Denmark, Switzerland and Hungary Give Spain the Cold Shoulder

An important number of European countries have decided to establish more restrictive measures in relation to Spain. They give Spain the ‘cold shoulder’ as COVID-19 outbreaks have increased notably in recent days and there has been a significant increase in the number of infections, in particular in regions such as Aragon, Catalonia, Navarra, the Basque Country or the Community of Madrid.

In general, the countries that have applied new measures at the moment do not prevent anyone from going to or coming back from Spain, but they do advise against non-essential trips to the whole country or – depending on the circumstances – to the areas most affected by the new outbreak, as well as establish quarantine procedures.


The Danish authorities announced this Thursday that from now on they advise against non-essential travel to Spain (due to the increase in COVID-19 infections) although have not imposed any quarantine.


The Swiss government also announced, on Thursday, that, given the increase of coronavirus cases in the country, from August 8, it will prohibit from the entry of citizens from countries outside of the Schengen area. Furthermore, any travellers from Spain must undergo a ten-day quarantine (unless you come from the Canary or Balearic Islands).


Hungary’s health authorities have now removed Spain from the list of safest destinations, forcing travellers who arrive from there to submit two negative PCR tests within five days or undergo a two-week quarantine.

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Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor is a graduate from the University of Leeds. At university, she obtained a Bachelors in Communication and Media, as well as a Masters in International Relations.
She is half British and half Spanish and resides in Malaga. Her focus when writing news typically encompasses national Spanish news and local news from the Costa del Sol.

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    • Michael Walsh

      07 August 2020 • 16:31

      It doesn’t surprise me that Lancet, one of the world’s most respected medical journals, carries a ‘petition’ by top medical authorities to mound an INDEPENDENT investigation into Spain’s politically tainted COVID statistics and the regime’s response to the flu-like virus (Case Fatality Rate (CFR) 0.26%. I would suggest also an investigation of media’s compliance and complicity in an over-hyped sensationalist fear-mongering response that has made Europe’s largest country as inaccessible as Tibet or Mongolia.


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