Spain will demand a negative PCR test taken inside 72 hours for all travellers arriving from international locations with a excessive threat of contracting the coronavirus from Nov. 23, the Health Ministry mentioned on Wednesday.
One of Europe’s essential COVID-19 hotspots, Spain had more and more turn out to be an exception within the area for its strategy of – thus far – not asking guests to offer a PCR test on arrival.
Spain will use European Union standards to outline which international locations are categorised as high-risk, the ministry mentioned.
“The basic reference will be the accumulated incidence per 100,000 inhabitants in the past 14 days,” it mentioned, with out offering further particulars.
Under the EU system, the highest-risk international locations are these with greater than 150 cases identified per 100,000 people previously 14 days, or these with an incidence of greater than 150 per 100,000 and with over 4% of all assessments giving positive outcomes.
With just below 1.Four million coronavirus cases, Spain has the second highest tally in Western Europe. Its an infection rate has declined to 525 cases per 100,000 people from highs of greater than 800.