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PCR Within 72 Hours Before Travelling to Spain

Starting on Monday, November 23rd, Spanish authorities will ask for a negative PCR from international travellers who come here from "high-risk countries". You have to have done this test within 72 hours prior to your arrival in Spain. This is not an easy task. Note that you will have to investigate where, how and when to get the test done in your country of origin and make sure that the result is available in time so you do not risk being subject to high fines when entering the country.


The fines can reach 6,000€, so do not take this lightly!


You can consult the regulation regarding the "high-risk countries", as well as the PCR requirements, here: https://boe.es/boe/dias/2020/11/12/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-14049.pdf.



Currently, the "high-risk countries" are:


European Union/European Economic Area:

Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (except the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Slovenia, Estonia, France, Greece (except the regions of Kitri, Ionia Nisia, Dytiki Ellada and Sterea Ellada), Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway (except the regions of Rogaland, Møre og Romsdal, Nordland, Viken, Innlandet, Vestfold og Telemark, Agder, Vestland, Trøndelag and Troms og Finnmark), The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (except the autonomous region of the Azores), Romania, Sweden, Liechtenstein and Slovakia.


Non-EU countries:

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Bahrain, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cape Verdem, Colombia, and Costa Rica.


Please note that the list of countries or areas at risk, as well as the criteria used for their definition, will be reviewed every two weeks and updated on the website of the Ministry of Health: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/ and on the Spain Travel Health website: https://www.spth.gob.es.


Form to fill out before travelling to Spain


This measure will be included in the Health Control Form that passengers must fill in before entering Spain and which can be requested from travellers at any time.


Access to the travel form you have to fill in: www.spth.gob.es


Do you want to travel to Spain but have doubts? Or are you planning on relocating here? Get in touch! We would love to assist you with anything you may need!