The Spanish Government, in view of the evolution of the health crisis, has decided to continue the measures adopted in order to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus and protect the health and safety of citizens.
Until when have the internal land controls been extended in Spain?
Controls on internal land borders with France and Portugal have been extended until August 9, 2020.
Who is allowed to enter Spain during the Coronavirus?
This control implies that only Spanish citizens, residents of our country, cross-border workers or those individuals in circumstances of need or in cases of force majeure are allowed access to the national territory. The measure does not affect the transport of goods or foreign diplomatic personnel from consular offices or international organizations located in Spain.
Internal land border control can be applied in the Schengen Area when it is considered proportional to the gravity of the situation.
What is the Schengen Area?
The Schengen Area is an agreement whereby several countries in Europe abolished internal border controls (between those countries) and moved those controls to external borders (with third-party countries).
A total of 26 countries are currently part of the Schengen Area. Not all EU countries are part of the Schengen agreement (for example, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Romania and Croatia are not part of the Schengen Area but are in the EU).
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