Spain to restrict S.Africa, Brazil flights over COVID variants, report says

PUBLISHED: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 12:19:34 GMT


MADRID, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The Spanish government has decided to restrict air travel with Brazil and South Africa, where new highly contagious variants of the coronavirus have been detected, from Wednesday for two weeks, Cadena Ser news website said on Tuesday.

Inbound flights will only be able to carry Spanish nationals and residents returning to Spain or transit passengers traveling to countries outside of the Schengen area with stopovers shorter than 24 hours, it said. (Reporting by Emma Pinedo and Andrei Khalip Editing by Ingrid Melander)

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