Spanish Government has passed a resolution, published
in the State Official Gazette BOE-A-2020-6927, which
details the necessary health checks and documentation
required to enter the country by air or sea, new entry
controls that will remain in place until the COVID-19
health crisis is declared over. From now, all passengers
arriving at airports and sea ports must undergo a health
check which may include temperature measurements and
documented health declarations as well as a visual
assessment of the passenger's condition.
Resolution states that a public health form must
be completed before the passenger starts their
journey to Spain. The form can be filled out online
at the Government's SpTH
Spain Travel Health
webpage or on the free App available on Android and
Apple devices which can be downloaded from the
appropriate online App stores. Once the form has
been completed, the passenger will be provided with
a unique QR code which must be displayed to the authorised
reader in the Arrivals terminal at the destination.
The form is personal and non-transferable and valid
for just one journey into Spain and can only be
filled out within 48 hours before arrival in the country.
terminals will also have thermo-graphic cameras and
other non-contact devices to measure the body temperature
of all arrivals to identify any passengers with a fever.
The Resolution has set a limit of 37.5°c or above
and any passenger whose temperature is above that
detection limit will be required to carry out further
health assessments, including clinical and epidemiological
evaluation, to determine if there is a risk to
public health and if this proves to be the case, the
passenger will be referred to a health centre. The Resolution
confirms that all personal data or images captured by
the thermal imaging cameras will not be stored and passenger
privacy is guaranteed.
cannot travel to Spain if they are showing symptoms
of COVID-19 infection (fever, cough, breathing difficulty),
have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the 14 days prior
to the travel date, or have been in contact with a confirmed
case of COVID-19 in the two weeks prior to travel.
in Spain, visitors should abide by the necessary health
protocols established for those living here which include
observing minimum social distancing of 1.5 metres with
third parties, washing hands frequently and thoroughly,
avoiding touching the eyes, nose and mouth, covering
the mouth and nose with a bent elbow when coughing or sneezing,
and wearing an effective face mask in public areas,
both open and closed, where social distancing cannot
be maintained. The health authorities also recommend
avoiding visits to places where there is a chance
of overcrowding. If any visitor feels unwell, they must
alert the authorities immediately through the 112 emergency
airport authority AENA confirmed that 1,482 flights
were scheduled for Wednesday 1st July, a sharp drop
from some 6,500 flights scheduled for the same day in
2019. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
maintains the advisory for British nationals to avoid
all but essential international travel.
read the full text of the Resolution.
Date: Thursday 2nd July 2020