Covid: What are the new requirements that Spain asks for the entry of Argentines to the country

After the decision of the European Union which left Argentina, Australia and Canada off the list of countries from which you can travel to the bloc nations without restrictions, Spain was the first country to modify its requirements and follow the EU recommendations.

As announced through the site of the Spanish embassy in Argentina, as of this Monday, Argentines must comply one of the following requirements health to be able to enter Spain: have a vaccination certificate with at least one formula approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the World Health Organization (WHO); or have a negative Covid swab test or coronavirus discharge from the last 180 days.

All travelers must also cComplete the Sanitary Control Form and obtain an individualized QR code that will be used to circulate in Spain without problems.

The Spanish government also mentions that children under 12 are exempt from these requirements and also remember that all passengers arriving in the country must complete the Sanitary Control Form (FCS), through the Web or the Spain Travel Health-SpTH application.

A person passes in front of some panels with the Covid security measures at Terminal 4 of the Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas Airport, on December 30, 2021, in Madrid, (Spain) – Europa Press

Argentina had been added to the list of “safe countries” on October 29 due to its epidemiological situation, but now with the new numbers on the rise, it was removed from that list again.

“Following a review in the framework of the recommendation on the gradual lifting of temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU, the Council updated the list of countries, special administrative regions and other entities and territorial authorities for which restrictions should be lifted. travel restriction. In particular, Argentina, Australia and Canada were eliminated from the list”, indicated the text of the European Council.

According to the website of the Spanish embassy in Argentina, from now on passengers flying from the country “will be required to certify that they have met any of the following health requirements”:

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Tour of the Ezeiza airport; covid-19; Omicron; Coronavirus; sightseeing; Travels; Sanitary passport;Gerardo Viercovich

The EU opened its border to tourists who are fully vaccinated with any of the drugs authorized by the EU or by the World Health Organization (WHO), but also maintains a list of “safe countries” from which people who are not immunized or inoculated with formulas not approved by those agencies are allowed to travel.

In most of the main destinations in Europe where Argentines travel, they require the complete vaccination schedule with some of the vaccines approved by the WHO and the EMA that until now are not recognized Sputnik-V; In addition, an affidavit must be completed and the digital COVID certificate of the European Union must be processed.

Specifically, in Germany, since January 9, only Argentines who have some “important reason” or who can present their complete vaccination schedule can enter the country.

Meanwhile, Argentine travelers who want to enter the U.S They must have had the disease in the last 90 days prior to travel or be vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved by the WHO or the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which so far are: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Bharat. In addition, all travelers must present a negative Covid-19 viral detection test done no later than one day before boarding.

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