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Spain extends entry ban on travelers from UK

Christian Fernsby |
Spain announced on Friday that entry for passengers travelling from the UK by air and sea will be prohibited till January 19, according to the Official State Gazette.

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Topics: SPAIN    UK   

Spanish nationals and those with legal residency in Spain, however, will be allowed entry.

Due to the "uncertainties... about the scope of the new SARS-CoV-2 variant, more information will be needed on the evolution of the epidemiological situation in the United Kingdom," the Gazette stated.

The new coronavirus variant, first reported by the UK, is said to be up to 70 percent more transmissible.

Starting from Dec. 22, Spain has suspended entry into its territory of "citizens from the UK, except nationals or residents in our country," according to a communique published on Twitter. The entry ban was scheduled to end on Jan. 5.

"Border control in Gibraltar will also be strengthened," The communique added.

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