Spain is changing its definition of “fully vaccinated” for inbound U.S. travelers.
Starting Feb. 1, all U.S. travelers to Spain will have to prove that they are fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine with the last dose taken at least 14 days from their date of departure, but that’s not all.
Spain will also require that if a traveler’s final dose is more than 270 days from their date of departure, they also provide proof of a booster shot, which has to be taken at least 14 days from their date of departure.
Accepted vaccines will continue to include Pfizer, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, and Sinopharm.
Travelers will still be required to fill out the Spain Health Control form (FCS), which can be found here.
Spain is currently dealing with its highest wave of COVID-19 infections, much like so many other countries. Spain, on Jan. 17, reported over 100,000 cases for the seventh straight day, according to Worldometers. The country currently falls into the Level 4 Travel Advisory list from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because of that infection level.
“Because of the current situation in Spain, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants,” the CDC’s warning reads.