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Spain Requires Quarantine for Travelers from Brazil and South Africa

February 19, 2021

The Spanish government has issued Order SND/133/2021, introducing a new 10-day quarantine requirement as a public health measure to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and variants for people coming to Spain from Brazil and South Africa. This period may be shortened if, on day 7, the person undertakes a COVID-19 test with a negative result.

Flight restrictions are currently maintained with Brazil and South Africa until March 2, 2021, except for:

  • Spanish, Andorran citizens, and residents in Spain;
  • travelers transiting through Spain to a non-Schengen country with a less than a 24-hour stop and not exiting the transit area of the Spanish airport;
  • state flights, search and rescue services;
  • flights with a stop in the Spanish territory for non-commercial purposes, to reach a final destination;
  • cargo, ferry, humanitarian, medical, and emergency flights; and
  • aeronautic staff required to undertake air transport business.

During the quarantine period, the people affected shall remain in their domicile or accommodation, restricting their mobility to carry out the following activities:

  • To buy food, pharmaceutical, and essential products
  • To attend health centers, services, and facilities
  • Force majeure or in need.

This order is effective for 14 days starting February 22 and may be extended.