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TammyLynn

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Hi Pilgrims
I will be in Santiago on Tuesday and flying out Friday. I am hearing that I can get a PCR test in Madrid at the airport to return to the USA however I only have a one hour layover there. Hoping to get a rapid PCR test Thursday. Closest test to cathedral? Quickest turn around on test? Any advice is much appreciated!! Thank you!!
 
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Hi Pilgrims
I will be in Santiago on Tuesday and flying out Friday. I am hearing that I can get a PCR test in Madrid at the airport to return to the USA however I only have a one hour layover there. Hoping to get a rapid PCR test Thursday. Closest test to cathedral? Quickest turn around on test? Any advice is much appreciated!! Thank you!!
You don't need a PCR test to fly back to the US, just an antigen test.
 

El Cascayal

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Hi Pilgrims
I will be in Santiago on Tuesday and flying out Friday. I am hearing that I can get a PCR test in Madrid at the airport to return to the USA however I only have a one hour layover there. Hoping to get a rapid PCR test Thursday. Closest test to cathedral? Quickest turn around on test? Any advice is much appreciated!! Thank you!!
If you plan on getting Rapid antigen at airport in Madrid you are able to schedule an appointment to avoid any hassles.
 

KimR

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Hi Pilgrims
I will be in Santiago on Tuesday and flying out Friday. I am hearing that I can get a PCR test in Madrid at the airport to return to the USA however I only have a one hour layover there. Hoping to get a rapid PCR test Thursday. Closest test to cathedral? Quickest turn around on test? Any advice is much appreciated!! Thank you!!
A PCR test is not a rapid test- it takes at least 24 hours for results.
A rapid test is an antigen test.
Not sure what you need.
 
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A PCR test is not a rapid test- it takes at least 24 hours for results.
A rapid test is an antigen test.
Not sure what you need.
To fly back to the US only an antigen test is needed, unless flying through a third country that requires a PCR test for transit.
 

natefaith

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Hi Pilgrims
I will be in Santiago on Tuesday and flying out Friday. I am hearing that I can get a PCR test in Madrid at the airport to return to the USA however I only have a one hour layover there. Hoping to get a rapid PCR test Thursday. Closest test to cathedral? Quickest turn around on test? Any advice is much appreciated!! Thank you!!

Here are three good places to get the rapid test with same day results:

Quironprevención
Rua Galeras 34 - 38
15705 Santiago de Compostela
Phone: +34 981 57 66 64

Clinica Revimedic
Calle Santo Domingo de la Calzada, 6, 2ºC
15701 Santiago de Compostela
Phone: +34 981 59 52 23

Note: It's possible to make an appointment for a Covid test through their Facebook page. Look for the Clinica Revimedic page.

Suevia Salud
Rúa Magdalena, 11, Bajo 6
15895 O Milladoiro
Phone: +881 087 551
info@suevia.gal

Note: Address is correct. Suevia is around the back of the building. Waiting period is 10 - 15 ninutes for the test, 40 minutes for the results printed and signed. They'll also email a copy of the results to you. Easy to get to by bus or taxi.

As far as which would be closest to the Cathedral, either Revimedic or Quironprevencion would be a 10-15 minute walk from the Cathedral. We'd still recommend you call ahead for an appointment (I don't think they accept walk-ins). But all three of these have rapid antigen tests.

Buen Camino!
 
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