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Covid test prior to sailing to Spain. Where are you guys having it done?

I know similar Covid threads have been posted however this is specifically members who have already booked and made test arrangements to travel by ferry.
We are hoping to travel to Spain in January with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Santander and the ferries are now filling up. Question is if you are one of the travellers already booked where are you having your Covid-19 test carried out in order to have the necessary paperwork to make the sailing on Tuesday morning at 9:00am and how much are you paying for the test? As I see it the sailings are weekly setting off a 9:00am every Tuesday morning. Spanish authorities require a document from a laboratory stating that you haven’t got Covid-19. This test has to be carried out within 72 hours of you arriving on Spanish soil. The ferry docks in Spain at 14:30pm the following day which means a test has to be undertaken after 14:30 on the Sunday prior to sailing. Most laboratories are closed on Sunday. Any help, advise and relevant associated costs would be appreciated. Thank you
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Just been told I don't need one or travel form.

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This was just posted on a FB group by a member heading to Spain.

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Yes when I asked about filling in a form to travel via Spain to Portugal they replied with this......................

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To [email protected] [email protected]
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This form is only for people arriving by plane.
If you come by car you do not need the form.

Feliz estancia en España, enjoy your journey to Spain, bon voyage en Espagne, einen schönen Aufenthalt in Spanien.
Saludos, yours sincerely, cordialement, gruße.


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Travelled from England to Spain, Santander, in September. Got a forehead reading for temperature while on the car deck in Santander, and that was that.
No quarantine and no bother. At this time a full detail of stay in UK and full 14 day quarantine was in force.

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We had given up on the idea but this looks promising. Mind you I am concerned about sharing a ship with possible asymptomatic Covid carriers so might just stay with the "not this year" decision.
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I feel 'minded' to go as it could be the last time. You never know what tomorrow brings. Plus we would lose another €800 deposit if we didn't.
Temps and rain like the last few days help.

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Then of course we could drive all the way again. Every year we say never again to that journey but then the winter sets in here and it seems like an option again.

Are you ok in yourself Ray to drive all that way?
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Yes Pat, so far so good. I try to do 700km a day but it's easy in the car and mostly toll roads. It's been effortless up to now but we are about to change route avoiding Madrid and high infection areas in Spain and Lisbon.

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Yes Pat, so far so good. I try to do 700km a day but it's easy in the car and mostly toll roads. It's been effortless up to now but we are about to change route avoiding Madrid and high infection areas in Spain and Lisbon.

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Hope you make it without too much hassle. I'm trying to get SWMBO to take a couple of month of work and then drive through France to Spain. Feeling the ceiling coming down on me more and more.
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