SPAIN is the newest nation to require a unfavourable coronavirus check on arrival from all vacationers from high-risk international locations, which incorporates British holidaymakers.
The brand new guidelines are to be enforced from November 23.
Detrimental coronavirus exams at the moment are wanted for Spain to be allowed to enter from the UKCredit score: AFP – Getty
The coronavirus check have to be taken inside 72 hours of journey to Spain and is along with the present rules which require the completion of a well being kind and a QR monitoring code, in addition to temperature and visible controls at Spanish airports.
It is not nice information for Brits who, whereas nonetheless solely in a position to go to the Canary Islands with out quarantining, could have hoped for a straightforward vacation break as soon as the UK lockdown was lifted.
The brand new rule was confirmed by Spain’s Ministry of Well being this night in an official assertion which stated: “Spain would require worldwide travellers from threat international locations to have a unfavourable PCR within the 72 hours previous to arrival in Spain with a view to enter the nation.”
“This measure is along with the well being controls which can be at present being carried out on all worldwide passengers on the factors of entry. Thus, temperature management and visible management are maintained.”
“The doc have to be the unique, written in Spanish or English and could also be submitted in paper or digital format.”
“When the Kind has not been accomplished electronically, by the QR code generated by the web site www.spth.gob.es or the Spain Journey Well being-SpTH software, it might be submitted in paper format earlier than boarding. On this case, it have to be accompanied by the unique doc certifying the efficiency of the diagnostic check.”
The brand new guidelines might be in place from November 23Credit score: AFP – Getty
“These passengers who, after finishing up the temperature, visible or documentary controls, are suspected of affected by Covid-19 should bear a diagnostic check on the airport, upon arrival in Spain.”
Spain says it is going to comply with EU steerage as to which international locations might be required to comply with the brand new rule and one of many standards would be the coronavirus ratio per 100,000 residents in 14 days.
The Spanish authorities has not but specified what this threshold might be.
“Journey companies, tour operators and air or maritime transport corporations and another agent that markets tickets should inform passengers of the duty to have a PCR with a unfavourable consequence with a view to journey,” says Spain’s Ministry of Well being.
“This new measure complies with the EU Advice 2020/1475, which seeks to finish the disparity within the well being management fashions applied by the international locations of the European Union.”
“The decision that establishes these new controls might be printed tomorrow, November 12, within the Official State Gazette and can enter into drive on November 23.”
Anybody travelling to the Canary Islands will require a Covid-free certificate too however this requirement begins on November 14.
The islands, which embody Tenerife and Lanzarote, were left “devastated” by the UK lockdown after hopes of a winter vacation revival.
Vacation costs have been slashed by a third to the islands to encourage last-minute 2020 bookings.
Right here is the journey recommendation if heading to the Canaries after lockdown.