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Old Aug 11, 2021, 2:42 am
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Spain Entry Regulations [merged thread]

I’m aware that currently the Spanish government has the requirement of a negative PCR rather than an antigen for arrivals.
Does anyone know if this is likely to change? Does Spain update their travel rules on a regular basis like the UK does every 3 weeks?

Also what is everyone’s opinion on the day 2 PCR testing? There is a fair bit in the British media about these being scrapped. Is it likely to happen anytime soon?
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Old Aug 18, 2021, 12:06 pm
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I guess the main question is where are you coming from as this may affect the requirements?

Assuming you are in a catergory allowed entry it seems the requirements are:

2. Passengers must have:
- a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, German, Spanish or accompanied by a certified Spanish translation; or
- a negative COVID-19 NAAT test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, HAD, LAMP, NEAR, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, SDA and TMA. The test result must be in English, French, German, Spanish or accompanied by a certified Spanish translation; or
- a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, Serum Institute of India, Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before arrival; or
- a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days after the positive COVID-19 NAAT test result. The sample for the certificate must have been taken at most 180 days before arrival.

This does not apply to:
- passengers younger than 12 years;
- passengers arriving from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Czechia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Macao (SAR China), Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, USA or Ukraine;
- passengers arriving from Austria (excluding Salzburg, Tirol, Vorarlberg, Wien); arriving from Bulgaria (excluding Severen tsentralen, Severoiztochen, Yugoiztochen, Yugozapaden, Yuzhen tsentralen); arriving from Croatia (excluding Grad Zagreb, Jadranska Hrvatska); arriving from France (excluding Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, Bretagne, Centre— Val de Loire, Corse, Grand Est, Guadeloupe, Guyane, Hauts-de-France, Ile-de-France, La Reunion, Martinique, Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur); arriving from Germany (excluding Berlin, Hamburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein); arriving from Italy (excluding Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Marche, Piemonte, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia, Toscana, Umbria, Valle d'Aosta/Vallee d'Aoste, Veneto); arriving from Norway (excluding Agder, More og Romsdal, Nordland, Oslo, Rogaland, Troms og Finnmark, Vestland, Viken); or arriving from Slovenia (excluding Zahodna Slovenija);
- deadheading crew.

3. Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom must have:
- a negative COVID-19 NAAT test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, HAD, LAMP, NEAR, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, SDA and TMA. The test result must be in English, French, German, Spanish or accompanied by a certified Spanish translation; or
- a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, Serum Institute of India, Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before arrival.

This does not apply to:
- passengers younger than 12 years;
- deadheading crew.
If not fully vaccinated and therefore needing a pre arrival test result it seems you can have any of the types listed. I don't see anything which says it must be a PCR?

In terms of day 2 tests after arrival in to the UK I don't see them going any time soon so plan to order one before you arrive.
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Old Aug 18, 2021, 12:27 pm
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Point 3 states that it must be a PCR. This is a requirement for visitors from the uk only. Anywhere else then an antigen is acceptable.

thanks for the thorough information. Yes I agrees that I can’t see any changes anytime soon.
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Old Aug 19, 2021, 12:12 am
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Spain Entry Regulations

I am planning to go to Ibiza as a Canadian citizen resident in Canada, fully vaccinated. I will be in Paris prior to going to Ibiza and am getting confused on whether I'm allowed to enter. TIMATIC from Expertflyer says this:

Important:

Passengers must have:
- a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English, French, German, Spanish or accompanied by a certified Spanish translation; or
- a negative COVID-19 NAAT test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, HAD, LAMP, NEAR, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, SDA and TMA. The test result must be in English, French, German, Spanish or accompanied by a certified Spanish translation; or
- a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, Serum Institute of India, Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before arrival; or
- a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days after the positive COVID-19 NAAT test result. The sample for the certificate must have been taken at most 180 days before arrival.
This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
This does not apply to deadheading crew.
This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria (excluding Salzburg, Tirol, Vorarlberg, Wien); arriving from Bulgaria (excluding Severen tsentralen, Severoiztochen, Yugoiztochen, Yugozapaden, Yuzhen tsentralen); arriving from Croatia (excluding Grad Zagreb, Jadranska Hrvatska); arriving from France (excluding Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, Bretagne, Centre— Val de Loire, Corse, Grand Est, Guadeloupe, Guyane, Hauts-de-France, Ile-de-France, La Reunion, Martinique, Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-C�te d'Azur); arriving from Germany (excluding Berlin, Hamburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein); arriving from Italy (excluding Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Marche, Piemonte, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia, Toscana, Umbria, Valle d'Aosta/Vallee d'Aoste, Veneto); arriving from Norway (excluding Agder, More og Romsdal, Nordland, Oslo, Rogaland, Troms og Finnmark, Vestland, Viken); or arriving from Slovenia (excluding Zahodna Slovenija).
Passengers entering or transiting through Spain must complete an "FCS Health Control Form" before departure at
https://www.spth.gob.es/
or via the Spain Travel Health-SpTH App. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.
This doesn't make any sense at all. Does that mean traveling directly from Canada (with a transit somewhere) could be allowed but flying from France wouldn't? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old Aug 21, 2021, 3:44 am
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Entering Canaries with a PCR from UK [Timings]

As our 12 year old isn't vaccinated, we need a PCR to enter the Canary Islands from the UK.

The information I have read says the test must be conducted less than 72 hour prior to arrival. The test we have chosen is collected from our village each day at 4pm but we don't land at ACE until 430pm (same time zone). I was hoping to do the test Monday afternoon and get it dropped off for the 4pm collection. Our flight is Thursday. If I left it to be collected on the Tuesday I won't get the result until the day before leaving me zero contingency if it went missing.

So question is this. Is the 72h set in stone from arrival or is it like many other countries where is just has to be done no more than 3 days before.
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Old Aug 22, 2021, 4:39 pm
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Originally Posted by yerffej201
I am planning to go to Ibiza as a Canadian citizen resident in Canada, fully vaccinated. I will be in Paris prior to going to Ibiza and am getting confused on whether I'm allowed to enter. TIMATIC from Expertflyer says this:



This doesn't make any sense at all. Does that mean traveling directly from Canada (with a transit somewhere) could be allowed but flying from France wouldn't? Any help would be appreciated.
I'm wondering a very similar thing. I'm a US citizen with dual Italian citizenship. I've been in Italy for the past two months and plan on a trip to France in early September for a week then on to Spain for a month. Will I be denied entry? It isn't clear.
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Old Aug 22, 2021, 7:21 pm
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Agree that Timatic is confusing here. Here is the official Spain health site: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesio.../nCov/spth.htm

If you go down to the "Risk Countries/Areas section" they have a PDF which is updated regularly. Here is the most recent one (valid until 23:59 on 29 August 2021): https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesio...29-08-2021.pdf

To take a simple example Paris is in Ile-de-France which is considered an at risk area from this PDF. Therefore, in addition to the top section about entry requirements, you must also:

From June 7th 2021, if you come from a country/area considered at risk for COVID-19, you must present a certificate or document certifying vaccination, an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT) or recovery from COVID-19. These certificates will be different if they have been issued in a country of the European Union (EU Digital COVID Certificate) or in a third country.
You must also note this on the health form which is at https://spth.gob.es/ (assuming you are coming by air).

On the flip side, both the US and Canada are currently not considered at risk from page 2 of the PDF. Therefore from exemption J (Residents of third countries listed in the Annex) one would not need either a test or a vaccination document or recovery certificate if they flew directly US -> Spain or Canada -> Spain.
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Old Aug 23, 2021, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by gudugan
Agree that Timatic is confusing here. Here is the official Spain health site: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesio.../nCov/spth.htm

If you go down to the "Risk Countries/Areas section" they have a PDF which is updated regularly. Here is the most recent one (valid until 23:59 on 29 August 2021): https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesio...29-08-2021.pdf

To take a simple example Paris is in Ile-de-France which is considered an at risk area from this PDF. Therefore, in addition to the top section about entry requirements, you must also:



You must also note this on the health form which is at https://spth.gob.es/ (assuming you are coming by air).

On the flip side, both the US and Canada are currently not considered at risk from page 2 of the PDF. Therefore from exemption J (Residents of third countries listed in the Annex) one would not need either a test or a vaccination document or recovery certificate if they flew directly US -> Spain or Canada -> Spain.
ok, great! So as an American coming from Italy I just need a PCR test, right?

Thanks!
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Old Aug 23, 2021, 3:50 am
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ok, great! So as an American coming from Italy I just need a PCR test, right?

Thanks!
No. Based on the top section of the website (Entry requirements for entry in Spain from third party countries) you must meet one of these exceptions. The most likely exception for the average traveller is K) Persons with a vaccination certificate.

In addition since Paris is high risk you need the vaccination document, a negative diagnostic test (NAAT or RAT) performed within 72h (NAAT)/48h (RAT) of arrival, OR certificate of recovery.

That is to say, if you are vaccinated and can show proof you do *not* need a test.
By the book, if someone is a third party national and are not vaccinated they need a test. But also by the book they would be denied through the exceptions on the top section of the page.
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Ok I missed the part where you are a dual Italian citizen. To me exception A is confusing: Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country, proving it documentary.

The Spanish version is: Residentes habituales en la Unión Europea, Estados asociados Schengen, Andorra, Mónaco, El Vaticano (Santa Sede) o San Marino que se dirijan a ese país, acreditándolo documentalmente.

It sort of sounds like this only applies to EU etc residents transiting Spain to return to their own country. Hard to say.
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Asking for my 21 year old son this time. He had his 2nd Moderna Jab in the UK on Sunday 22nd and is flying to PMI on Sunday 5th September, exactly 14 days later. Are we correct in thinking he won't need any tests to enter Spain? If there a point of reference where I can see the rules that state the timing of jabs?
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Old Aug 24, 2021, 6:15 am
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Flew into Madrid (from within the Schengen Zone) today.

​​​​​​FIlled out the pandemic form using the SpTH app (which just opens a new page in the browser anyway ). Just before making it to baggage claim, you are corralled into the sheeple area...in other words, where the paper health forms are - and coincidentally, where big crowds form. I walked right through the QR code/form check, but some were filling out both the app AND the paper forms.

Reminded me of Mexican immigration these days. Sometimes the app works, sometimes there's no paper form, sometimes no one check either.
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Originally Posted by gudugan
No. Based on the top section of the website (Entry requirements for entry in Spain from third party countries) you must meet one of these exceptions. The most likely exception for the average traveller is K) Persons with a vaccination certificate.

In addition since Paris is high risk you need the vaccination document, a negative diagnostic test (NAAT or RAT) performed within 72h (NAAT)/48h (RAT) of arrival, OR certificate of recovery.

That is to say, if you are vaccinated and can show proof you do *not* need a test.
By the book, if someone is a third party national and are not vaccinated they need a test. But also by the book they would be denied through the exceptions on the top section of the page.
I'm not vaccinated yet. Even If I get a PCR test, I'll be denied entry?
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Originally Posted by kingcole974
Asking for my 21 year old son this time. He had his 2nd Moderna Jab in the UK on Sunday 22nd and is flying to PMI on Sunday 5th September, exactly 14 days later. Are we correct in thinking he won't need any tests to enter Spain? If there a point of reference where I can see the rules that state the timing of jabs?
Assuming he is coming from the UK, read this: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-ad...y-requirements
For the Balearic Islands in specific (Mallorca) it links to this site: AETIB - Safe Tourism in the Balearic Islands

As of 7 June 2021, all passengers arriving from a country/area at risk for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present one of the following documents in order to enter Spain:

- A CERTIFICATE OR DOCUMENT CERTIFYING VACCINATION AGAINST COVID-19.
Valid from 14 days after the complete vaccination schedule and for up to one year after the date of vaccination.
So sounds like he should be good.
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Originally Posted by googs185
I'm not vaccinated yet. Even If I get a PCR test, I'll be denied entry?
By the book, probably? If I were you I would write to the Spanish embassy in Italy saying that you are an Italian citizen and asking them to clarify exception A.
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