New list of countries test COVID-19 to travel to Spain. New restrictions in Israel
Update. List of countries that require an Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result to enter Spain.
For the designation of risk areas or countries that will be required to perform an Active Infection Diagnostic Test (AIDT) for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, in case of the countries of the European Union and Space Economic Europeanen, the criteria contemplated in Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1475 and Council Recommendation (EU) 2021/119 will be taken as a reference. For third countries, the basic reference will be the inclusion criteria described in the list of third countries.
ISRAEL. All travelers, including those vaccinated and recovered from COVID-19, would be required to self-isolate for up to 24 hours upon arrival to the country,
Meanwhile, those returning from 16 countries deemed to have high rates of infection will be required to fully self-isolate for 14 days, or 10 days with two negative tests, according to the ministry’s updated guidelines, which will go into effect on July 16.
The countries considered to have high infection rates as of Friday are: the United Arab Emirates, Seychelles, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Kyrgyzstan and Tunisia. Those returning from all other countries will also need to enter self-isolation, but for just 24 hours, or until they receive a negative test result, which they would conduct upon landing.
Israelis who are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 had been exempt from quarantine upon returning to the country until now, unless they were returning from the countries to which travel is banned for health reasons. More information here