Spain limits entry to just FIVE airports and EIGHT ports from tomorrow
Spain is only allowing people to enter the country via FIVE airports as of tomorrow and EIGHT ports.
The Ministry of Transport today published an
official order which comes into effect on Saturday (May 16th). There will
still be very strict conditions on who can enter Spain, however, and it does
not give carte blanche for international holidaymakers. Those entering Spain
will also need to go into 14 days of quarantine. That order comes into force
The airports are El Prat in Barcelona, Gran
Canaria in the Canaries, Barajas in Madrid, Málaga-Costa del Sol and Palma de
Mallorca in the Balearics.
The ports of entry will be those of Barcelona,
Bilbao, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Malaga, Palma, Tenerife, Valencia and
The Ministry says it has established this
limit in a bid to minimise the spread of coronavirus. The airports and ports
have been chosen as they have the capacity to deal with passengers and all the
health and safety regulations, such as temperature taking.
The list may be modified after consultations
with the regions of Spain. The order is applicable to passenger flights
originating from any airport outside Spanish territory and passenger ships that
provide a regular line service.
Brits are being advised NOT to attempt to
travel unless they are legal residents of Spain and can prove it with the right
documents which have to be original and not photocopies. There are reports of
people being turned back on arrival because they have not met the strict
Frontier workers or those who can prove they
need to enter Spain for essential reasons will be allowed in.
“Only green residency certificates will be
accepted as proof of residency in Spain and British travellers who are not
resident and/or not in possession of this certificate should not attempt to
enter the country,” said a spokesman for the UK’s Foreign and Commonweath
“Padron certificates, utility bills and
property deeds will not be accepted by Spanish authorities as proof of
Spain’s death toll from coronavirus as of
today is 27,459.
The airport authority, AENA says April saw
just 141,014 passengers, representing a decrease of 99.4% compared to the same
month the previous year.
“This reflects the paralysis of the
transit of people destined to avoid the spread of the coronavirus,” said a
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport
registered the highest number of passengers on the network in April with
46,743, which represents a decrease of 99.1% compared to the same month of
2019. It is followed by Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, with 25,307
(-99.4%); Gran Canaria, with 15,650 (-98.6%); Tenerife North, with 9,253
(-98.1), and Palma de Mallorca, with 8,955 (-99.6).