Madrid, February 26. .- Entry restrictions to Spain have been extended for travelers from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa, arriving by air and sea, from March 2 to March 16, due to differences in the Coronavirus in these countries.
According to a government agreement that went into effect on Friday, only citizens of this country and the Principality of Andorra enter Spain.
Government spokeswoman Maria Jesوسs Monteiro announced, Tuesday, after a cabinet meeting, the approval of the new extension, which aims to prevent infection with new variants of the Coronavirus to contain them “wherever possible.”
Flights from UK airports to Spanish airports, with or without a stopover, can only be carried out when transporting Spanish or Andorran citizens, or residents of both countries, and the same applies to passenger ships. Which provides regular line service between ports. From the kingdom. Kingdom and Spain, which carried passengers in the British port.
In Spain, an increase in cases associated with the new British variant has been detected with a wide geographical spread across the country and certain cases in areas such as Andalusia (south).
The same restriction applies to aircraft and ships from Brazil and South Africa, except for passengers in international transit to a non-Schengen country with stops of less than 24 hours without leaving the transit area at the Spanish airport.
However, there are some exceptions to these restrictions, as the Ministry of Health may allow aircraft theft or entry of ships from time to time for justified reasons.
In addition to flight restrictions, as of the last day 22, people arriving in Spain from Brazil and South Africa must adhere to a 10-day quarantine of their arrival or during their entire stay if so – this is less than this period.
However, the quarantine may be reduced if the PCR test is negative on the seventh day.
The renewal of the extension grants a continuation of the agreements reached on December 22 in the case of the United Kingdom and on February 2 in the case of Brazil and South Africa.