The Spanish government announced on Tuesday that the ban on flights from Britain, Brazil and South Africa was extended until 16 March amid fears of a coronovirus variant.
Spain suspended passenger arrivals from the United Kingdom in late December, excluding Spaniards and foreign residents of Spain due to the expansion of more contagious British tensions.
On Tuesday, government spokesman Maria Jesús Montero said it was necessary to “keep contaminants associated with the variant as much as possible”.
In early February, the government announced a strict limit on arrival, this time from Brazil and South Africa, as coronovirus variants have been detected in these two countries.
Then, only travelers coming from these two countries can enter Spain with Spanish or Andorran nationality or stay in Spain or Andorra.
However, an exception has been made for transit passengers who are not allowed to leave the airport and cannot stay longer than 24 hours.
Variants discovered in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil are causing concern to the international community, who are particularly concerned about their infectiousness and the effectiveness of vaccines against them.
Spain, one of the European countries affected by the epidemic with around 68,000 deaths and more than three million cases of contamination, has imposed a quarantine of seven to ten days (depending on the test’s positivity or not) for all people to reach Brazil. Or from South Africa.