The Spanish government has announced that it will update its COVID-19 entry requirements.

Key Points:

  • Beginning May 1, travelers regardless of their departure country must provide one of the following to enter the country:
    • An EU Digital COVID certificate or an EU-approved certificate proving the individual is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccination certificate is valid from 14 to 270 days from the date the last applicable dose was administered.
    • Proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure or an antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure to Spain.
    • A recovery certificate issued between 11 and 180 days after the first positive PCR or antigen test.

Additional Information: Travelers who do not hold a valid EU Digital COVID certificate or EU equivalent must complete the SpTH Health Check Form, including proof of vaccination, previous recovery  or negative COVID testing. Travelers under the age of 12 are exempt from the aforementioned requirements.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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