Spain extends ban on travelers from UK, Brazil, and South Africa until March 16
Update. The Spanish government has extended its existing ban on travelers from UK, Brazil, and South Africa entering the country by air until March 16 due to concerns regarding variant strains of COVID-19 discovered in those countries. This measure had originally been slated to expire on March 2. The entry prohibition does not apply to residents and nationals of Spain and Andorra. Passengers in transit to non-Schengen countries are also exempt, provided they are scheduled to be in Spain less than 24 hours and remain in the airport transit area. Authorities could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on disease activity over the coming weeks.