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Have you taken a Covid test before travelling to/from Spain? Let us know the details so we can help others

Posted: Mon Aug 9, 2021 9:02pm
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We've had lots of posts asking for advice on how and where to get covid tests before travelling to/from Spain and I would like to compile a list of these suppliers so we can help others. 

Please help by replying to this topic - please only reply if you can help with the answers to the below. For general discussion please use other topics.

Please let me know:

  • Where you received the test (location and contact details etc)
  • What type of test it was (PCR / Lateral flow / Antigen etc)
  • Cost of the test
  • Was it for travelling to or from Spain?
  • Whether you had any problems using it for travel?

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allyblain

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:51pm

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Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:51pm

A3 policlinica in Huercal Overa. Had Antigen tests two days before we flew back to UK on Sunday. 

Book online. €45 each. Results in 10 minutes. Certificate in Spanish and English provided. 

ednab

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:47pm

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Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:47pm

I had a PCR test in Manchester on the 24th December 2020 right at the beginning of testing at BioGrad who also have labs in Liverpool.  They were very good, very efficient.  The Liverpool address is 131 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TF phone number 0151 482 9695.  The have labs in other places so phoning this number would direct you.  Price was a problem because the test was on the 24th Dec and I was flying on the 26th December at a cost of £285.00.  If I had time I could of gone to Boots chemist for £110.00.

12345teacher

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:47pm

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Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:47pm

Alex wrote on Mon Aug 9, 2021 9:02pm:

We've had lots of posts asking for advice on how and where to get covid tests before travelling to/from Spain and I would like to compile a list of these suppliers so we can help others. 

Please help by replying to this topic - please only reply if you can help with the answers to the below. For general discussion please use other topics....

...

Please let me know:

Where you received the test (location and contact details etc)What type of test it was (PCR / Lateral flow / Antigen etc)Cost of the testWas it for travelling to or from Spain?Whether you had any problems using it for travel?

we traveled from rosslare ireland  

to bilbao spain with brittany ferries on july 14 ,got pcr test with Gosafe48 stadium business park 10b ballycoolin road fingal D11 HH87 Dublin.... cost was €69 on july 13 at 3pm and had  results within 3 hours..... book online at GoSafe48.ie....also at unit 12 dundrum business park Dublin 14 D14 FX68.....TESTS AVAILABLE FROM 1O AM TILL 8 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK

Sandy b

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:09am

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Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:09am

My family went to Docthos yesterday in Albox snd had an antigen test for flying back to  England tomorrow. I booked the appointment in advance last week . They only needed their  passports and it cost 40 euros.

12345teacher

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:01am

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Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:01am

12345teacher wrote on Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:47pm:

we traveled from rosslare ireland  

to bilbao spain with brittany ferries on july 14 ,got pcr test with Gosafe48 stadium business park 10b ballycoolin road fingal D11 HH87 Dublin.... cost was €69 on july 13 at 3pm and had  results within 3 hours..... book online at GoSafe48.ie....also at unit 12 dundrum business park Du...

...blin 14 D14 FX68.....TESTS AVAILABLE FROM 1O AM TILL 8 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK

Before our return to ireland we had to get pcr tests...so we went to a test center in almeria on 30/6/21....called CLINAL LABORATORIA paseo de almeria,24-2-0/3 tel.950239237.... cost was €96 for pcr test...open monday to friday 8am 5pm....you cannot book appointment online or by phone....its a first come first served basis....we arrived at the clinic at 7.30 am and the que was starting to form ...at 7.50am a staff member (older male) who was quiet ignorant appeared and pushed everyone away from the door that were queing and made everyone que up on the curb down the street...gave out tickets with a place number on it ...we were number 12...we got pcr within 30 minutes...not a very orgnised place ignorant and rude staff....apart from the one girl who spoke english...she was very helpful.....the results are available from 4pm the next day ...they are NOT EMAILED to you...you log on to address on ur reciept and enter code and  phone/passport number to get your results....as the results are longer to get ...calculate you time for travel carefully....our ferry to ireland was on 1/7/21....we got pcr test on 30/6/21 (8AM)..and logged on at 4pm 31/6/21 to get results..........hope this info is of help....

Berni61

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:18pm

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Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:18pm

From all the info I have found, including that on the Spanish health site, if you are double jabbed, you do not need any additional tests. But you must have the EU Covid passport, which is easily downloaded from Andalusia Salud app

ednab

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:44pm

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Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:44pm

Berni61 wrote on Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:18pm:

From all the info I have found, including that on the Spanish health site, if you are double jabbed, you do not need any additional tests. But you must have the EU Covid passport, which is easily downloaded from Andalusia Salud app

If you are going to the uk you do need a test, the UK gov are meeting tomorrow Thursday, to see if it needs to be upgraded to a PCR test.  If you travelling to the uk please be aware of any updated news.

Berni61

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:17pm

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Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:17pm

ednab wrote on Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:44pm:

If you are going to the uk you do need a test, the UK gov are meeting tomorrow Thursday, to see if it needs to be upgraded to a PCR test.  If you travelling to the uk please be aware of any updated news.

Yes correct, but the question was also coming back to Spain to which my reply relates. Interesting about the UK changing the rules day to day. I am travelling to the UK next week. Gormless British politicians.

Joan49

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:32am

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Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:32am

Alex wrote on Mon Aug 9, 2021 9:02pm:

We've had lots of posts asking for advice on how and where to get covid tests before travelling to/from Spain and I would like to compile a list of these suppliers so we can help others. 

Please help by replying to this topic - please only reply if you can help with the answers to the below. For general discussion please use other topics....

...

Please let me know:

Where you received the test (location and contact details etc)What type of test it was (PCR / Lateral flow / Antigen etc)Cost of the testWas it for travelling to or from Spain?Whether you had any problems using it for travel?

We had a PcR test in the pharmacy near Banco Sabadell near parque  commercial cost €50. It was checked at Almeria airport and we had no problems getting back to the uk. We took a second PCR test on line with DAM health which was waiting for us on our return. This cost £69. We did this ourselves and posted back. They email you the result within 24 hours. You need to have booked the return test before you can fly as the code needs to be mentioned on the locator form which you can do on line or print out. The whole experience was a fairly simple one although onerous

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