Spain will require a negative PCR in the last 72 hours for travelers coming from risk countries, Cadena SER has advanced and elDiario.es has confirmed. It has thus been decided in the Interterritorial Council that met this Wednesday Minister Salvador Illa and all the councilors and councilors of Health. In order to consider a risk country or not, the recommendations of the European Union will be taken in the case of the Schengen area for third countries, the accumulated incidence in the last 14 days will be observed according to the criteria also of the EU. Whether or not this result is available is a question that will be added in the control form that is already carried out at the airports.
The criteria to consider that a country is in the red zone of risk that the European Union manages right now are a rate of notification of cases of COVID-19 accumulated in 14 days of 50 positives or more and the rate of positivity of the tests for infection of 4% or more. If only the cumulative incidence is taken care of, the AI for 14 days that marks the high risk is 150 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The Ministry advises tour operators, airlines or maritime companies and companies dedicated to international transport that they must inform their clients of the need to have this PCR test in order to enter Spain.