Spain reopens its borders on Sunday June 21

Published by My B., Caroline J., Elodie D., Rizhlaine F. · Published on 19 June 2020 at 14h52 · Updated on 20 June 2020 at 11h01
Spain keeps on lifting containment and reopens its borders with the Schengen area and especially the border with France this Sunday June 21. The border with Portugal remains closed as requested by the Portuguese government.

Wondering to go on vacation after a long lockdown? Where can we go and when? Abroad, in Europe or in France, what options do we have? If many European countries are reopening their borders on June 15, others prefer postponing this date, so did Spain. After several announcements from the government, El Pais daily says, on June 14, Spain will ultimately reopen its borders with other European countries from June 21.

Yet, the border with Portugal will remain closed until July 1.

An upturn that is hard to follow for Spanish who discover in just three weeks a new and third opening date announced by Pedro Sanchez's government.

For the record, Spanish Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said land borders with France and Portugal will reopen on June 22. But a few hours later, the Spanish government went back and officially announced the borders will reopen on July 1, 2020. From that day, cross-border transfers restrictions will be lifted with these two countries. Quarantine measures imposed to EU travelers will be lifted as well.

But the Spanish government changes its mind. This June 14, we have been told in El Pais that the Prime Minister, in video conference with the leaders of the autonomous communities, announced Spain will ultimately reopen its borders on June 21, excluding the one with Portugal.

For the record, until then, Spain has been limiting entries to the country. For now, are only allowed on the Spanish soil Spanish immigrants, people living in Spain and cross-border workers and people who can prove case of emergency or pressing necessary situation. We must say that many countries have closed their borders in order to control the spread of coronavirus.

On May 31, Pedro Sanchez head of the Spanish government has also said he hope containment exit will be done by July 1 in the entire country. "On July 1, I hope the entire Spanish country will gets its freedom of circulation back, if the evolution of the novel coronavirus epidemic does not change" he said in a press conference, before saying that the health emergency was extended. "We are about to make it [...], to come to an end with this health emergency, but we still need one more two-week extension of the health emergency that will end on June 7".

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