By Laura Kemp •
Published: 15 May 2020 • 12:23
THE Spanish government has limited the airports in Spain which receive international flights to control the flow of people coming in and out of the country. Amongst these chosen airports is Malaga-Costa del Sol, Barcelona-El Prat, Gran Canaria, Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas, and Palma de Mallorca.
According to the order released by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda, published this Friday in the State Bulletin, the decision to only open a few airports on an international scale has been taken in order to minimise the risk of importing new coronavirus cases.
This ministerial order has also encompassed limiting ports as another point of entry into the national territory. The selected ports are those of Barcelona, Bilbao, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Malaga, Tenerife, Mallorca, Valencia and Vigo. This measure comes into force on May 24.
However, this restriction will not apply to State aircraft, non-commercial stop overs, exclusive cargo flights or positional, humanitarian, medical and emergency flights.
In addition to these new measures, Spain has introduced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for any individuals, Spanish or foreign, entering the country from abroad. Passengers will have to fill in a contact card for police to trace them in case they need to get into contact with them.
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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