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Quarantine to be required for visitors to Spain

AP , Tuesday 12 May 2020
Spain
An elderly couple wearing face masks walks on a sidewalk marked for pedestrians to keep social distance, during the hours in which the elderly are allowed to be outdoors, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Barcelona, Spain, May 11, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)
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Spain will require all visitors from abroad to quarantine for 14 days if they arrive in the country after May 15.

The new Health Ministry order, published Tuesday in Spain's official gazette, says the goal is to ``limit the risks derived from the international traffic of people'' during the rollback of the coronavirus lockdown.

Travel agencies and transport companies must inform their customers about the new regulations before they sell their Spain-bound tickets, and airlines need to make sure that passengers fill out a ``location card'' in case they need to be contacted after their trip.

Tourism-magnet Spain is starting to loosen the grip after seven weeks of strict confinement. Authorities have reported more than 26,700 deaths for the new coronavirus and over 268,000 infections confirmed by tests.

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