Spain extends travel ban for South Africa and Brazil

spain extends travel ban for south africa and brazil

While countries in Europe such as Greece and Iceland have begun to ease travel restrictions on visitors ahead of the peak summer season, Spain has announced a further extension of the travel restrictions it put in place for nationals from Brazil and South Africa.

According to EWN, Spain’s travel ban, originally imposed on 2 February has repeatedly been extended. The latest extension takes the country’s travel ban on entry for South African and Brazilian nationals to 11 May.   

Countries including the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates have imposed similar measures due to fears that the new COVID-19 variants could easily spread or may contain mutations that will permit the virus to counteract the effect of the vaccines that have been used in these countries.

Spain has been severely impacted by the pandemic, with more than 3.4 million infections and over 77,000 deaths. Since February 22, any passengers arriving in Spain from Brazil or South Africa have been required to complete a compulsory 10-day quarantine on arrival.

Only legal residents and nationals of Spain and the neighbouring state of Andorra are currently allowed to travel to Spain by air…

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