Madrid, Jun 29 (EFE) .- The Spanish Government extended this Tuesday the limitations on flights from Brazil and South Africa landing at Spanish airports, which will be in force until July 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This eleventh extension will be in force from July 6 to 20, the Executive informed today.
From Brazil and South Africa, only flights that are occupied by Spanish or Andorran citizens, by residents of both countries or by passengers in international transit to a country that does not belong to the common European Schengen area with a stopover of less than 24 hours, may arrive in Spain. the airport transit area.
However, there are exceptions, such as for State aircraft, search and rescue services (SAR), flights with a stopover in Spanish territory for non-commercial purposes and whose final destination is another country, exclusive cargo flights, positional (ferry) and humanitarian, medical or emergency.
The Spanish Government considers that the risk of importation of cases from South Africa and Brazil can be reduced with the sanitary control measures applicable upon arrival in Spain, but adds that “this does not prevent us from continuing to take extreme precautions against the potential for the spread of Brazilian and South African variants of the virus “.
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