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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:30pm
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Spain is to restrict entry to Spanish nationals and residents only from tomorrow 22nd.

For how long has not been announced.

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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:57pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:57pm

Do you have an official link to this? Regards Kenneth.
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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:22pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:22pm

Kenneth1 wrote on Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:57pm:

Do you have an official link to this? Regards Kenneth.

Hello

https://www.thelocal.es/20201221/spain-joins-other-countries-in-banning-flights-from-uk

I've just read this link re banning UK flights from tomorrow 22 Dec

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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:51pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:51pm

elinspain wrote on Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:22pm:

Hello

https://www.thelocal.es/20201221/spain-joins-other-countries-in-banning-flights-from-uk

I've just read this link re banning UK flights from tomorrow 22 Dec

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Elinspain

I've seen the announcement on El País. it only says from UK. The original post implied that it is a total ban. 

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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:57pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:57pm

Kenneth1 wrote on Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:51pm:

I've seen the announcement on El País. it only says from UK. The original post implied that it is a total ban. 

Perhaps I should have been more specific but as it's a UK forum I thought people might realise I meant UK citizens. 

Apologies to all readers of other nationalities for any confusion....

Steve

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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:25pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:25pm

dinnerout wrote on Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:57pm:

Perhaps I should have been more specific but as it's a UK forum I thought people might realise I meant UK citizens. 

Apologies to all readers of other nationalities for any confusion....

Steve

I expect any nationality on what would have been a flight from UK would be barred from entering.

UK nationals may enter the countries concerned if flying from a non UK airport etc seems logical 

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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:58pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:58pm

The UK Government has updated their website to reflect this change - here's the link:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain?utm_source=ba3e3c31-34e6-44d4-9182-664a0f66e25d&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

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Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:30am

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Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:30am

elinspain wrote on Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:22pm:

Hello

https://www.thelocal.es/20201221/spain-joins-other-countries-in-banning-flights-from-uk

I've just read this link re banning UK flights from tomorrow 22 Dec

Cheers

Elinspain

Yes it’s spain doing what spain does best.

Think of the most stupid course of action, compound it with stupid amendments and cause stress, heart ache and financial losses to all but a few.

Why insist on a pcr test, and then ignore the result and ban people from coming to Spain..

Anyone who has taken this test and returned a negative result doesn’t have Covid....

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Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:23am

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Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:23am

Hi Terry,

I think it's because it's a new strain.  The assumption by the virologists is that the testing - and the vaccine - will be effective against the new strain, but the rest of Europe don't seem willing to take that chance, especially when rates of infection are already increasing here and in other mainland countries anyway.

Stay safe,

Kim

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Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:35am

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Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:35am

Kimmy11 wrote on Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:23am:

Hi Terry,

I think it's because it's a new strain.  The assumption by the virologists is that the testing - and the vaccine - will be effective against the new strain, but the rest of Europe don't seem willing to take that chance, especially when rates of infection are already increasing here and in ot...

...her mainland countries anyway.

Stay safe,

Kim

I think it’s rediculous, the spanish govt are allowing Spanish nationals and residents to fly into Spain from the uk , on the very same plane any uk resident would have been on but for the ban. How do they know the spanish nationals/residents haven’t got the new strain?

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