Spain limits the entry of travelers from Brazil and South Africa to Spaniards and residents to contain the new strains



Spain will further limit flights from Brazil and South Africa to contain the spread of new strains of the coronavirus. From this Wednesday, February 3 and, at least, for 14 days extendable, until the 17th, they will only be able to fly to Spain from those Spanish and Andorran citizen and resident countries or passengers who make a stopover for less than 24 hours, and without leaving the area airport transit, bound for other countries outside the Schengen area.

The measure has been approved this Tuesday in the Council of Ministers and represents an increase in the restrictions that already weighed on those countries, where new strains of the coronavirus have been detected in recent weeks. Although the new limitation on flights from these countries has an initial validity of 14 days, the Government has agreed on the possibility of extending it according to the progress of the pandemic.

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has been calling for a couple of weeks “to avoid non-essential travel”, with a focus on strains from the UK, Brazil and South Africa.

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