Spain extends validity of PCR test due to snowstorm

The snowstorm that affects the central area of ​​Spain has caused delays in flights, therefore, the Ministry of Health of the country extends the validity of the PCR test.

Since November 2020, the Spanish government has required international travelers to present a negative PCR test to enter the country.

The result of the PCR test should have been issued a maximum of 72 hours prior to the arrival of the traveler, however, it is being considered that due to the delays that the snow storm is causing in the flights, these tests arrive expired in Spain.

Fernando Simón, director of the Center for the Coordination of Alerts and Health Emergencies of Spain, said that the validity of the test extends 24 hours.

For those who do not meet the requirements when arriving in Spain, the required tests will be carried out and will not be fined.

International travelers who arrive from countries with a high incidence of Covid-19 and do not comply with the test are fined six thousand euros; these stormy days an exception is made.

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Madrid is the most affected by the “Filomena” storm, the Renfe train service has been suspended in its departures and arrivals from and to the city.

Barcelona and the provinces that are also damaged are Castellón, Tarragona, Teruel, Valencia and Zaragoza.

Barcelona is also under a snowstorm. Source: Twitter.

In other regions of the country, the roads are still affected and closed, as is the Barajas International Airport.

It is estimated that the last snowfall in the city of Madrid was 50 years ago; for this reason some of its inhabitants go out to the streets to play with the snow and there are those who walk on skis and sleds.

In various international media, the photographs of Puerta del Sol, Paseo del Prado and Puerta de Alcalá snow-covered, among others, stand out.

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