Spain will reopen beginning June 7 to all travelers who have been fully vaccinated. Yes, you heard correctly: Anyone around the world will be able to enter Spain. This news comes after Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez announced a digital certificate that allows vaccinated people to enter the country regardless of their country of origin.
Travelers must be able to prove that they’ve been fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson included) to enter Spain. Starting May 24, travelers from places outside of the European Union, such as Australia and the UK, will also be eligible to enter Spain without a negative COVID- 19 test.
Spain is one of the world’s most visited destinations, and it was one of Europe’s worst-hit during the pandemic. Spain closed its doors for travel in the spring of 2020 and has suffered a significant economic loss, especially in tourist hubs such as Barcelona, the Balearic Islands, and its many seaside towns.
Spin is still taking the virus seriously, with other restrictions such as curfew still in effect. According to Lonely Planet, the Spanish government hopes to have 70 percent of the adult population vaccinated by the end of the summer.
Spain hopes to extend the digital certificate outside the block. They are working with the EU to extend the bloc’s vaccine certificate program, due to launch on July 1, as reported by Reuters.