arriving from outside of Spain must go into self-quarantine
for 14 days after arrival, a new order from the Spanish
Government has decreed. The Official State Gazette -
BOE 4932 - issued this morning has declared that
Spain will be adopting similar measures put in place
by many European countries to protect the countries
gradual return to normality. A second BOE refers
to the restoration of controls at air and sea borders
to limit access into Spain. Both remain in effect for
the duration of the State of Alarm and possible extensions.
00:00 Friday 15th May (which is midnight the previous
day), all arrivals into the country from abroad must
go into quarantine and remain in their home or accommodation
for a period of 14 days. They may leave the house
or accommodation only to buy food, pharmaceuticals
and basic necessities, to attend health centres, etc,
or due to force majeure or a situation of need.
At all times when leaving the house or accommodation,
the person must wear a face mask and follow all the
hygiene measures required to prevent the transmission
of the COVID-19 infection.
order gives the right to the health authorities to contact
the person to monitor them. It also requires any person
in quarantine who becomes asymptomatic of COVID-19 to
contact the health service by telephone and inform them
that they are in quarantine after arriving into the
country from abroad.
arriving by air, the passenger must fill in a Public
Health Passenger Location Card on arrival into the
country which will enable the authorities to locate
them. In this form, the passenger must declare full
person details, flight information, permanent or temporary
address (hotel. etc.), emergency contact information
and details of travelling companions under the age of
18 or who are not part of the family group.
second order (4929), which also comes into force at
00:00 on Friday 15th May and remains valid for the duration
of the State of Alarm and any possible extensions, has
implemented control at air and sea borders. During the
validity period, only Spanish citizens, residents who
can prove regular residence (owning a home is not sufficient
proof of residence), cross-border workers, diplomats,
health professionals and people travelling for reasons
of force majeure may enter Spain.
order has been brought in to limit access into a country
where its residents are already subject to restrictions
on domestic travel during the phased de-escalation
process. It is suggested that the gradual easing
of the quarantine will encourage foreign residents to
travel to Spain which will create a contradiction with
domestic movement limitations. However the measures
do not apply to the transportation of goods required
to ensure the continuity of economic activity.
orders can be read in full here.
Date: Tuesday 12th May 2020