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Health Requirements for entrance to Spain

Leaving for Spain at the end of the week. You were all so kind to give me information awhile back. We made an account on the Spain health app and then had to wait until 72 hours before entry to finish the application process. Today when we logged into the app it basically said the app was no longer in operation and it appears that entrance requirements into Spain have changed. Does anyone know what exactly we need to enter Spain. We will bring our vaccination cards and we have had the latest booster shot. Not sure what else is needed at this point. As always, this forum is a wealth of information and thanks in advance for your help!

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I’m in Spain now and you no longer need to fill out that form. Masks are required on public transportation, and most are compliant. We flew Iberia from Portugal and masks were required onboard.

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As noted, form no longer needed, but vaccination or testing is still required. Only your airline will ask for the vaccination or test proof as part of check-in, once you arrive, no one will ask, unless as a part of random screening.

Masks still required on trains, buses, and metro type transport, and it is enforced, occasionally other instances may require a mask...most pharmacies we found still request you wear a mask.

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Hello! First post to the forum…my wife and I are going on RS best of Spain 14 day in the later half of this October & I have seen that the Spanish health site is no longer needed to register. However, I feel I am missing something or misunderstanding , is it vax card OR negative test, or is it vax card & negative test?

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Ken S

It is an "or". It can get a bit complicated, but the easy version is you are fine if you have received your initial doses, plus a booster, as long as the booster was a Moderna or Pfizer shot. Other variations also qualify, but that is the "safe" option.

Your airline should require the information as part of check-in.

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Are you required to have the booster? I received the first two doses, but then stopped. I have had COVID twice since.

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Spain considers you vaccinated if you have the original course, and one booster, the booster needs to be a Moderna or Pfizer.

You can also have a letter of recovery, but those are only good for a limited time, you may also test.

Easiest is to just get the booster.

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Just to add a(nother) level of nuance— Spain will consider the first round (two shots) as 'fully vaccinated' for 270 days from the date of the second shot. A booster then doesn't have such an expiration date. Past 270 days and without a booster, triggers the need for a test or recovery letter (not sure of the timing, validity, or criteria for those.)