Ten more countries added to Spain’s compulsory quarantine list
Passengers from affected areas, such as Peru and Colombia, will have to undergo a 10 day isolation period on arrival
From March 8 and until March 21, people travelling from even more places will be made to complete a 10-day isolation period to prevent the spread of Covid-19 - or 7 days if after that period a negative PCR or antigen test is presented.
Passengers from South Africa and Brazil have faced quarantine upon landing in Spain since 22nd February. The list now also includes the countries Peru, Colombia, Botswana, the Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. These areas are seen as now being severely affected by the pandemic.
Travel restrictions with the UK are also still in place until 6pm on March 16 with the possibility of facing yet another extension. The suspension of travel between the UK and Spain came into place on December 22, 2020 to reduce the spread of the British variant, which now allegedly makes up 60% of Covid-19 cases in Catalonia.
Land borders closed
Catalonia's land borders remain shut, with exceptions for health emergencies, commuting to and from work or school, and to take care of dependent relatives.
Overland travelers to France must present a negative PCR test to enter the country, with exceptions for cross-border workers and residents of border areas.
Travel restrictions are also in place on the land border between Spain and Portugal until March 16 at least.
PCR tests for international arrivals
Passengers from areas deemed to be high risk will also need to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival in Spain.
The full list of countries affected is published on https://www.mscbs.gob.es/ and on https://www.spth.gob.es and is updated every two weeks – every new update comes into force seven days after being published.
Here's the latest list of countries (valid from March 1 to March 14):
Austria (except the Vorarlberg region)
Finland (except the Etela-Suomi, Lansi-Suomi and Pohjois-Ja Ita-Suomi regions)
France (except for Guyana and the island of Martinique)
Greece (except the Anatoliki Makedonia Thraki, Dytiki Makedonia, Ionia Nisia, Kentriki Makedonia, Kriti, Notio Aigaio, Peloponnisos, Sterea Ellada, Thessalia, Voreio Aigaio and Ipeiros regions)
Italy (except the Valle D'aosta/vallee D'aoste, Sicily and Sardinia regions)
Norway (except the Agder, Vestfold og Telemark, Vestland, Viken, Innlandet, Møre og Romsdal, Nordland, Rogaland, Troms og Finnmark and Trøndelag regions)
Portugal (except the Azores islands)
All non EU-EEA countries except the following
China (including the administrative regions special to the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR)