Tuesday, October 19

Check the restrictions to fly to European destinations


Alicante-Elche Airport passengers waiting to board

Alicante-Elche Airport passengers waiting to board
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The restrictions The third wave of the coronavirus left Alicante-Elche Airport without international flights for the first time in 30 years. The notable improvement in the situation thanks to the vaccination process has favored the permissiveness of the restrictions, thus favoring tourism.

The provincial airfield currently has a total of 102 possible destinations, operated by 29 companies. Likewise, it is considered by the World Air Authority as a safe space against covid, as it has all kinds of measures to avoid possible infections.

The countries where the flights are provided have established a series of restrictions that, depending on their permissiveness and severity, the global flight search engine, Skyscanner, has classified in mild, moderate and high.

The measures vary according to the evolution of the pandemic in each of the countries, so they are updated on the page of Skyscanner. At present the following preventions interposed by the nations to the flights coming from the Alicante-Elche Airport are differentiated.

International destinations with light restrictions

In countries where the restrictive degree is Light, the most frequent preventive measure is the obligation to present a negative pre-flight diagnostic test document. In some cases, the time in which the test has been carried out may vary. However, all those who present a complete vaccination schedule or, in some of the destinations, prove that they have passed the virus in a period of time are exempt. not longer than 6 months.

Likewise, in several countries it is necessary to fill out a traveler location form before arrival.

International destinations with moderate restrictions

Countries with restrictions moderate They present a series of more severe measures, ranging from a mandatory quarantine, which in some cases can last up to 14 days, to a mandatory purchase diagnostic test kit.

International destinations with high restrictions

In some of the countries, travel is only allowed in cases exceptional and they remain Absolutely ruled out flights for tourist reasons. This is the case of nations such as the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Norway and the Russian Federation. However, these restrictions do not apply to domestic travelers and residents. The five countries mentioned are the only ones to be found in the high degree of restrictions.

Domestic flights from Alicante-Elche Airport

For the flights offered from Alicante-Elche Airport to the rest of the cities of Spain, there are no stipulated restrictions. It is allowed to travel through the national territory without the need to present a previous negative diagnosis document (PCR or antigen test).

However, the use of a mask is required throughout the journey and it is encouraged to maintain a safe distance.


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