By Sarah Keane • 30 October 2020 • 17:04
HEAVY police controls at Malaga airport and train station as passengers must show justification for travel
Security has been ramped up in Malaga’s María Zambrano station and airport as national police and private security officers question every passenger about the reason for their trip.
At Malaga airport, only those in possession of a boarding pass were allowed in, with passengers complaining of long queues because of tighter security and hiked up ticket prices.
“I’ve been queuing for an hour to check-in,” lamented Ana Rodríguez, a young woman from Malaga who was travelling to London to go to University. “Many flights are being cancelled and those that there are, are going up in price.”
At the María Zambrano train station, officers of the National Police have stopped and questioned every passenger leaving or arriving. At 12.15, for example, a high-speed train from Madrid arrived in Malaga and, automatically, officers organised lines for passengers. They examined people’s ID, they asked them where they came from – the AVE makes several stops on its way – and they demanded some kind of document that justified their stay in Malaga.
The ramped-up security measures comes as President of the community of Andalucia, Juanma Moreno, announced on Wednesday, October 28 that borders would close for 10 days for all but essential travel.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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