Denmark will On Thursday, it joined the countries that have adopted restrictive measures or recommendations on travel to Spain, within the framework of provisions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Here, the complete list of European countries that have put restrictions on travelers from Spain.
The Danish authorities have recommended this Thursday to those who travel to the Spanish regions of Aragon, Catalonia and Navarre that they carry out a Covid-19 test when they return to the country, but they do not advise against tourist trips to Spain.
Spain is among the European countries to which Denmark opened its borders on June 27 for any type of travel, and to be excluded from that list, the Danish authorities set a threshold of 30 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week.
The German Foreign Ministry recommended this Tuesday do not do tourist trips to Aragon, Catalonia and Navarre “by the new infection figures” of the coronavirus in those Spanish autonomous communities.
In an update of its recommendations to German citizens on trips abroad, the Ministry included the reference to “not advised” to travel to those areas if displacement is not necessary. Although the Ministry alludes to the fact that the number of infections in Spain has “dropped sharply”, it explains that “there are regional foci of infection” in the aforementioned autonomous communities.
The British Government demands a quarantine period to be kept on arrival in the UK by travelers from Spain and other countries with a high incidence of coronavirus, although study reducing it from fourteen to ten days.
The Executive of Boris Johnson wants to present this week changes in the measures adopted last Saturday, when he announced the imposition since Sunday of a mandatory quarantine on citizens arriving from Spain, under penalty of a fine of up to 1,000 pounds (about 1,027 euros).
The British authorities are studying the possibility of carrying out a coronavirus test on travelers eight days after their arrival in the United Kingdom. If negative, they would be allowed to leave quarantine two days later, reducing the mandatory isolation period by four days.
Since last Friday the 24th France does not advise traveling to Catalonia “until the situation is restored” and “strongly” encourages the French who are there to make a return to their country test PCR, without actually imposing it. On the website of its advice to travelers, the French Foreign Ministry considers that “in Catalonia the epidemic situation continues to be evolutionary“and details some of the measures adopted in recent days by the Generalitat.
He Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which explains some general rules that are in force in Spain, also details restrictions imposed by the autonomous governments in Aragon and Lugo, but without giving particular recommendations for the French in those territories.
Belgium banned non-essential travel to the provinces of Lleida and Huesca last weekend, forcing those who are already there to undergo a 14-day quarantine and a coronavirus test.
In addition, the latest recommendations of the Belgian Government call for “increased vigilance” for travelers visiting Aragon, Catalonia, country Basque, Navarre, The Rioja and Estremadura. For those who enter Belgian territory from these six autonomous communities it is recommended to keep quarantine and take a test to detect the SARS-Cov-2, although in this case it is not mandatory.
Netherlands Last Monday it updated its travel recommendations to Spain, including the city of Barcelona and its surroundings in the orange zone. Despite the fact that there has not been a total restriction on travel to the Catalan capital, it is recommended that only strictly necessary trips be made and that citizens who are already there immediately return to quarantine on their return.
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs made these measures public, recalling that traffic to and from the Segrià regions – Lleida and the periphery – and A Mariña (Lugo) is already prohibited by local authorities.
The Norwegian authorities have forced a week ago to undergo quarantine domiciliary ten days to travelers from Spain, according to the latest update on the situation of the pandemic.
Finland, on the other hand, has not lifted the border controls with Spain or eliminated the recommendations not to make essential trips at any time, since it maintains a more restrictive criterion than the rest regarding the maximum number of infections of Covid-19.
In the Baltic republics, quarantine measures have been applied in recent days for travelers from Spain. In Lithuania, fourteen-day self-isolation was ordered from July 27 upon entry into the country.
In Estonia, since July 27, a fourteen-day self-isolation was ordered upon entry into the country.
In Latvia the quarantine measure has been in force since July 24, and travel to Spain is not recommended.
In Poland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends avoiding trips to Catalonia that they are not strictly necessary, due to the “rapid increase in the number of infections in the region, which includes the cities of Barcelona and Lleida”.
The Ministry’s website indicates that on July 17, the Catalan authorities reintroduced restrictions on the movement and gathering of people in a number of towns and warns that “it is possible” that confinement measures be decreed in Barcelona and other cities.