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Alicante Airport - New Safety Measures

There have been changes to the safety measures at Alicante airport aimed at restricting the spread of Covid 19

COVID TESTING FACILITES AT AIRPORTS 

Aena has provided Eurofins Megalab, Spain’s leading company for clinical analysis, designated spaces in twelve Spanish airports for the installation of laboratories for Covid-19 diagnostic testing.

This agreement confirms the commitment of Eurofins Megalab to fight the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, which contributes significantly to recuperation of aerial traffic of our country, the key element for reactivation of tourism activity and the country´s economy in general.

Eurofins Megalab has been already present at the following airports: Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, Alicante-Elche, Valencia, Bilbao, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Tenerife Sur, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, César Manrique-Lanzarote and La Palma.

Eurofins Megalab has designed an ON LINE system for purchasing the test, booking an appointment and access to a consultation about the test results. Its objective is to minimize the risk of contagion and spreading of the virus. 

Available tests

  • PCR test
  • Quick PCR test.
  • Detection of antigens. Rapid test.
  • Detection of IgG and IgM antibodies. Rapid test.

More information can be found HERE 

27th March 2021 -Remember arriving at Alicante airport without the required testing could result in fines from 3,000 if it is considered a mild penalty, and up to 60,000 for serious breach of rules and even up to 600,000 euros if it is typified as very serious.

In the last three months, 55 British passengers have been banned from entering Alicante-Elche Airport, because they could not prove to be residents of the Costa Blanca.

WHERE TO GET A PCR TEST IN BENIDORM

INFORMATION ON ENTRY REQUIREMENTS INTO SPAIN FROM THE UK

Information provided by AENA

What you need to know before you go to the airport

Specifics for Alicante-Elche Airport

The meeting point for companions is located on floor -2 (basement 2), central area.

Line buses pick up passengers on floor -2 (basement 2).

Closed costa Blanca and Ifach lounges and Meet & Assist service.

Fast Lane service available.

Lost and found service open.

Open general parking, long stay parking and express parking.

Bankia and Euronet ATMs located in open areas are operational.

Commercial services: open Pharmacy, Alicante Duty Free, Sunglass Hut, Natura, Lol Sweets, Encanto Alicante, WHSmith (shipping), Superskunk, PV21, Eat., Burger King (shipping), La Tagliatella espresso and Costa Coffee. Vending machines are provided as normal.

Spanish Airports General safety information

Alicante Airport New safety measures

Before heading to the airport

Remember that only passengers can enter the airport terminal.

For reasons of safety and public health, escorts are prohibited from entering airport facilities. Passengers with a boarding pass, escorts with justifiable cause (unaccompanied minors or persons with disabilities and PMRs) and workers will only be able to access.

Wait outside keeping the safety distance. If you are going by private vehicle, we recommend waiting in the parking lot.

Don't go to the airport if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, or feeling short of breath.

The use of mask covering nose and mouth is mandatory for over 6 years (masks with exhaling valve are not allowed).

Make sure you have enough masks and disinfectant gel for your trip. If the instructions do not indicate otherwise, you should change the masks every four hours or earlier if they get wet.

Read carefully the brochures and health material your airline will provide you with.

Check health control requirements and entry documentation for the country you are traveling to.

See relevant airport information. There are inoperative terminals and closed commercial establishments.

Departure airport

Remember that access to anyone who is not travelling is prohibited. Only passengers can enter the airport terminal (only persons accompanying a passenger who needs assistance can access: persons with reduced mobility or unaccompanied minors). Companions with private vehicles should wait in the car park.

Ask the airport or airline staff any questions you may have. They're there to help you.

Check in all your luggage whenever possible.

In the water sources of the airport use only bottle or container.

Be sure to keep your physical safety distance, wear the mask and be aware that you may be denied boarding if you do not meet these standards.

On the plane

The airline will provide you with informational material on preventive measures during the flight.

The use of surgical or superior protective masks on board aircraft is mandatory. Masks with an exhalator valve are not allowed. Remember to change them every four hours, if the manufacturer doesn't indicate otherwise, or when they get wet or dirty.

Wash your hands often with the gel and cough on the inside of your elbow.

Stay tuned for cabin crew safety demonstration for flight-specific instructions

Reduces the use of individual air supply nozzles as much as possible. Many airlines have, in any case, a HEPA filter that allows exceptional air cleaning.

Airlines will seek to maintain maximum distance between non-family or non-family passengers. If this is not possible, safety and hygiene measures will be strengthened.

Arrival airport

As of November 23rd, all passengers from a country or risk zone must have a PCR or TMA for SARS-CoV-2 with negative result, made in the seventy-two hours prior to arrival in Spain. 

If you fly to Spain from other countries it is mandatory to pass an External Health check: form, temperature intake and visual control.

You will need to complete the Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. This form must be completed by each of the passengers, who will be responsible for the truthful and accurate information provided. In the event that the passenger is a minor, or a dependent/disabled person, he/she may fill out the form by his/her guardian, who will be responsible for the veracity of the information provided.

If you are flying from Spain, you do not need to fill out the Health Control Form (FCS).

Passengers from abroad will also pass a temperature control via a thermal imaging camera that is imperceptible to the passenger.

Countries of origin If you come from a third country outside the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, please note that border controls and travel restrictions may apply to third-country nationals. Check the list of countries whose residents are allowed to enter the Re-open EU website.

Keep your safety distance while you wait for your luggage and pick it up individually.  Please only collect your baggage once the person in front of you has left the area

All over the airport

Remember that it is forbidden to enter the airport terminal if you are not travelling. Only passengers with a boarding pass, airport workers and companions with justifiable cause (minors travelling alone and PMR) can access airport facilities. Companions with private vehicles should wait in the car park.

The use of masks throughout the airport enclosure is mandatory (remember that masks with exhaling valve are not allowed).

Respect the marks and footprints you'll find throughout the airport to ensure 1.5m social distancing

Keep physical distance measurements, wear the mask on and keep the recommended hygiene measures (cough inside your elbow, wash your hands, etc.).

If you do not comply with safety and hygiene measures, the airline, healthcare authority or state law enauthority and law enauthority may deny you to continue your journey.

Hydroalcoholic gel dispensers are available throughout the airport.

Only bottle or container is used in airport water fountains.

Alicante Airport New safety measures

Alicante-Elche airport will monitor tourists' fever with thermal imaging cameras

The devices will be in operation from July (2020)  these will mainly be distributed in the arrivals area they will detect if a passenger arrives with a fever, if a fever is detected they will automatically be separated from the group to subject it to a control.

This will speed up the movement of tourists through the terminal as so far passengers are monitored one by one with thermometers, something that would block the terminal in the middle of the high season, although large crowds of passengers in the terminal are not expected this year, as the companies have cut their programming by 40% due to the crisis. of the covid-19.

 

An operator marks signs on the ground to direct passengers to the airport terminal. ALEX DOMÍNGUEZ

 

 

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To enter from Spain to Switzerland, the test can be done also back home in Switzerland. Do we then also need a test to board in Al8cantw flying back to Switzerland or not?

Miriam
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If you enter Switzerland by air, you must be able to show proof of a negative test at two different times: Upon boarding and at the Swiss border. The requirements for the two controls are different.<br /><br />1. Boarding control: The airlines...

If you enter Switzerland by air, you must be able to show proof of a negative test at two different times: Upon boarding and at the Swiss border. The requirements for the two controls are different.<br /><br />1. Boarding control: The airlines systematically check your negative coronavirus test result prior to boarding. The results of the following tests are permissible for this control:<br /><br />A PCR test carried out within the last 72 hours<br />A rapid antigen test carried out within the last 24 hours<br /><br />Swiss border control: Customs in the airport’s transit zone check the negative test result on a random basis. For this control, a result brought from the following test is permissible:<br />A PCR test carried out within the last 72 hours<br /><br />You also need to fill out an entry form, details here https://swissplf.admin.ch/home<;br /><br />All rules for entering Switzerland can be found here https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home.html

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Tracy Ann
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Is it possible to do a covid antigen test at Alicante airport?

Witek
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No sorry not at the moment but hopefully shortly as reported on this page x

Tracy Ann
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Is there covid rapid testing centers in alicante airport?

Oksina
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No not to our knowledge details here of where to go in Benidorm https://www.benidormseriously.com/pcr-tests-in-benidorm or contact any Imed hospital

Tracy Ann
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You'll find places you can get the test done in Benidorm on this link - https://www.benidormseriously.com/pcr-tests-in-benidorm

Hazel
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What if I can’t get COVID test in time for my flight to Alicante from uk

Mrs Gibson
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Then you risk being fined and/or not allowed into the country. All travellers must have a negative PCR test.

Hazel
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do I need health papers to fly OUT from Alicante airport to the UK

Mr Francombe
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