The Spanish government has announced that most international travelers arriving by air or sea must undergo a COVID-19 test if Spain is their final destination.

Key Points:

  • Starting Nov. 23, travelers coming from a high risk area/country will need to submit a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival in Spain.
  • Travelers who do not arrive to Spain with negative test results must undergo the test upon arrival.
  • Additionally, travelers will need to submit an online health document, and undergo a temperature check, a visual check and a documentary check.
  • Some passengers may be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours after their arrival in Spain. This test must be reported to the Spanish Foreign Health Service.

Background: The following fall under Spain’s definition of high-risk areas and countries:

Albania Czech Republic Lebanon Puerto Rico
Andorra Denmark (except Faroe Islands, Greenland) Libya Romania
Aremenia Estonia Lithuania Russia
Argentina France Luxembourg Saint Martin
Aruba French Polynesia (France) Malta San Marino
Austria Germany Moldova Serbia
Bahrain Georgia Monaco Slovakia
Belgium Gibraltar (U.K.) Montenegro Slovenia
Belize Greece (except Kitri, Ionia Nisia, Dytiki Ellada and Sterea Ellada regions) Morocco Switzerland
Bosnia Herzegovina Guam Netherlands Sweden
Bulgaria Hungary North Macedonia Tunisia
Cape Verde Ireland Norway (except the Rogaland, Møre og Romsdal, Nordland, Viken Innlandet, Vestfold og Telemark, Agder, Vestland, Trøndelag and Troms og Finnmark) Ukraine
Colombia Italy Palestinian Territories United Arab Emirates
Costa Rica Jordan Panama United Kingdom
Croatia Kuwait Poland United States
Cyprus Latvia Portugal (except autonomous region of the Azores)

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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