It is a measure adopted with the intention of preventing the spread of new variants of the coronavirus in the State.
The Spanish Ministry of Health has decided to impose a quarantine for passengers from Brazil and South Africa who arrive in the Spanish State in order to prevent the spread of new variants of coronavirus.
It was announced by the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, at the press conference after the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System, in which she reported, in addition to the fact that so far a total of 613 confirmed cases of the variant have been detected British; six, from the South African; and two, from the Brazilian.
Darias explained that she has imposed the measure through a ministerial order, which will be sent to the National Court since it limits fundamental rights. She has assured that it is an “absolutely necessary, essential and urgent measure”.
The minister explained that quarantine will be mandatory for all people arriving at any airport in the Spanish State from Brazil and South Africa (origin or stopover) during the ten days after their arrival, which will be seven if the passenger takes a test diagnosis of active infection to rule out the virus and gives negative.
These passengers must remain in their homes and will not be able to meet with third parties, according to the order that is complementary to those already in force, such as the restriction of flights from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa, as well as the requirement of negative results of a diagnostic test made 72 hours prior to the trip.
Darias has stressed that the decision is to protect health and stop the spread of the virus.