The government of Spain has decided to extend one more month, until 30 November, the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel for nationals of most non-EU countries.
However, the Ministry of the Interior has removed four countries, Argentina, Colombia, Namibia and Peru from the list of restricted areas, according to the Official State Gazette (BOE) of Saturday 30 October.
The decision to maintain the travel restrictions published in the BOE is actually the extension of a previous order, issued on 17 July by the department headed by Fernando Grande-Marlaska, on temporary restrictions on non-essential travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The order was in force until October 31, and once that date has passed, it has been extended until the last day of November at 24:00.
What is new about this extension is that four countries are excluded from the list of states with temporary restrictions to access Spain, and therefore the European Union and the Schengen area.
Travelers from Argentina, Colombia, Namibia and Peru now join a list of 23 countries and territories for which there are no longer restrictions on non-essential travel to enter the EU.
List of countries and territories:
The new list of countries and territories on which no temporary restrictions on non-essential travel will apply is as follows:
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
- Macao Special Administrative Region.