Tourists in the Spanish city of Amadores.
Spain has made amendments to the rules of entry for foreign travelers to its territory, starting next week, to require certificates of vaccination against Corona virus infection from American tourists.
On Friday, Spain published the new guidelines in its official newspaper, and also removed the names of Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro and North Macedonia from the list of safe countries.
Under the updated rules, US tourists will not be allowed entry from September 6 unless they can demonstrate that they have received a full vaccination at least 14 days before their trip.
Spain, which is a major tourist destination, is among a handful of European Union countries that have announced steps to amend entry rules into its territory, in line with European Council recommendations.
The move comes in an adaptation of the European Union’s latest advice on stricter rules stemming from growing concern over the outbreak of the Corona virus in the United States.
The European Council’s decision earlier this week to remove the United States from the list of safe countries for non-essential travel came amid unanswered calls by European officials for “reciprocity” in travel rules.
Despite the European Union’s move to open its borders to American citizens in June, the United States has not allowed European tourists to enter its territory.
Source: “Associated Press”