Spain on Tuesday prolonged a ban on arrivals from Brazil and South Africa till Might 25 to curb the unfold of recent coronavirus strains.
Solely authorized residents or nationals of Spain and the neighbouring micro-state of Andorra are at present allowed in on flights from these international locations in a restriction first launched on February 2.
The one exceptions are for passengers in transit who can’t depart the airport nor stay there longer than 24 hours.
Different European nations have imposed comparable curbs attributable to fears that new variants could unfold extra simply or include mutations that enable the virus to evade the results of vaccines.
Since February 22, all passengers arriving in Spain from Brazil or South Africa have been obliged to endure 10 days of quarantine, or seven if they’ll present a detrimental check.
On March 8, that requirement was prolonged to arrivals from one other 10 international locations, together with Colombia and Peru, the place there’s neighborhood transmission of the Brazilian pressure.
Final week, Madrid imposed the quarantine requirement on arrivals from India.
Spain has been hit onerous by the pandemic, recording over 78,000 deaths from greater than 3.5 million circumstances.