Requirements to travel to Menorca: is PCR needed?

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With the arrival of summer, many tourists have already begun to organize getaways and eagerly want to travel to the islands to enjoy their crystal clear coves, cliffs, and sunsets. One of the most frequent doubts is whether PCR is needed to travel to Menorca. Here we tell you what requirements you need to travel to the island.

National tourism in Menorca

PCR or antigen testing is not required for those national travelers who have received the Covid-19 vaccine at least 15 days before the trip or those who prove having overcome the disease within the previous 6 months. In addition, citizens who come from communities where the incidence is below of the 60 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days they will not have to present negative tests either in ports and airports, despite not being vaccinated. It is the case of the Valencian Community, the only autonomy that is below 60 cases.

Spanish tourists not vaccinated or from communities with an incidence greater than 60 cases in 14 days will have to present a negative antigen test carried out in the previous 48 hours and no PCR will be necessary made within 72 hours prior to arrival

However, Sanitary control measures may change depending on the reason for the trip. For justified reasons, labor or health reasons, cause of force majeure or situation of need, among others, the total cost of the test will be assumed by the Government itself., as long as it is a resident of the Balearic Islands.

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For Spaniards traveling for justified reasons, the cost of the test at destination will be assumed by the Balearic Islands Health Service, unlike the one of origin, whose cost will be assumed by the passenger himself.

It is important to remember that to justify the reason for the trip it is essential to present the Health Control Form (FCS).

Tourists traveling for leisure or other activities without justified reasons in the digital health control form they must indicate the reason for their trip. The cost of the test will be borne by the passenger himself.

International tourism in Menorca

If you travel from a foreign country to Menorca a An essential requirement is to fill in the health control form and obtain your QR code to show it at the controls upon arrival in Spain.

Last Monday, June 7, Spain launched the so-called ‘Covid Passport’, so tourists who prove they are immunized against Covid-19 from third countries to the European Union and Schengen associated countries will be able to enter Spain, Except for those traveling from India, Brazil or South Africa.

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