Bad weather has reduced road movements. According to sources consulted by the SER, the movement of vehicles has decreased and in ports and airports the movements are also minimal. The same sources recall that the same device has been enabled as at Christmas to try to guarantee the perimeter closure of the Community and to guarantee, while it was active, the closure of the 16 largest cities.
There are 10,000 agents of the State security forces and bodies assigned to the Valencian Community. The controls are, as always, random. Surveillance is also coordinated with local and assigned police.
In compliance with the Covid regulations, only people from the following countries can travel: Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore. South Korea, Thailand, China and some special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China: Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR.
By virtue of Provision 1265 of BOE no. 25 of 2021, people from other countries that are residents of the European Union or Schengen Associated States can also travel directly to their place of residence.
Also the holders of a long-stay visa issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State who address it; cross-border workers; health professionals or care for the elderly who are directed to exercise their work activity; the personnel dedicated to the transport of goods, in the exercise of their work activities and the flight personnel necessary to carry out commercial air transport activities; diplomatic, consular, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
Also people who travel for imperative family reasons duly accredited and those who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons.
In addition, negative PCR is still required 72 hours in advance.
The British case
In application of the Agreement of the Council of Ministers of December 22, 2020, exceptional measures are established to limit the spread and contagion by COVID-19, by limiting direct flights and passenger ships between the United Kingdom and airports and Spanish ports, flights from any airport located in the United Kingdom to any airport located in the Kingdom of Spain, with or without intermediate stops.
It may only be carried out in the case of aircraft that carry exclusively Spanish or Andorran nationals, or residents in Spain or Andorra.
In application of this rule, for example, the Champions League match between the Germans of RB Leipzig and the British of FC Liverpool on February 16 could not be held in Valencia. The authorities denied permission to travel to the capital of the Turia.