Covid Test for Spain

When travelling from the UK to Spain, it is important to have the right health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and doctor fit to fly certificates, allowing you to confidently travel to Spain.

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Latest Updates

As of 3 March 2021, Spain’s travel restrictions on passenger travel from the UK have been extended until Tuesday 16 March 2021, 6pm GMT, except for Spanish and Andorran nationals and those legally resident in Spain or Andorra.

The UK is currently on the ‘risk’ countries list and passengers arriving from the UK are required to show evidence of a negative PCR swab test or a LAMP (Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification) test taken within no more than 72 hours before arrival. Click here for more information on the entry requirements to Spain. 

As of 4 January 2021, the UK government has prohibited all international travel without a legally permitted reason for departure.

As of 22 December 2020, all passenger travel from the UK to Spain is restricted until 19 January 2021, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain.

Spain Travel Advice

Can I travel to Spain?

Travel to Spain from the UK is only allowed for Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands.

Which Coronavirus test do I need to travel to Spain?

If you are travelling from the UK to Spain you must undertake a negative Covid-19 PCR, TMA or LAMP test within 72 hours of arrival. This requirement extends to all passengers arriving in Spain, regardless of residency or length of stay.

Do I need any additional documentation to travel to Spain?

Yes. If you are a resident in Spain, you should carry your residence document (either the new TIE or the green paper EU residence certificate) as well as a valid passport. 

From 4 January 2021 until 10 January 2021, a period of grace will allow a valid “resguardo de solicitud o renovación de tarjeta de extranjero” document as evidence for those UK nationals who do not have a TIE card but have started their Spanish residency process.

Finally, you must also declare on the mandatory Health Control Form that you have undertaken a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival. This form must be completed 48 hours prior to travel.

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to Spain?

If you are travelling to Spain, a Covid-19 test costs £149. This covers the PCR test as well as a Fit to Fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by Spain?

Yes. Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both Spain’s airlines and the Spanish government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test in order to meet Spain’s travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with negative test results as well as a Fit to Fly certificate. This documentation will be provided within the 72 hour testing requirement window.

How long before my flight to Spain should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to Spain are required to take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight.

If my child is under 12 do they still need a Covid-19 test to travel to Spain?

No. Children under the age of 6 years old are not required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR, TMA or LAMP test.

Are there any special restrictions on travel to the Canary Islands?

Yes. Alongside the negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure, travellers to the Canary Islands are also required to download and activate the Radar Covid notification app for the duration of their stay and for 15 days after returning home.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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