It doesn’t matter whether you are a frequent flyer or just like to go away for your holidays once a year to somewhere hot, the last year has been something of a nightmare due to Covid-19. Even if you remove the danger and risk of contracting the coronavirus and getting really very sick or even dying, feeling grounded and being told to stay in one place can feel draining, depressing and maddening.
Pre-lockdown and pandemic, most people would think nothing much of travelling to Spain for a holiday. It was no big deal, because everyone did it, year in year out. Now, even as lockdown measures are finally being reduced and lifted and the vaccine programme is proving successful, there are still question marks over travelling abroad, even to Europe.
Any trips you plan on taking require a lot of thought and you need to avail yourself of the most current updates. Is it possible to travel to Spain? In the following post, we are going to discuss your possibilities and the importance of holding a valid Spain fit to fly certificate.
Can You Travel to Spain?
At the moment, travel from the UK to Spain is still restricted to Spanish nationals and anyone who has legal residency in Spain. The same rules apply to mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.
What Coronavirus Test is Needed to Qualify For Travelling to Spain?
If you have permission to travel to Spain, you still need to have evidence of a negative Covid-19 test. As there are many tests out there, we understand that you may be confused and overwhelmed trying to decide which you need. You need to have either a negative LAMP test, negative TMA test or negative PCR swab test for travel to Spain.
Are Other Documents Required for Travelling to Spain?
Yes. If a Spanish resident, you need to take along your paper EU residence certificate or the newer TIE certificate along with your passport. You also need to officially declare that you have had a negative PCR test in just 72 hours of your arrival on the Health Control Form. You must complete the form 48 hours before you travel.
Special Requirements for Travelling to the Canary Islands
At the moment, in addition to having a negative Covid test 72 hours before you depart, if you are heading to any of the Canary Islands, you must download and activate the special Radar Covid notification app while you are there and for a further 15 days after you return home.
How Can I Get a Covid-19 Test for Travelling to Spain?
If you are looking for a fast, accurate and affordable Covid-19 PCR test and Fit to Fly Certificate from a UKAS-approved organisation, consider Pure Testing.
The process is simple and takes just three steps – you book your test on a time slot that suits you, go along to the testing facility where it will take 15 minutes to take a swab of your nose and then you can go home. You then just need to wait for your results along with the important documentation and certificate that proves you have tested negative for Covid-19. These are all sent in the format of your choice via email.
Why Choose Pure Testing?
Pure Testing consists of a professional team of healthcare specialists who have been fully trained in the sample testing process. They can offer you an efficient and quick service. All their services, testing facilities and laboratory are Government-backed and UKAS-certified, so you know you can trust them.