Today, on Tuesday 12 May, the Spanish government has announced a tightening of restrictions on arrivals into Spain, bringing the already-required 14-day quarantine for new arrivals into law. This new law comes into effect from Friday 15 May.
In order to protect the healthcare system as movement restrictions within Spain are eased, the authorities intend to strengthen epidemiological surveillance and control capacity, enabling early identification and containment of sources of contagion.
In order to minimise the risk coming from people arriving from outside the country, new measures for the implementation of control and isolation are to be introduced.
– All international travellers will be subject to hygienic sanitary checks upon arrival
– Health authorities may contact quarantined persons to track their movements
– When symptoms such as fever appear, cough, shortness of breath, fever, or other symptoms, quarantined arrivals must telephone the health service on 061, indicating they are in quarantine for coming from abroad
– Cross-border workers are exempt from these measures, including crew
– Travel agencies are obliged to inform in-bound passengers of these measures at the beginning of the ticket sales process
– Airlines must supply passengers with a public health form, stating your intended location during quarantine, which must be submitted upon arrival
During the quarantine period, those in quarantine must remain in their home or accommodation, limiting their travel to:
– Shopping for food, pharmaceuticals and basic necessities
– Visiting health centres, services and establishments
A mask must be worn at all times when travelling outside of quarantine.