With borders reopened and summer already at our doorsteps, it is important that we’re aware of what we have to do if we want to travel safely. When entering other countries, be it by land, sea or air, it is mandatory for all travellers to show proof of a negative coronavirus test to the appropriate authorities.
In order to do so, we must take this test within the 72/48 hour prior to travelling. The PCR – short for Polymerase Chain Reaction – is a test that can detect small fragments of a pathogen’s genetic material and determine if a person has been infected or not.
The test certificate you receive will have to be redacted or translated into English or the language of the destination country. Otherwise, most countries will require a PCR test upon arrival in the destination country and quarantine.
If you’re planning a trip abroad, Clinter can help you. We have a team of Official Sworn translators that can translate all languages, authorised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. A sworn translation is a translation which is signed and stamped by a translator accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at Clinter we guarantee a professional translation that is trustworthy and legally certified, that always respects the original format and the medical terminology used.
In addition, health checks at ports and airports have been greatly reinforced. Therefore, if you need to travel with medical supplies to treat a health issue, you will need to present a medical certificate accompanied by an official translation in either English or the language of your destination country. In these cases too, don’t hesitate to rely on Clinter’s specialised team.
To check the current situation of the pandemic we always recommend consulting the official web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Each country has different rules laying out the procedures needed to be able to cross their borders.