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Spain bans flights from UK, except for Spanish nationals and residents
22 December 2020 @ 16:59

Spain is the latest country to suspend travel from the UK in the wake of the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus, which the British Health Minister, Matt Hancock, recently described as "out of control".

On Sunday, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Bulgaria, Turkey and Austria all placed an immediate ban on flights from the UK. India, Hong Kong, Canada and Switzerland joined the list this morning, and Spain and Portugal followed suit this afternoon. 

After an EU crisis meeting was held in Brussels this morning, both Spain and Portugal took the decision to stop people flying in from the UK. From midnight tonight, the only people who will be allowed to fly into Spain are Spanish nationals and residents.

All passengers coming into Spain are already required to show proof of a negative result for a COVID-19 PCR test carried out in the 72 hours before entering the country, and this additional protective measure will remain in place.

In addition, the Spanish government reported that border controls between Spain and Portugal are also going to be tightened.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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dfincham said:
26 December 2020 @ 11:30

Does the entry ban also apply to people arriving by sea?


Torros said:
26 December 2020 @ 14:53

Good question, what about if you are driving to spain ?


roberto123 said:
27 December 2020 @ 12:02

Lets hope we get an answer to both these questions


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