Culinary Vacations in Spain with The International Kitchen: Status Update

Tapas tasting on your culinary tour in SpainUpdated May 3, 2022.

Spain reopened June 2021 to U.S. tourists. Read on for details on the entry requirements and what to expect while you are traveling!

See all our culinary tours in Spain.

A scene from the village of Frigiliana in Spain, visited on a food and wellness tour with The International Kitchen.Who Can Travel to Spain?

Adult U.S. travelers to Spain must show proof of vaccination or proof of recover to enter.  The vaccination schedule needs to be complete (that is, 2 weeks must have elapsed since your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or since the single does of the J&J vaccine). Starting February 1st, 2022, your second dose (or single dose of J&J) must also be not more than 270 days prior to your trip, OR your vaccination card must show that you received a booster. The vaccination card or certificate can be in English, and currently the CDC vaccination card is accepted as proof of vaccination.

You can also show a certificate of recovery from COVID within the past 90 days.

You will also need the QR code generated through the Spain Travel Health Portal.

Tomatoes at the market on our culinary vacations in Spain.You can find up to date information at the following sites:

Why Choose Our Culinary Vacations in Spain?

Enjoying cava at the H10 Madison in Barcelona on a culinary tour with TIK.Our partners in Spain can’t wait to welcome our culinary travelers back on our wonderful and authentic culinary vacations in Spain. We have made it easier to book our Spain culinary vacations than ever, with many Worry-Free Trips that allow you to cancel your tour with only a small penalty up to 60 days prior to the trip start date. (See qualifying trips and restrictions here.)

Gaudi's salamander at Park Guell, visited during a food tour of BarcelonaAlthough international travel is expected to return quickly, we do anticipate that this year will provide our travelers the chance to experience their favorite European destinations with fewer tourists and smaller crowds than in the past. So it is the ideal time to take the trip to Spain of which you’ve always dreamed.

Booking Our Culinary Vacations in Spain

You might be wondering how to choose from among our culinary vacations in Spain. We have a lot of great trips, from Andalusia to Catalonia to the Basque Country!

If you’ve looked at our culinary vacations in Spain on our website and can’t decide between them, give us a call and we can make some recommendations. We love to talk to fellow foodies about our culinary vacations in Spain and are ready to help you choose the perfect culinary tour.

Detail of Sevillian architecture seen on a culinary tour of SpainFor instance, if you are looking to head to southern Spain and want a small (even private) culinary vacation in Andalusia, check out our Cooking in Andalusian Olive Country and Flavors of Andalusia culinary tours.

Or, if you are interested in something a little different, round up some friends and try our Ultimate Indulgence: Food & Wellness Tour of Spain.

Scenic balcony seen during your culinary tour of SpainIf you’re hankering for some city life now that museums, shops, and restaurants are reopening, try our Barcelona Foodie Adventure or our Capital Culinary Adventure in Madrid. They feature two of our favorite cities.

Of course, we also offer a fabulous itinerary on the Costa Brava, our Catalonian Culinary Vacations on the Costa Brava. It would make a perfect celebration of rejoining life after a challenging year.

Or, if you’re a true foodie, you might want to head north to the Basque Country in Bilbao. We can add on nights in San Sebastián and Rioja as well!

Almost all of our culinary vacations in Spain can be customized to suit your desires. Most can be confirmed for a minimum of 1-2 people, and many can be private tours as well.

Sunny view of the fortress of Alhambra visited on a cooking vacation in SpainIf you’re ready to celebrate a return to normal life with a trip, check out our culinary vacations in Spain. We will give you an authentic, engaging experience and memories to last a lifetime.

By Peg Kern

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