United States -> Germany (layover) -> Spain
Spain -> Germany (layover) -> United States
I'm a US citizen traveling from USA to Spain this October. The flight has a layover in Germany. Do I only need to follow the travel restrictions for my final destination (Spain) or do I also need to follow the restrictions for my layover (Germany)?
Luckily, both Spain and Germany have the same requirements of proof of vaccination or negative COVID test. However, they differ in the website/app you need to use to upload the documents. Do I need to follow all steps for Germany or can I just do Spain?
Additionally, for Spain, am I supposed to be following the Spanish-USA embassy's rules or the Spanish-German embassy rules?
Effective September 6, 2021, U.S. citizens can travel from the United States to Spain on non-essential travel, such as tourism) if they show proof of vaccination. Please read the detailed information on the Spain Ministry of Health’s website. Additionally, travelers from the United States to Spain must present a QR code generated through the Spain Travel Health portal, obtained through the website or by downloading the SpTH app in Google Play or App Store for each traveler. Additionally, travelers must show either proof of vaccination, a negative COVID test, or a certificate of recovery.
Effective August 1, 2021, all travelers ages 12 and older must submit proof of vaccination (with a vaccine listed on this website ), proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 month, or a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter by air, land, or sea.
Please fill out the digital registration on entry at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de and carry the confirmation with you when entering the Germany. The confirmation will be checked by the carrier and may also be checked by the Federal Police within the framework of its responsibilities as a border control agency.