Spain and Portugal: Border controls ‘lifted’ between nations – FCDO issues new advice

spain and portugal border controls lifted between nations fcdo issues new advice

Travellers hoping to cross the border between Spain and Portugal have, up until May 1, faced strict rules with non-essential travel banned. However, these “border controls” have since been lifted.

The latest change explains “the withdrawal of border controls on the land border with Spain from May 1.”

For Portugal, the FCDO states: “At 12.01am on 1 May, border controls at the land border with Spain will be lifted.

“If you are transiting Spain having travelled from, or been in, South Africa, Brazil or an EU/EEA country where the COVID-19 incidence rate is 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants, you will be required to self-isolate on arrival at home or at a place indicated by the Portuguese authorities.”

For Spain, the updated travel advice reads: “Spain’s land borders are open, however travel restrictions, border controls and testing requirements may be in place depending on the country you are travelling from.

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