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Have you taken a Covid test before travelling to/from Spain? Let us know the details so we can help others

Posted: Mon Aug 9, 2021 9:01pm
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We've had lots of posts asking for advice on how and where to get covid tests before travelling to/from Spain and I would like to compile a list of these suppliers so we can help others. 

Please help by replying to this topic - please only reply if you can help with the answers to the below. For general discussion please use other topics.

Please let me know:

  • Where you received the test (location and contact details etc)
  • What type of test it was (PCR / Lateral flow / Antigen etc)
  • Cost of the test
  • Was it for travelling to or from Spain?
  • Whether you had any problems using it for travel?

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lulu lulu

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:28am

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Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:28am

We found that malaga airport was full up for the test, so we travelled to seville airport, only cost 30.00 each was quick, can be booked online.

in the uk when we got back had to do pcr tests day 2 and 8, booked with a company call randox in ireland cost 90.00 each, never again they were useless had to travel over an hour to deposit test into a metal box it was a small village.

They always let hubby know his result but always forgot me. if you ring up they state that  there are more than 50 people in front of you , about 90 minutes later a woman answers and they dont understand your problem. must be a bit dumb.

would never use again. coming back soon when house sale actually happens but this time we wont be going home. we are returning to live here again.

Lbezly

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:44pm

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Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:44pm

We recently got a lateral flow test for travel to the UK. We went to the San Francisco clinic in fuengirola. You can book online very easily it was €45 each and the results were available within 10 minutes you were given a paper certificate to take away with you. 

lulu lulu

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:46pm

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Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:46pm

Lbezly wrote on Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:44pm:

We recently got a lateral flow test for travel to the UK. We went to the San Francisco clinic in fuengirola. You can book online very easily it was €45 each and the results were available within 10 minutes you were given a paper certificate to take away with you. 

yes our test was the lateral one costing 30.00 euros each and you get the results straight away, had an away day as well. the worst one was the pcr test on return to the uk. the big problem in seville was she stuck the swab so far up your nose you thought it was going to come out the top of your head.

debbie1

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:33pm

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Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:33pm

Lbezly wrote on Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:44pm:

We recently got a lateral flow test for travel to the UK. We went to the San Francisco clinic in fuengirola. You can book online very easily it was €45 each and the results were available within 10 minutes you were given a paper certificate to take away with you. 

Hi Lbezly

Could you send a link ar the address for the one in San Francisco, as im in Torreblanca its not too far away.

Thank you

Lbezly

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:07pm

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Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:07pm

debbie1 wrote on Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:33pm:

Hi Lbezly

Could you send a link ar the address for the one in San Francisco, as im in Torreblanca its not too far away.

Thank you

It was a clinic called San Francisco Clinica it was in fuengirola costa del sol. Wrong area for you. 

debbie1

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:11am

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Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:11am

Lbezly wrote on Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:07pm:

It was a clinic called San Francisco Clinica it was in fuengirola costa del sol. Wrong area for you. 

The area is OK - not too far for us.

Just need to know which test to have to return to the UK?

Lbezly

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:32pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:32pm

You just need a lateral flow test also known as antigen test

Catandhub

Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:35am

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Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:35am

Lbezly wrote on Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:07pm:

It was a clinic called San Francisco Clinica it was in fuengirola costa del sol. Wrong area for you. 

Opposite bus station in fuengirola where there is a taxi rank

debbie1

Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:40pm

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Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:40pm

Catandhub wrote on Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:35am:

Opposite bus station in fuengirola where there is a taxi rank

Thank you All for your help.

I have read that a PCR test is only advisory, an Antigen should suffice.

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