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Spain will require international travelers from risk countries to have a negative CRP within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain in order to enter the country. This obligation will come into effect on November 23.

With this measure, the Spanish Government increases controls and security measures for passengers who intend to travel to Spain.

For the designation of risk areas or countries that will be required to carry out a PCR, in the case of European Union countries and Schengen associated countries, the criteria contemplated in EU Recommendation 2020/1475 will be taken as a reference. , of October 13, on a coordinated approach to restricting free movement in response to the Covid-10 pandemic, they report from the Ministry of Health.

Travel agencies, tour operators, air or maritime transport companies and any other agent that markets tickets must inform passengers of the obligation to have a PCR with a negative result in order to travel. This new measure complies with the EU Recommendation 2020/1475, which seeks to end the disparity in the health control models implemented by the countries of the European Union.

This measure is in addition to the health controls that are currently being carried out on all international passengers at the points of entry. Thus, temperature control and visual control are maintained.

For its part, as a novelty, the Health Control Form that all passengers must fill out before entering the country, will from now on collect a question about whether they have a negative PCR performed in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain . At any time, the passenger may be asked to prove the test result.

The document must be the original, written in Spanish or English and may be submitted in paper or electronic format.

When the Form has not been completed electronically, through the QR code generated through the website the Spain Travel Health-SpTH application, it may be submitted in paper format before boarding. In this case, it must be accompanied by the original supporting document of the diagnostic test.