Travellers who enter Spain from Friday must be quarantined for 14 days, according to Sky News. The Spanish government has ordered a two-week quarantine for all overseas travellers coming to the country from May 15. The new measures have been put in place to avoid a resurgence of the coronavirus.
In theory, that means if anyone did manage to travel to Spain for a holiday, they would have to abide by the government’s confinement rules at that time which could well mean staying within the confines of their hotel or apartment.
Spain had already applied this measure to the exceptional authorisations granted for the repatriations of Spaniards and residents in Spain affected from Italy. Now it will be the same with every international traveller.
The BOE order says “the favourable evolution of the epidemiological situation” in Spain and the start of the de-escalation “make the control measures precise, so that they take into account the worldwide distribution of the virus and based on the principle of caution, considers it necessary to apply to people who come from abroad the need to carry out a quarantine for 14 days. ”
Health authorities can contact quarantined people to monitor them.
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In any case, given the appearance of symptoms such as fever, cough, respiratory distress, general illness or other symptoms of a suspected case of Covid-19, people in quarantine “should make contact by telephone with the health services using the numbers enabled by the autonomous communities , indicating that they are in quarantine for coming from abroad,” according to the order.
Travel agencies, tour operators and transport companies must also inform travellers of these measures at the beginning of the ticket sales process destined for Spanish territory.
In the case of air travel, airlines must provide the public health form which must be carried by the traveller upon arrival in Spain.
There will be exceptions to the order including transport crews and health worker.
The order will begin at midnight on May 15.
Here’s a list of other countries with quarantine measures in place for travellers.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced similar quarantine rules on Sunday.
The new rules left the travel and tourism sector in shock as it is likely the rules will deal a further financial blow to the industry.
The new rules set out by Mr Johnson, suggest that all international arrivals coming into the UK from abroad will have to be put in quarantine for 14 days on arrival in the UK.
The Government’s 50-page document which was published yesterday stated that “the Government will require all international arrivals to supply their contact and accommodation information.”
It continues: “They will also be strongly advised to download and use the NHS contact tracing app.
“The Government will require all international arrivals not on a short list of exemptions to self-isolate in their accommodation for fourteen days on arrival into the UK.
“Where international travellers are unable to demonstrate where they would self-isolate, they will be required to do so in accommodation arranged by the Government.
“The Government is working closely with the devolved administrations to coordinate implementation across the UK.”
However, there are exceptions to the rules.
Those flying from France and Ireland will not be put in quarantine for two weeks.
According to the French embassy website, people should only be travelling between France and the UK if it is “strictly necessary”.
Travellers from the UK, the EU and the Schengen zone will not need to go into quarantine when they arrive in the country.
But they will need to provide documents proving their need to enter the country.
Travellers must have proof that their main residence is in France or that you are a healthcare worker or a cross-border worker.
Those transporting goods will need a certificate.
It is understood that those from other countries will have to be put in quarantine.
The country ordered travellers from virus hotspots to be put in quarantine for 14 days.
Back in March, these included South Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy.
Additional reporting by Rita Sobot.
Published at Tue, 12 May 2020 07:30:00 +0000