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Extra airport staff for passenger health checks
02 July 2020 @ 18:31

EXTRA personnel have been taken on for Spain's airports this summer to ensure every single traveller is checked upon arrival – especially now the EU has opened its borders to a specific number of third countries, which do not include Russia, the USA and Brazil at present.

Temperatures will be taken either manually via contactless thermometers, or via 'thermographic cameras' which show up different colours, and anyone showing a body temperature of more than 37.5ºC could be stopped, as this is normally the threshold for a fever.

No personal data, nor camera images, will be stored, meaning all travellers' privacy will be guaranteed.

Carriers – airlines and ships – can take passengers' temperatures before they arrive on Spanish soil, under supervision by the government's international health department, if they wish.

All passengers of any nationality travelling from any airport or port outside Spanish territory will be required to fill in a public health form online, which they must complete before travelling.

Once the form is filled in, the traveller will be given a QR code which they are required to present upon arrival.

Travel agencies, tour operators, airlines and shipping companies, or any other 'middleman' involved in selling tickets or package trips is required to inform passengers before any money changes hands about the form to be completed.

Anyone whose temperature is above 37.5ºC or whose details on the form lead authorities to suspect they may be infected with Covid-19 or any other contagious or infectious condition will undergo an additional full health check.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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beiderbeck said:
04 July 2020 @ 17:26

Worth looking at the Health Spain web site about this new protocol, and the plethora of FAQ's. It does not mention ferries or land entries to Spain, only airports, and so one is not absolutely sure if this or another protocol applies at those entry border crossings.


beiderbeck said:
04 July 2020 @ 17:27

Worth looking at the Health Spain web site about this new protocol, and the plethora of FAQ's. It does not mention ferries or land entries to Spain, only airports, and so one is not absolutely sure if this or another protocol applies at those entry border crossings.


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