1. All travelers from a country or risk zone from where they start their trip, are required to present a negative result PCR whose final destination is a port or airport in Spain, regardless of their nationality or place of residence.
2. The diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 that will be required is PCR (COVID-19 RT-PCR). Other diagnostic tests such as rapid antibody tests, rapid antigen detection tests or high-performance serologies (ELISA, CLIA, ECLIA) will not be accepted, as long as their ‘harmonised’ use in the European Union is not accepted.
3. The test must be carried out within 72 hours prior to arriving in Spain
4. The list of countries or risk areas will be published every fifteen days on the website of the Ministry of Health (www.mscbs.gob.es) and on the website of Spain Travel Health -SpTH (www.spth.gob.es ).
5. Travel agencies, tour operators, air or maritime transport companies and any other agent that sells tickets in isolation or as part of a package trip must inform passengers, at the beginning of the ticket sales process where the destination is Spain, as well as in the process of issuing the boarding pass, the need to present the Sanitary Control Form at the destination airport or port. Likewise, if the country or area of origin of the trip is classified as risky, they must report the obligation to have a PCR with a negative result, carried out 72 hours prior to arrival.
6. The passenger must carry during their trip the document proving that the PCR with a negative result has been carried out. The document must be the original, be written in Spanish and / or English, on paper or electronic format and contain at least the first and last name of the traveler, passport or ID number, date of the test, identification and contact information The centre which performed the analysis, the technique used and the negative result of the test. The identification document (DNI / passport) that appears in the Health Control Form must be the same as the one on the PCR certificate.
7. All international travelers have to pass a health check at the points of entry. In the case of coming from countries or areas at risk, you must also be in possession of a negative result in a PCR carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain.
8 Health controls at points of entry apply to all passengers arriving in Spain by air or sea, not to those arriving by land.
9. Passengers in transit with their final destination is another country do not need to pass a health check of any kind nor do they have to present a PCR. If to make the connection they must go through a sanitary control, they must prove that they are in transit, presenting the boarding pass of the second flight.
10. The new regulations only affect all passengers coming from a country or risk zone (referring to the country / zone in which they started their trip), whose final destination is a port or airport in Spain, regardless of their nationality or place of residence.
11. Those passengers who, exceptionally, have not completed the Health Control Form electronically may present it in paper format before boarding, and must always be accompanied by the document certifying the performance of the PCR.
12. Health controls for travelers arriving in Spain are mandatory.
13. If you come from a risk area, upon arrival in Spain the health control staff may request you present the document proving the negative result of the PCR.
14. The certificate will always be assessed by health personnel located at the checkpoints at the arrival airport.
15. If passengers who arrive from a country or risk zone, do not adequately accredit the performance of a PCR with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival, they must undergo the test established by the services of health. Passengers who, after carrying out the temperature, visual or documentary controls, are determined to be suspected of having COVID-19 must also undergo the test.
16. What happens if, having declared that I have it, I do not present the PDIA document with a negative result upon my arrival in Spain? A test will be performed. In addition, you will be in breach of a health requirement for entry into Spain, and you will have made a false statement in a document and you will be fined.
17. The commission of minor offenses will lead to the imposition of penalties of up to 3,000 euros. In the case of serious offenses, a fine of 3,001 to 60,000 euros.
18. Can I refuse to take diagnostic tests upon arrival in Spain? No. Health controls upon arrival in Spain are mandatory for passengers arriving in Spain by air or sea. Failure to comply with the rule carries with it the application of the corresponding sanction.
19. At the present time, there are no medical exceptions that justify not performing a PCR. However, health personnel at the entry points may make an assessment of each case for medical reasons.
For the avoidance of doubt the United Kingdom is a country on the list.
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