo, diplomatic staff and consular agents accredited in Spain and traveling as part of their official duties, and people who normally reside on Spanish territory. All persons arriving by air or sea from locations considered "high-risk" for the spread of COVID-19 based on determinations by Spanish health authorities must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a nucleic acid test (NAT). Upon arrival, all persons must undergo health screening and those suspected of having COVID-19 must undergo additional testing. All persons permitted to travel to Spain from Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, or Zimbabwe must undergo a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. Persons who agree to undergo testing for COVID-19 following 7 days in quarantine may be eligible for early release upon confirmation of a negative result. Prior to departure, all persons traveling to Spain by air must fill in an online sanitary control form (FCS) and obtain an associated QR code. Forms are available in the "SpTH" mobile application and at the following URL: https://www.spth.gob.es/create
A current list of "high-risk" locations is available from the Spanish government at the following URL: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
From May 4, 2021, foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.
All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.