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Spain lifts all Covid restrictions on access to airport terminals

In practice, this means that family members, friends or other companions of travelers may also enter the terminals with them without annoying limitations
15 August 2020, Spain, Palma: Passengers arrive at Palma de Mallorca airport. Germany has declared nearly all of Spain, including the island of Mallorca, as risky areas following a spike of coronavirus cases. Photo: Clara Margais/dpa.
Passengers at Palma de Mallorca airport. Photo: Clara Margais/dpa.

Another restriction that is lifted

No more limited access to airport terminals in Spain.

Since Friday, those wishing to enter a Spanish airport will no longer have to show a travel document or explain the reason for their visit to the police or security personnel.

The announcement was made by the Spanish central government on Monday, after the meeting of the Council of Ministers. 

Later, it was confirmed by the Minister of Transport, Raquel Sanchez, on her Twitter account.

The abolition of access limits to airports will come into effect on Friday 15 October.

"The decision was made in line with those adopted by the European terminal network," said the central government through its Twitter account.

In practice, this means that family members, friends or other companions of travelers may also enter the terminals with them, although some limitations may still be set in those terminals with a large influx, in order to avoid crowds.

'Safe airports'

"The restrictions imposed to curb Covid-19 are thus lifted," emphasized the government.

The Spanish government says it will continue to monitor the situation and highlights that the Spanish AENA is "the airport manager with the most accredited safe airports in the world, according to international authorities."

The restrictions on access to the terminals, which are now being lifted, came into force in July 2020. They only allowed entry to passengers with a ticket in the 6 hours prior to the flight or to accompanying minors or people with reduced mobility.

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