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Greece removed from updated list of countries from which passengers need negative PCR test

Anyone coming to Spain by air or sea will have to present results if coming from nations with high incidence rates

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05 February 2021 02:14 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Spain requires travellers from countries severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic to present a negative PCR test upon their arrival.

In order to be allowed into Spain by sea or air, visitors will have to demonstrate they have tested negative for the virus within 72 hours prior to travelling. 

In the latest list of countries from which arrivals will need to show a negative PCR test to enter Spain, Greece has been removed. The update comes into effect for arrivals on Monday, February 8

Test results will be checked before boarding and travellers can face fines if they fail to provide proof – in this case, they will have to take an antigen test and might be barred from entry if positive. Passengers can also be denied entry onto the plane or ship if they fail to provide negative PCR test results.

For EU countries and those within the Schengen area, risk levels will be determined by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

The ECDC publishes a map every week with the current risk status of regions indicated by a traffic light system of green, orange or red – and grey for those with not enough information –, as determined by the 14-day incidence and positivity rates of Covid-19.

The negative PCR test will be mandatory for those travelling from states in red or grey.

Countries outside the EU-EEA will be labelled 'at risk' when the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days is above 150.

The full list of countries affected will be published on https://www.mscbs.gob.es/ and on https://www.spth.gob.es and will be updated every two weeks – every new update will come into force seven days after being published.

Here's the latest list of countries (working from February 8 to February 21):

EU-EEA countries

Austria 

Belgium 

Bulgaria 

Croatia 

Cyprus 

Czechia 

Denmark (except for the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and the region of Midtjyllar) 

Estonia 

France (except for the islands of Guadalupe, Reunión y Martinica) 

Germany

Hungary 

Ireland 

Italy 

Latvia

Liechtenstein 

Lithuania 

Luxembourg 

Malta 

Netherlands 

Norway (except for the regions of Agder, Innlandet, Møre og Romsdal, Nordland, Rogaland, Troms og Finnmark, Trondelag, Vestfold og Telemark, Vestland, and Viken) 

Poland 

Portugal 

Romania 

Slovakia 

Slovenia 

Sweden

Non EU-EEA countries

Albania

Andorra

Argentina

Aruba

Azerbaijan

Barbados

Bahrain

Belarus

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Cape Verde

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominican Republic

Falkland Islands

Georgia

Gibraltar (United Kingdom)

Israel

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Maldives

Mexico

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Morocco

Namibia

North Macedonia

Pakistan

Palestine

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Puerto Rico

Russia

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin (The Netherlands)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

San Marino

Serbia

Seychelles

South Africa

Suriname

Switzerland

Tunisia

Turks and Caicos

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America

United States Virgin Islands

Uruguay

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