The Spanish Prime minister announced at a tourism fair that the country would welcome tourists from the UK without vaccination or Covid-19 test requirements from Monday (May 24, 2021).
The country would then welcome fully vaccinated tourists from all countries eligible to enter Spain visa-free from June 7, 2021, including visitors from the United States, without any tests.
Remember that you need to fill out the Travel Health Questionnaire.
Here’s the announcement from the Spanish Embassy in the UK:
⚠️ ATTENTION TRAVELLERS! ⚠️
🛫 From 00:00 of May 24th Spain lifts travel restrictions from 🇬🇧
What does it mean? 🤔
— Embassy of Spain UK (@EmbSpainUK) May 21, 2021
A bulletin released by the Spanish government:
June 7th fully vaccinated tourists can enter Spain per El Pais:
Speaking on Friday at the Fitur tourism fair in Madrid, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez confirmed that from Monday, travelers from the UK and Japan and the other countries already on the list “will be able to enter in the country without health controls on arrival.” He added that, from June 7, “tourists from other countries with which there is not complete free movement, among them the United States, will be able to enter Spain provided they count on a certificate showing they have received their full [Covid-19] vaccinations.”
Portugal, Italy, and Greeve have already relaxed entry requirements:
This will unlikely lead to many tourists from the UK because Spain is still deemed as Amber that requires several Covid-19 tests and self-quarantine after returning.
Welcoming fully vaccinated tourists, essentially outside of Europe, from June 7th, also without any tests, likely leads to some tourism from the United States.
You have to keep in mind that Spain is not yet fully reopened. I was in Barcelona last weekend, and some were surprised to learn that restaurants and bars all closed at midnight and were not supposed to seat or allow patrons to a full capacity.
Entering Spain doesn’t mean that those who are not nationals or residents of European Union or EEA member states could then roam freely within the bloc. Many countries still have internal border checks in place for intra-bloc travel that I have experienced personally when entering France (passport or ID check right after exiting the plane) from a flight within the EU.