My feed

to access all these features


I Just tested positive for covid - can i fly to Spain for a work event on Sunday ?

154 replies

Munichfam5 · 12/10/2022 10:12

Can’t remember what the covid rules are now so any advice appreciated TIA

OP posts:

Am I being unreasonable?

311 votes. Final results.

You are being unreasonable
You are NOT being unreasonable
DismantledKing · 12/10/2022 10:13

Of course you bloody can’t

Cigarettesaftersex1 · 12/10/2022 10:14


weathervane1 · 12/10/2022 10:16

Out of interest, if the rules said you're fine to fly but you know that you're infectious and that others could be made quite poorly or worse by your actions... what would you do?

stealthninjamum · 12/10/2022 10:16

I think legally you can (someone correct me if I’m wrong!) but it would be a really shit thing to do and if I worked with you I would not be impressed.

Arsepants · 12/10/2022 10:16

No, that's idiotic

HollyJollypup · 12/10/2022 10:16

If you are jabbed then yes you can.

AriettyHomily · 12/10/2022 10:17

Technically yes you can, I would if was testing negative by then but not if still positive

ThatshallotBaby · 12/10/2022 10:17

I think you can legally.

MaggieMagpie357 · 12/10/2022 10:17

So you'd be willing to infect a plane load of people if it was legal to do so, just so you can go to work event? Wow.

greenhousegal · 12/10/2022 10:18

Well you can, because no one will test you or look for symptoms as you travel. But it is your own conscience that you have to test here. Maybe you want to swerve the works do, in that case a positive test would be enough I think.

But please don't do it. I am just back from Cadiz and that region, my first journey since October 2019! I am fully vaxxed and for the first time (despite being a cardiac and kidney patient) I am now Covid positive. I caught it in the airport or on the plane. No one wore a mask but myself.

Anyway it is your choice, but think of others too..

BlueKaftan · 12/10/2022 10:18

You can but you shouldn’t.

FarmGirl78 · 12/10/2022 10:19

Nope. I got back from Spain a couple of weeks ago. You can't. You need to be within so many weeks of a jab or have proof of a negative test.

And even if you could you'd be very unreasonable to everyone else on the plain who'd be breathing in your covidy air.

Just don't do it. You'll ruin so many people's holidays.

GreenFingersWouldBeHandy · 12/10/2022 10:19

LegalIy, I think you can. Morally? Well, that’s up to you if you infect anyone else…

SummerLove2306 · 12/10/2022 10:20

Spanish regulations say 11 days

I Just tested positive for covid - can i fly to Spain for a work event on Sunday ?
Pollydon · 12/10/2022 10:20

I live in Spain.......please dont fly if infected.
Air on an airplane is circulated, you WILL pass on your infection.

Hbh17 · 12/10/2022 10:21

Doesn't that depend on the current rules in Spain? They have been quite strict.

phishy · 12/10/2022 10:21

What to do if you have a positive COVID-19 test result

Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people

If you have a positive COVID-19 test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19 even if you do not have any symptoms. You can pass on the infection to others, even if you have no symptoms.

Many people with COVID-19 will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days. If you have a positive COVID-19 test result, try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days after the day you took your test. There is different advice for children and young people aged 18 and under.

During this period there are actions you can take to reduce the risk of passing COVID-19 on to others.

Try to work from home if you can. If you are unable to work from home, talk to your employer about options available to you.

If you have been asked to attend a medical or dental appointment in person, contact your healthcare provider and let them know about your positive test result.

You may wish to ask friends, family or neighbours to get food and other essentials for you.

At the end of this period, if you have a high temperature or feel unwell, try to follow this advice until you feel well enough to resume normal activities and you no longer have a high temperature if you had one.

Although many people will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days, some people may be infectious to other people for up to 10 days from the start of their infection. You should avoid meeting people at higher risk of becoming seriously unwell from COVID-19, especially those whose immune system means that they are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, despite vaccination, for 10 days after the day you took your test.

If you leave your home

If you leave your home during the 5 days after your positive test result the following steps will reduce the chance of passing on COVID-19 to others:

wear a well-fitting face covering made with multiple layers or a surgical face mask
avoid crowded places such as public transport, large social gatherings, or anywhere that is enclosed or poorly ventilated take any exercise outdoors in places where you will not have close contact with other people cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose and before you eat or handle food; avoid touching your face

FarmGirl78 · 12/10/2022 10:21

They have temperature sensors at Spanish airports that everyone has to walk past and pull people over who bleep.

AlisonDonut · 12/10/2022 10:22

As long as you aren't sitting with others in small spaces, with air that is circulated or going to large events with lots of people, sure.

Oh hang on...

FarmGirl78 · 12/10/2022 10:24

@phishy This advice is for the UK. Advice for being allowed to enter Spain is totally different.

phishy · 12/10/2022 10:25

FarmGirl78 · 12/10/2022 10:24

@phishy This advice is for the UK. Advice for being allowed to enter Spain is totally different.

I know. But someone has already posted the advice for Spain, so thought it would be useful to post UK guidance too.

ChimneyPot · 12/10/2022 10:26

Legally your vaccine cert will have to show that you are fully vaccinated and that your last shot was within the last 270 days to avoid producing a negative test or recovery cert to enter Spain unless you have an EU passport.

Pollydon · 12/10/2022 10:26

I've got a family member who is CEV flying over on Saturday, threads like this make my blood run cold. I lost my dad to Covid in February. Are people really so selfish?

youlightupmyday · 12/10/2022 10:26

Depends, have you been ill? How long for, why did you test? I was Day 6 infected when there was a dinner for friends and we had all been separated for 3 years.

I told them, they all said come. The general consensus was loads of people prob have it out and about, no-one tests anymore etc I did go. However, a plane..

And FTR no temp after day 3 for me. So airport scanners would not have adequate a difference

MardyBra · 12/10/2022 10:27

Depends if you want to risk killing someone.

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.