Madrid, February 26 (EFE). Entry restrictions to Spain have been extended for travelers arriving by plane or boat from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa until 6:00 pm on March 16, according to a government agreement reached. It takes effect on Friday with its publication in the Bank of England.
On Tuesday, after a cabinet meeting, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Monteiro announced the approval of the new extension, which aims to prevent infection with new variants of the Coronavirus to contain them “as much as possible.” “.
Direct flight restrictions and passenger ship access from these three states to Spanish airports and ports will be temporarily extended from 6:00 PM on March 2 to 6:00 PM March 16, according to CET.
Flights from British airports to Spanish airports, with or without a stopover, may not be conducted unless they exclusively carry Spanish or Andorran citizens, or residents of Spain or Andorra.
Likewise, only passenger ro-ro ships and passenger ships that offer regular line service between UK and Spain ports that have carried passengers in a British port will only be permitted to enter Spanish ports in the case of ships that carry exclusively in the Spanish language. Or citizens of Andorra, or residents of Spain or Andorra.
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, the agreement provides for some other exceptions to these restrictions, and enables the Ministry of Health to lift the planned restrictions, and allow aircraft flights or entry to ships for justified reasons.
The renewal of the extension provides a continuation of the agreements reached on December 22 in the case of the United Kingdom and on February 2 in the matter of Brazil and South Africa.
(C) The EFE Agency