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Here I was happily writing about our Patreon link when I find out that from now on, it’s compulsory to fill in a form prior to travelling to Spain by air.
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All people traveling to Spain from July 1st 2020 from other countries, regardless of their nationality, age or any other consideration must fill out a FCS form regarding their travel to Spain.
Each form is personal and non-transferable and is for a single trip.
From July 1st, 2020, if you fly to Spain from any other countries, you must fill out and sign the FCS form associated with your trip. This form must be completed by every single passenger. If the passenger is a minor or a dependent/disabled, the form can be filled in by their parent/guardian or carer who will be responsible for the accuracy of the information.
To create your individual FCS form, fill in all the fields on https://www.spth.gob.es/create
You will receive an e-mail to your email address, with a security code and a link to create the form associated with your trip to get your QR code. You cannot finish the form until 48 hours before you fly.
You will receive the QR code associated with your trip, which you must carry with you on your mobile phone or you can print it on paper to pass the airport sanitary control. You can do this form for somebody else if they don’t have an email address and print it off for them so they can go through the airport control.
You will need to fill in your full name, passport number, flight number, arrival date and email address.
Each person needs their own QR code. If you are travelling with your family you will each need one. If you are a family of four, you will need to fill it in four times with four separate codes. Each linked to each passport.
Once you have completed it correctly, you can sign it (from 48 hours before your arrival in Spain) and obtain your QR code associated with your trip.
To fill out the Public Health Form, you need to have provide:
- Identity document number (passport, ID, etc.)
- Information about your flight
- Information about your stay in Spain
- Email address
The form can be started at any time from when you have the full details of your flight, filling in the data you want and saving it to continue later. You can only complete the health questions, and sign the completed form 48 hours before your arrival in Spain. It is not recommended to start this form if you aren’t flying within a month.
Regarding the address of stay, only the city and the autonomous community are mandatory. Therefore, by filling in these two details, the QR code can be obtained.
It is essential that you fill in this form and keep a digital copy or print it out before travelling to Spain. You must not travel if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with a positive case of COVID19 in the past 14 days.
It would also be a good idea to fill in the passenger locator form should you require it. The passenger locator form is essential if travelling by ferry or car: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/07a397c1164d45e794c22949c75a95ac/public-health-passenger-locator-form.pdf
Ryanair have shared this to their website with the same link I have of where to fill the health form in. You will also fill in another form at arrivals according to this screenshot.
This has been announced today and will take effect from now, so do make sure you fill in the form and get the QR to your phone. There seems to be a big influx of the use of QR’s including menus so familiarise yourself with how to use them prior. They are what the airport scan if you’ve ever used a digital boarding pass.
What happens if I’m getting an error message on my QR or any other problems completing?
Don’t worry! These things have teething problems. If things don’t go right and you’re not able to complete the form then you will be given a form to complete at customs. Having the QR code speeds the process up and ensures that everyone can carry on through just scanning. If there are problems, you will be able to sort them out at arrivals.
Hope this helps,