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

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Munichfam5 · 12/10/2022 10:12

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

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Am I being unreasonable?


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Sallydimebar · 12/10/2022 17:50

“You don't have to be Einstein to understand that a highly infectious respiratory virus can be transmitted easily between people in very close proximity. Most cases of Covid are caught in homes because most people spend the majority of their time at home and not on planes.

I live alone, so zero risk. I also work mostly from home. If I fly, I'm obviously taking a much bigger risk than I take in my everyday life purely because I'm around a bunch of people I wouldn't normally be around. If I invite a friend round for a glass of wine, I'm taking a chance regarding that one person being infected. If I sit in an enclosed space with 20+ strangers within two metres of me and many more in the general vicinity, that risk is now far higher. The more people around you, the higher the chances that one of them has got Covid. Not to mention that I don't have the kind of friends who would come round unmasked if they had cold/flu/covid symptoms or a positive test. I can't rely on strangers being that responsible. So for me, a plane is much higher risk than my home.

For someone who claims to know about logic, you don't seem to understand it very well.”

Agree with above . Would op be comfortable going sitting at a family meal knowing test is positive? Or is it just strangers she doesn’t mind passing it too and I also doubt very much if someone was to have flu ..proper flu! the last thing they would be doing is flying. The ones who are lucky enough to have a mild case of covid obvs don’t mind passing it on by sitting in enclosed space for +hrs not like popping in a supermarket for a few bits with mask on keeping distance .
Up there with parents who send positive kids in school because their child is ok with it so did the next who might not be .


youlightupmyday · 13/10/2022 00:34

LizTrussIsACylon · 12/10/2022 16:25

Lots of misinformation on this thread.

If you have been boosted OP, i.e. had three jabs, then the 270 day thing does not apply. The 270 day limit is only for people who have had two jabs. In that case, the second dose must not have been more than 270 days.

So to be clear, there is no "expiry" for those who have received a third booster.

There's no testing requirements as such, but you may be randomly selected to be tested for a test up to 48 hours after your arrival.

I'm always curious about people who say they mask up on planes etc. It has been proven time and time again that the vast, vast majority of people are infected within the home. I've always wondered if these people mask up when meeting with friends and family who could be unknowingly infectious, given that, statistically speaking, the risk is far higher. I guess it's human nature to ignore logic in favour of fear of strangers.

Try explaining the three jab spanish authorities. I have three jabs and was teo.weeks over 270. I was taken to one side and asked to do a test at the airport. When I explained the thrè jab rule, they looked at if I had two heads..


waffless · 13/10/2022 06:19

No you can’t.


OneFootintheRave · 13/10/2022 14:01

They dropped all covid checking on arrival in Spain on 22nd September.

I live here and come in and out every 2 weeks or so. No one is checking vaccine status/temperatures on arrival, at least at Malaga and Sevilla. I arrived back in Malaga a few hours ago.

The ADVICE however is not to get on a plane if you have symptoms.

Official health portal is here:

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