The latest guidance coming from Spain indicates that only travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are allowed to enter Spain at this time. Being fully vaccinated means receiving the final dose in the series at least 14 days before departure. Travelers must upload their COVID-19 vaccine card to the Spain Travel Health app before departure.

If you are eligible to receive a booster shot before your departure, we strongly recommend you receive one before you depart.


Vaccinations in Spain began on January 4, 2021. As of Dec. 20, 2021, approximately 81% of the Spanish population has been fully vaccinated.


Living spaces will be cleaned and sanitized prior to arrival. Participants are advised to gauge their own needs and purchase products in advance of needing them, as we cannot guarantee availability of specific supplies in country.

Housing protocols may be adjusted to protect the health and safety of students, staff, and the local community.


All passengers arriving from other countries must complete a Health Control Form (FCS) before departure and show the QR code at the Border Health Control at the airport upon arrival in Spain. The QR code can be presented in electronic format (on your phone or device) or printed on paper. You can start the form if you 1) have proof of vaccination, 2) already have the passport you will travel with, and 3) have booked your flight. But, you can only answer the health questions and complete the form once you have your seat numbers and no earlier than 48 hours before your departure. You will need to know the Spanish spelling of the state and city where you are staying. The FCS form is available on the Spain Travel Health website, with instructions/FAQs in English found here. The QR Code can be obtained through the Spain Travel Health website or by downloading the SpTH app to your phone or device.

If you are traveling from a “high-risk country” by Spanish government standards, you must show proof of vaccination AND a negative diagnostic test. And you may be required to quarantine for up to 14 days upon arrival to Spain. Check the list of high-risk countries here.


Proof of vaccination is required to enter Spain from most countries. There might be additional requirements, such as a negative COVID-19 test, for those traveling to Spain from other countries or areas considered high risk by the Spanish government. If you are traveling to Spain from a third country, you may need to comply with testing requirements to enter Spain. If you have to get a COVID-19 test before traveling to Spain, the document containing the results of your PCR test MUST contain the following information: traveler’s name as it appears on passport, passport number or national identity document or letter (and these must match the ones used on your health questionnaire), the date of the test, identification and contact details of the center that conducted the tested, the technique used, and the negative test result. Further details about this requirement can be found here. You must send HSI proof of your negative PCR prior to travelling to Spain, a copy of the Health pass QR code and a vaccination certificate.

In Spain, a COVID-19 PCR test generally costs 90-120 euro at a private medical facility. You must remember to have enough funds to complete a test before travelling home if it’s a requirement.

We are happy to help you with any paperwork but we aren’t responsible for any fees or any problems you might face if you don’t comply with all the rules listed above.

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