Spain has a message for travelers from the United States: "No vaccine card, no entry."
- Effective immediately, visitors traveling from the U.S. will be required to show proof of full vaccination -- in the form of a "certificate that the Ministry of Health recognizes as valid" -- for admittance into the country, the Spanish Health Ministry announced Wednesday. The move makes Spain the world's largest country to tighten its border restrictions.
- The ban comes less than a week after the European Union removed the U.S. from a list of countries that are exempt from the rule.
- Given the explosion of cases in the U.S., can you blame Spain? Would the pandemic be over by now if all countries had closed their borders at the very beginning of it?