Travel Requirements and COVID-19 Guidance
WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS PAGE WITH CURRENT GUIDANCE ON 15 SEPTEMBER 2022 – PLEASE CHECK BACK THEN.
updated as of March 23, 2022
For All Trips:
- As of March 2, 2022 entry into Spain and Italy does not require a COVID test however, you will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID test (taken no more than 1 calendar day prior to departure) to reenter the United States.
- Passports must be valid six months beyond the intended stay
- All travelers must be in possession of a CDC-issued vaccination card demonstrating that they have completed an accepted vaccination cycle AND a booster. Make certain to bring the original vaccination card along with a copy (printed and/or digital). Airport security may require visual confirmation of the original; one Spain traveler was denied boarding because they did not bring the original card.
- Travelers with connecting flights in Amsterdam, Netherlands are required to fill out a separate Health Declaration form HERE; print two copies as you will need a copy for your outgoing and return flight. This requirement may expire March 23, 2022.
- Delta (and other airlines) has provided a helpful resource for travel requirements and guidance that we highly recommend referring to Destination and Travel Restrictions Map.
- Effective February 1, 2022, U.S. citizens can travel from the United States to Spain on non-essential travel (such as tourism) if they show proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received the last required dose of their COVID-19 vaccine no less than 14 days, and not more than 270 days (9 months), prior to arrival in Spain. If more than 270 days (9 months) have passed since receiving the last required dose of their COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. citizens must show proof of having received a BOOSTER shot at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain. Please read the detailed information on the Spain Ministry of Health’s website.
- Additionally, all travelers from the U.S. to Spain MUST present a QR code generated through the Spain Travel Health portal (SpTH), obtained through the website, or by downloading the SpTH app in Google Play or App Store for each traveler PRIOR to travel; NO PAPER FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
- Keep in mind: After completing the SpTH form, passengers must download the QR code automatically generated at the end of the registration process to access the terminal and baggage claim.
- This is a short YouTube video issued by Spain Travel Health that walks you through the registration process:
- As of March 7, 2022 a COVID test is no longer required for entry into Italy but wearing masks indoors is (still) MANDATORY.
- Regions in Italy are divided in a color-coded system depending on transmission rates and other parameters; much of Italy, including all the places we will be traveling, has been downgraded and classified as WHITE – minimum risk (updated Mar 23). Certain mandates such as mask requirements are set to expire at the end of March – it’s possible they will not be renewed; please confirm before your trip and remember that airlines may still have mask requirements.
- Because Italy requires unvaccinated travelers to quarantine upon arrival as well as a Super Green Pass to access accommodations, museums, public events, and spaces, as well as public transportation, we require all travelers joining us to have completed an accepted primary vaccination cycle (and in most cases a booster) and in possession of a completed CDC issued COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
- Italy recognizes the CDC issued COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card showing proof of a full regime of an accepted vaccine AND a booster dose as an equivalent to the EU Super Green Pass. The Italian government issued a new directive on February 2 that the vaccination certificate validity is extended indefinitely for those who have completed a vaccination cycle AND a booster dose.
- Fill out the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) here: Digital Passenger Locator Form. This form MUST be completed prior to arrival and boarding flight, and you must bring a printed copy or QR code.
- When filling out the form, please use the following address as it is the residence of our friends and villa owners:
Castellate de Sernigi
Strada Palazzuolo 40
50028 Florence, IT
- Italy requires a COVID-19 Green Certification (Super Green Pass) or equivalent COVID-19 vaccination (CDC issued COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) showing full vaccination within six months to access hotels, businesses, services, events, public spaces, and public transportation.
Re-entry to the United States:
- All passengers are required to present a “negative” or “not detected” COVID-19 test taken at most one day before departure from the first embarkation point – WE WILL MAKE THOSE ARRANGMENTS FOR ALL OF OUR TRAVELERS
- Fill out a U.S. Entry Attestation form and Contact Tracing – check with your airline as they often provide an online form that allows the passenger to fill these required documents out electronically. Those flying on Delta can access here: