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COVID Covid testing at Madrid airport

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Frances: September - October 2016
Porto > Santiago - April 2018
Move to Astorga (2019)
My wife and I just got antigen tests at the airport, T4 2nd floor, We had made appointments arrived over an hour early. Many people who didn’t have appointments were lined up, but they took us in and very efficiently did the antigen tests and as promised, we had results by email in 20 minutes. They offer paper copies if you need them by coming back to the front desk.
Do make an appointment online if possible, but they were working with the walk ups as well. It was a good experience, the people we worked with spoke English too!

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nathanael

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Frances, Norte, Plata,
My wife and I just got antigen tests at the airport, T4 2nd floor, We had made appointments arrived over an hour early. Many people who didn’t have appointments were lined up, but they took us in and very efficiently did the antigen tests and as promised, we had results by email in 20 minutes. They offer paper copies if you need them by coming back to the front desk.
Do make an appointment online if possible, but they were working with the walk ups as well. It was a good experience, the people we worked with spoke English too!

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Is this mandatory when you land in Madrid?
 
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Frances (July 2020)
My wife and I just got antigen tests at the airport, T4 2nd floor, We had made appointments arrived over an hour early. Many people who didn’t have appointments were lined up, but they took us in and very efficiently did the antigen tests and as promised, we had results by email in 20 minutes. They offer paper copies if you need them by coming back to the front desk.
Do make an appointment online if possible, but they were working with the walk ups as well. It was a good experience, the people we worked with spoke English too!

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Thank you for this info. How much did they charge? Were you doing this for re entry into the US?
 
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Chef66

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No the above I have described is for departing passengers. I guess arrivals requirements will depend on where you have arrived from.
 
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April 2015
I decided to order a test online with a FaceTime assistant. I did this because the appointments at the Madrid airport didn't coincide with my flights from SdC and USA. Delta recommended a test by "ellume." How it works is: you order the test at home (I have it now, it took 2 days to reach me). Yes, I'll have to pack it, but I'm using luggage transport, so I have room. 3 days before departure, I have to take the test. When you order the test, you choose a time that your consultant will be able to Face Time with you. I'll be in Santiago on that day, so I made sure I had a hotel with good internet. The consultant watches you open and perform the test, the call is closed and when you insert the swab into a pod (analyzer), which connects to their app, in 15 minutes it sends the results directly to your phone. This can be shown to the airline upon boarding. The company sent an additional test kit for free, in case something happens or the test in inaccurate.
 

Tami0864

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Past OR future Camino
2021
My wife and I just got antigen tests at the airport, T4 2nd floor, We had made appointments arrived over an hour early. Many people who didn’t have appointments were lined up, but they took us in and very efficiently did the antigen tests and as promised, we had results by email in 20 minutes. They offer paper copies if you need them by coming back to the front desk.
Do make an appointment online if possible, but they were working with the walk ups as well. It was a good experience, the people we worked with spoke English too!

TravelCovidtestcenter.com

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Thanks for this helpful information. Will be flying from US to Madrid in 4wks. Buen Camino
 
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2018
My wife and I just got antigen tests at the airport, T4 2nd floor, We had made appointments arrived over an hour early. Many people who didn’t have appointments were lined up, but they took us in and very efficiently did the antigen tests and as promised, we had results by email in 20 minutes. They offer paper copies if you need them by coming back to the front desk.
Do make an appointment online if possible, but they were working with the walk ups as well. It was a good experience, the people we worked with spoke English too!

TravelCovidtestcenter.com

¡Buen Camino!
I would add, I am pretty sure that antigen tests are not what is required going back into Canada. I think it has to be a pcr. There is a list of approved tests for travel on the B3D2D2A9-06A3-451D-9E5D-74CF34597D17.png 3C9721A7-2B23-4565-AA70-24EE820C306B.png 7D2BA72B-F33F-4AA5-9305-C740FC22BBCE.png Canadian Government website.
 
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Dave

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First: Camino Francés 2002; most recent: Norte/Primitivo 2019
Have you found out this information? I head out of Madrid airport to JFK in less than 2 weeks.
25 euros. Did it this morning. In and out in two minutes, albeit with a reservation at 5:30am. Had the results in my email less than ten minutes later. (Negative, fortunately enough.) I'll add that if you can't get a reservation, walk-ins were being waved right in at 5:30... and hey, in Madrid that's right before bed time!
 

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