Spain set to impose 14-day quarantine on visitors

Spanish authorities are expected to impose their own 14-day quarantine rules on any international visitors, a move that will all but rule out holidays this summer.

The news comes after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced it will be necessary for the UK to bring a two-week quarantine for people travelling from overseas as part of his plan to ease the CPVID-19 lockdown.

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According to The Sun the order will come into force on Friday and will remain in place as long as the current state of emergency exists, with extensions likely beyond June.

The Sun said an official announcement from the EU is expected tomorrow about international travel, but it quotes Spain’s Official State Gazette (BOE) as saying:

“Travellers who come to Spain from abroad must quarantine themselves for 14 days following their arrival.”

Quarantine would require visitors to stay in their hotel or apartment, and abide by a strict code of conduct limiting leaving accommodation only to buy essential items or in exceptional circumstances. Mask wearing will be mandatory.

Spain’s BEO says the measures are necessary due to the international spread of coronavirus and the need to act with caution to make sure visitors do not cause more outbreaks.

The Sun reported that travel agencies, tour operators and transport companies must inform travellers of the quarantine and rules on behaviour when selling flights or accommodation in Spain.

Airlines will have to provide a public health form which must be carried by the traveller following arrival in Spain.


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