Mandatory quarantine of 14 days for those arriving in SpainLaurence Lemoine
The measure has just been published in the Official Journal of the Spanish State (BOE) and will be made effective this Friday, May 15. It will affect all those who come from another country, it will be mandatory, will last 14 days and will continue until the end of the alarm state which is currently approved until May 24th, but that the government wishes to extend by 15 days. As a preventive measure against coronavirus, people arriving to Spain will have to isolate themselves at home and their travel will be limited to the purchase of food and medicine. They can go to the hospital in case of urgency. These few authorized movements must be done with a mask and with all hygiene and prevention measures against the transmission of the virus. The order signed by the Ministry of Health recalls that this measure was already applied during the repatriation of Spaniards or residents from Italy. Now the measure (which in reality was not really applied due to lack of control) goes further and will be extended to all travelers who set foot on Spanish soil. Thus, the standard stresses that de-escalation makes it necessary to strengthen control measures as a precaution. The only exceptions that the rule proposes are border workers who, for their work, regularly cross the border with Spain. This measure may come as a surprise because nothing is said about the means that will be put in place for its control but especially because last week, the French Prime Minister had declared that no quarantine would be imposed between the countries of the European Union .