List of countries from which arrivals will need a negative PCR test to enter Spain
Those travelling from EU and other states with high Covid-19 rates will have to show evidence that they are negative for Covid-19 up to three days prior
Spain will begin requiring travelers from countries severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic to present a negative PCR test upon their arrival from November 23.
As announced by health minister Salvador Illa on Wednesday and published by the official gazette BOE on Thursday, 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 traveling.
They will be checked before boarding and 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.
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 January 11 to January 24):
Denmark (except for Greenland and Faroe Islands)
France (except for Brittany and the islands of Corsica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Réunion)
Greece (except for Attica, Dytiki Ellada, Peloponnese, Sterea Ellada, Voreio Aigao, Epirus, Ionian Islands, Crete, and Notio Aigaio)
Norway (except for Agder, Innlandet, Møre og Romsdal, Nordland,
Rogaland, Trøndelag, Troms og Finnmark, Vestfold og Telemark and Vestland)
Portugal (except for The Azores)
Non EU-EEA countries
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gibraltar (United Kingdom)
Isle of Man (United Kingdom)
Jersey (United Kingdom)
Saint Martin (The Netherlands)
Turks and Caicos
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
United States Virgin Islands