Editorial Note: We earn a commission from partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect our editors’ opinions or evaluations.
Americans can still travel to European countries, although each country makes their own decisions about who can enter and what precautions are required to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Before deciding to travel to Europe, check the testing and vaccination requirements for your destination. Be sure to also consider any countries you transit as there may be testing or vaccination requirements even if you don’t leave the airport. You’ll also want to travel masks with you at all times, since some forms of transportation as well as public and private businesses may require them to enter. Many European countries specifically call for FFP2 masks (or similar-style masks such as KF94 or N95s).
Here are some of the latest European travel rules and restrictions for US travelers.
Looking for Travel Insurance?
Compare Quotes With Over 22 Travel Insurers
Related: Best Travel Insurance 2022
US citizens can travel to France with full proof of vaccinationwhich you may have to show to your airline and to border patrol.
Read more: Can I travel to France from the US?
US citizens are not required to quarantine when arriving in Spain, but proof of vaccination or a recent negative test is required. Your test must be from within 72 hours prior to departure for PCR tests or 24 hours for antigen tests. Spain recently revised their requirements to define fully vaccinated travelers as those who received their final dose 14-270 days prior to arrival. Therefore, some travelers may need to obtain a booster dose prior to travel to Spain.
Before departure, you must complete a Health Control Form (FCS) and obtain and download the QR code to show at boarding and health controls upon arrival in Spain.
Read more: Forbes Advisor Guide To Covid Vaccine Requirements For Travel
Requirements for Traveling to the US
As of June 12, US citizens returning from Europe to the United States no longer need to provide a negative Covid-19 test in order to return home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lifted the previous mandate that had required travelers to supply a negative Covid test or documentation of recovery in order to re-enter the US
However, if you’re not a US citizen or are on an immigrant visa, you’ll still need to show proof of vaccination to fly to the US from Europe.
Get Travel Insurance Before Your Next Trip
Compare & Buy Travel Insurance