Safe Shootings: From November 23, negative PCR will be mandatory to enter in Spain
The Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain has announced that from November 23 it will be mandatory to have a negative PCR test for SARS-COVID19 to enter the country. This rule will allow the entry of foreign workers, which in the case of the Audiovisual Industry, is key to the resumption or attraction of new film shootings to Spain.
The details of the regulations are as follows:
- From 23 November all passengers from countries at risk who wish to enter Spain by air or sea must have a negative PCR test performed within the 72 hours prior to their arrival
- The document must be an original, written in Spanish or English. It will be valid in paper or electronic format. The authorities may request accreditation of the test result at any time.
- Health Control Form: Compulsory before entering country by port or airport. It will include a question about performing a negative PCR test within the 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain.
Countries and areas with a negative test result for active SARS-CoV-2 infection as a requirement for entering Spain
EU/European Economic Area
· Czech Republic.
o Except for the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
o Except for Kitri, Ionia Nisia, Dytiki Ellada and Sterea Ellada regions.
o Except for the regions of Rogaland, Møre og Romsdal, Nordland, Viken, Innlandet, Vestfold og Telemark, Agder, Vestland, Trøndelag and Troms og Finnmark.
· The Netherlands.
o Except for the autonomous region of the Azores.
· Bosnia and Herzegovina.
· Cape Verde.
· Costa Rica.
· United Arab Emirates.
· United States of America.
· Russian Federation.
· Gibraltar (UK).
· North Macedonia.
· French Polynesia (France).
· Puerto Rico.
· United Kingdom.
· San Marino.
· San Martin.
The list of countries or areas at risk and the criteria used to define them will be reviewed once a fortnight. Check the latest updates at Ministerio de Sanidad [Ministry of Health] and Spain Travel Health.
The Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 admitted is the PCR (RT-PCR for COVID-19). Until their harmonised use is accepted in the European Union, other diagnostic tests such as rapid antibody tests, rapid antigen detection tests or high performance serologies (ELISA, CLIA, ECLIA) will not be admitted.