Lanzarote Airport Install PCR Control for International Travellers


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Lanzarote airport is setting up a space within its facilities, specifically in the arrivals area of T1, for the PCR control of international travellers, as confirmed by Aena.

This space is scheduled to be put into operation next Monday, November 23rd, when the State measure comes into force, which will require passengers from risk countries to have a negative PCR, which has been carried out in the previous 72 hours before landing. Aena will verify that the passenger brings this PCR.

Penalties for those who come without negative PCR

As explained by Aena, "at origin it should already be verified that the passengers comes with the PCR done" and with the health control form that has been requested However, in the event that a traveller lands without this proof, Aena will give "notice to the authorities".

In this regard, the BOE of November 12th, in which the resolution of the General Directorate of Public Health of the Ministry of Health was published regarding the health controls to be carried out at the points of entry into Spain, established that, in the event of non-compliance of the system and sanctions contemplated in Title VI of Law 33/2011, of October 4th, will be applied , which provides fines of 60,001 to 600,000 euros for very serious infractions, from 3,001 to 60,000 euros for serious and up to 3,000 euros for light infractions.

The BOE establishes that those passengers who do not adequately accredit the performance of a PCR with a negative result must undergo the diagnostic test determined by the Foreign Health services. Similarly, those passengers who, after carrying out the temperature, visual or documentary controls, are determined to be suspected of suffering from Covid-19, must undergo a test.