Spain’s government has extended restrictions on travelers from Brazil, the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Spain's government has extended restrictions on travelers from Brazil, the United Kingdom and South Africa.

The Spanish government announced a new extension on Tuesday (9) until 30 March, of restrictions imposed on flights from Brazil, the United Kingdom and South Africa. The measure aims to prevent the spread of variants of coronaviruses. country.

Currently, only Spanish and foreign nationals living in Spain and Andorra can enter the country if they come from Brazil, British or South African locations. Transit passengers can get off, but are not allowed to leave the airport or stay more than 24 hours.

In the case of the United Kingdom, the measure, which also includes ship traffic, was taken by the Spanish government on 22 December. For South Africa and Brazil, the border is effective from 2 February.

The restrictions were to last until 16 March. But in the face of advances in new variants of the virus, much more contagious and against which the effectiveness of vaccines is still being tested, officials decided to extend the measure.

The Spanish government has also implemented a ten-day quarantine or seven-day imperative in the event that a negative Kovid-19 test is presented to all Spaniards or residents coming from Brazil and South Africa.

Spain, one of the European countries most affected by the coronavirus epidemic, has already recorded more than 71,000 deaths and more than three million infections. According to the Spanish Ministry of Health, 4 thousand new cases were reported in the country in the last 24 hours.

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