Spain will demand a negative PCR-test from 23 November of all international travellers arriving by air or sea. The PCR-test has to be taken within 72 hours before arriving in Spain from high COVID-19 risk countries.
OBS! The Spanish government has announce on 9 December that TMA-tests also have been approved to enter Spain.
A negative PCR-test or a negative TMA-test are an addition to the temperature control that is already carried out on arrival. A section will be included in the Health Control form (“Formulario de Control Sanitario”) for the negative PCR-test or TMA-test. Passengers may at any time on arrival be asked to present the test result. The document must be the original, written in Spanish or English and may be submitted in paper or electronic format.
Alternatively, passengers may be required to carry out a COVID-19 RT-PCR test within 48 hours of arrival, the result of which must be communicated to the Foreign Health Services by the means indicated for this purpose. (BOE-A-2020-14049, Sexto.)
It is the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) that decides which countries to be classified as high COVID-19 risk. A country is classified as high risk when the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants exceed 150.
- www.mscbs.gob.es - Spain Travel Health
- www.mscbs.gob.es - España exigirá a viajeros internacionales de países de riesgo una PCR negativa en las últimas 72 horas
- www.lamoncloa.gob.es - España permitirá que los viajeros de zonas de riesgo acrediten un diagnóstico negativo de COVID con una prueba de Amplificación Mediada por Trascripción (TMA)
- eur-lex.europa.eu - Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1475 of 13 October 2020 on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
- ec.europa.eu - Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
- www.ecdc.europa.eu - Maps in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the EU/EEA and the UK