As of today, Sept 6 you must also have a negative Covid test to enter the country. Either test is accepted.
@Ellen -- where are you reading this? I am reading from airlines and government websites that if travelers are vaccinated, they do not need to test or quarantine. If travelers are not vaccinated, they must be defined as an "essential" traveler in order to enter and then test before entry.
Spain is open to fully vaccinated passengers and are exempt from quarantine and presenting a negative COVID-19 test result.
Admission and Transit Restrictions:
Until 30 September 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.
... [essential and EU travelers allowed to enter are defined]
This does not apply to passengers older than 11 years with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, Serum Institute of India, Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before arrival.
Passengers must have:
- a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, German, Spanish or accompanied by a certified Spanish translation; OR
- a negative COVID-19 NAAT test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, HAD, LAMP, NEAR, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, SDA and TMA. The test result must be in English, French, German, Spanish or accompanied by a certified Spanish translation; OR
- a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, Serum Institute of India, Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before arrival; OR
- a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days after the positive COVID-19 NAAT test result. The sample for the certificate must have been taken at most 180 days before arrival.
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The Spanish embassy website (https://es.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/) states:
Effective September 6, 2021, U.S. citizens can travel from the United States to Spain on non-essential travel, such as tourism) if they show proof of vaccination. Please read the detailed information on the Spain Ministry of Health’s website.
The Ministry of Health website (which I referenced in a previous post, https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm), indicates that travelers who are vaccinated per article K are allowed entry and do not have a testing requirement unless they are residents of Great Britain or Northern Ireland, coming directly from those countries.
Given all of this, it is my understanding that US residents who are vaccinated can travel to Spain for tourist purposes without quarantine or testing. Unvaccinated tourists from the US may not enter. If a person is unvaccinated and defined as an "essential traveler" under articles A through J, then they must test before entering.
Please correct me if my understanding is wrong.