Spain to Reopen Land Borders With Morocco on May 17
Land border between Spain and Morocco at Ceuta and Melilla to reopen gradually from May 17. Given its gradual nature, the first phase of the reopening will begin at 00:00 on 17 May, at which time citizens and residents of the European Union and those authorised to move within the Schengen area will be able to enter Spanish territory through the El Tarajal crossing in Ceuta and Beni Enzar in Melilla.
In both categories, to access Ceuta and Melilla, it will be essential to meet the health requirements established by the Ministry of Health for these authorised border crossing points.
From Tuesday 31 May, legally recognised cross-border workers will also be able to enter Spanish territory. Within this gradual process, the Spanish-Moroccan working groups will determine the following categories of persons and goods that will be able to access Ceuta and Melilla through the border with Morocco.
In addition, the border order to be issued by the Minister for Home Affairs extends all current restrictions on Spain’s external land, sea and air borders under the recommendations of the Council of the European Union due to the health crisis caused by COVID-19 until 24:00 hours on 15 June 2022, and replaces the current one, which expired on Sunday 15 May.
Authorities could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice.
Heed all official directives. Reconfirm all health-related travel requirements before travel.