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Hi all. Sorry very basic question as so confused. UK national flying UK to Spain! Just an antigen test right?
 
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Thanks but am I right in think antigen test not PCR
Not for travellers from the UK. Since 7 June 2021 at least, it must be a PCR test, an antigen test is not enough.

Spanish government sources, current (14 August 2021):

https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm
Tab Entry Requirements from Third Countries, Point k):
Persons with a vaccination certificate, that the [Spanish] Ministry of Health recognizes for this purpose, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). For persons resident in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland coming directly from this country, in addition to the vaccination certificate, diagnostic certificates of NAAT tests (nucleic acid amplification tests, e.g.: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA.....) will also be considered valid.​
Orden INT/657/2020, de 17 de julio in combination with Resolución de 4 de junio de 2021
Point k) in combination with Point Séptimo 1:
Pruebas de amplificación de ácido nucleico molecular (NAAT), cuya muestra haya sido obtenida dentro de las 72 horas anteriores a la llegada a España.​
Point Séptimo 2 lists antigen tests but they are explicitly excluded for travellers from the UK.​
 
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David Hobson

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Hi all. Sorry very basic question as so confused. UK national flying UK to Spain! Just an antigen test right?
I fly out tomorrow to Malaga, then Blabla shared journey to Seville to start the Plata. As far as I believe UK nationals going to Spain only need to show evidence of jabs. No test.
 

Kathar1na

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I believe UK nationals going to Spain only need to show evidence of jabs. No test.
The requirement for a PCR test applies to travellers from the UK who are not fully vaccinated.

It is either proof of vaccination OR proof of negative PCR test. Not both.
 

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Thanks but am I right in think antigen test not PCR
I believe that it is a negative PCR test that is needed, and that an antigen test result will be rejected. It is the airline that you are flying with who are going to be controlling your right to board and to fly, and a negative PCR test undertaken within the previous 72 hours is never rejected.
 
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Not for travellers from the UK. Since 7 June 2021 at least, it must be a PCR test, an antigen test is not enough.

Spanish government sources, current (14 August 2021):

https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm
Tab Entry Requirements from Third Countries, Point k):
Persons with a vaccination certificate, that the [Spanish] Ministry of Health recognizes for this purpose, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). For persons resident in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland coming directly from this country, in addition to the vaccination certificate, diagnostic certificates of NAAT tests (nucleic acid amplification tests, e.g.: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA.....) will also be considered valid.​
Orden INT/657/2020, de 17 de julio in combination with Resolución de 4 de junio de 2021
Point k) in combination with Point Séptimo 1:
Pruebas de amplificación de ácido nucleico molecular (NAAT), cuya muestra haya sido obtenida dentro de las 72 horas anteriores a la llegada a España.​
Point Séptimo 2 lists antigen tests but they are explicitly excluded for travellers from the UK.​
My understanding is simply this
For a tourist from the UK if double jabbed you don’t need anything else than proof of vaccination.
This “in addition” reads “also acceptable” and not in addition to….
 
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Kathar1na

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My understanding is simply this
For a tourist from the UK if double jabbed you don’t need anything else than proof of vaccination.
This “in addition” reads “also acceptable” and not in addition to….
Correct. It's an unfortunate - read confusing - way of wording it on the Spanish government website. They simply translated the legal text word for word from Spanish into English and then copy-pasted it onto the website without explanation for laypersons.
 
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Hi all. Sorry very basic question as so confused. UK national flying UK to Spain! Just an antigen test right?
So frustrating. The websites are very confusing. Coming from Canada, transmitting through Germany and into Bilbao Spain. It looks like I need the Spain QR code but will that suffice with proof of vaccination through Germany. It looks like Frankfurt is my initial EU stop, then flying into Spain is considered domestic and requirements change. Help!
 

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Remember, even though this does not currently concern the UK, that when "antigen" is mentioned as a requirement, it means the one done by a lab, not the lateral flow self-test.
 
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Kathar1na

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If you want a non government website, you can use the IATA Timatic site:
https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php . This is what the airlines use who decide whether you fly or stay behind. It says the same as what has already been established on the basis of the UK and Spanish government sites:
IATA Timatic.jpg
 
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