Spain introduces two-week quarantine for anyone entering the country from Friday while still in ‘state of emergency’
Spain will force everyone into the country’s quarantine for fourteen days from Friday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Under the new rules, travelers will have to isolate themselves at a specific address for 14 days – presumably the maximum incubation period for the virus.
The measure will remain in force until the end of the state of emergency in Spain.
The current state of emergency ends on May 24, but Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has already said he wants to extend it for the fifth time and keep it in place until at least the end of June.
The move will be another blow to the Spanish tourism industry under attack and the chance that the British will enjoy a Costa holiday this year.
It comes after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced similar measures for people reaching Britain who are expected to enter into force in early June.
Only certain workers, including truck drivers and health workers, are exempted from Spanish quarantine measures.
The quarantine rule, published Tuesday in an official state bulletin, said it was adopted so that “control measures” could be strengthened as a result of the improvement in the coronavirus situation in Spain.
It comes after heads of health announced on Monday that 123 people had died from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the lowest increase in the number of one-day deaths since March 18.