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Spain extended the border closure to three Latin American countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic

Until May 31, travelers from Brazil, Colombia and Peru will not be able to enter Spanish territory, unless they are residents there or in Andorra. The list includes ten other nations, including India and South Africa.

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Spain has extended until May 31 the temporary restriction of non-essential travel from thirteen countries outside the European Union (EU) or associated with the European area Schengen, between them Brazil, Colombia and Peru, due to the impact of coronavirus pandemic in their territories.

The Spanish Ministry of the Interior has established the new extension, which responds to the recommendation of the European Council of 30 June on the temporary restriction of this type of air travel to the EU and the possible lifting of these limitations.

Specifically, as of May 1, travelers coming, with or without stopovers, from India, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru can only enter Spanish territory if they reside in Spain or Andorra..

Arrival area of ​​Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez airport.  EFE / JJ Guillén / Archive

Arrival area of ​​Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez airport. EFE / JJ Guillén / Archive

So can the Spanish citizens and their spouses or companions with which they have a union analogous to the conjugal registered in a notary public, and those ascendants and descendants living under their responsibility, provided they travel with him or to meet him.

They can also enter if they are maritime and aeronautical transport personnel to carry out its activities; The diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions, or that prove reasons of force majeure.

Two passengers cross one of the terminals at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Baraja Airport.  EFE / Emilio Naranjo / Archive

Two passengers cross one of the terminals at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Baraja Airport. EFE / Emilio Naranjo / Archive

Air entry restrictions for passengers from non-EU and Schengen countries have ended extending and embracing the evolution of the pandemic in different countries. The last extension, which took effect on March 26, ended on Friday, April 30.

With the new order of the Spanish Ministry of the Interior it is extended until may 31st the temporary restriction of non-essential air travel from third countries to the EU and associated with Schengen (26 countries, of which 22 are EU Member States).

(With information from EFE)

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