Spain introduces two-week quarantine for everyone coming into the country

According to the newspaper "Diario Sur" (HERE), anyone arriving in Spain will have to self-isolate for 14 days as a precaution to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The order was published in the official state gazette (BOE) on Tuesday and comes into force on Friday 15 May.

The rule, similar to one announced this week in the UK, will apply to residents and non-residents coming from any other country and will last as long as the state of alarm is in force in Spain. This at present is until 24 May but the government wants to extend it further.

It is especially important to step up precautionary measures now, said the Ministry of Health, as the country gradually relaxes its lockdown conditions.

Citizens arriving in Spain will have to spend the 14-day isolation period in their homes and only go out to buy food or medication, to go to the hospital or other force majeure reasons.

Use of a face mask will be compulsory on these outings, as will other hygiene and prevention measures, especially when in contact with other members of the household.

The only exceptions will be cross-border workers, transport drivers and health professionals travelling to work who have not been in contact with Covid-19 patients.

The authorities will be able to contact people in quarantine to monitor their condition and they will be told to contact the health authorities at any sign of symptoms and state that they have travelled from abroad.

Source: Diario Sur (Here)

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