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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Travel Requirements and COVID-19 Guidance

updated as of January 12, 2023

For All Trips:

  • Passports must be valid six months beyond the intended stay
  • There are no restrictions to enter Spain or Italy – this includes:
    • No period of quarantine
    • No testing requirements to enter or leave the country
    • No form requirements
  • It is strongly recommended that you bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination in the form of a CDC-issued card demonstrating that they have completed an accepted vaccination cycle and at least one booster.  Make certain to bring the original vaccination card along with a copy (printed and/or digital).  Although it is not currently required, having vaccine (or relevant) documentation is a wise travel precaution.
  • Delta (and other airlines) has a very helpful resource for travel requirements and guidance here:  Destination and Travel Restrictions Map.


  • Currently, Spain still has a mandatory mask requirement in place for all public transportation (buses, taxis, trains, planes) – this includes ALL INCOMING FLIGHTS.  The use of face masks is required on flights for all passengers arriving into and departing from Spain; boarding may be denied if proper masks are not carried and worn.
  • You must provide your own approved masks (KN95, N95, FFP2 or equivalent).
  • Spain’s Ministry of Health will revisit the mask mandate requirement for public transportation sometime in March 2023.


  • There are no current travel restrictions for travelers coming from the United States.

Re-entry to the United States:

  • There are no requirements to reenter the United States from Spain or Italy.