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Spain extends ban on arrivals from UK, Brazil, South Africa

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Spain on Tuesday extended its ban on arrivals from Britain, Brazil and South Africa until March 16 to safeguard against the spread of new coronavirus strains from these countries.

Only legal residents or nationals of Spain and the neighbouring micro-state of Andorra are currently allowed in on flights from these countries.

The restriction on arrivals from Britain was imposed at the end of December to halt the spread of the highly contagious Covid-19 variant discovered there in November.

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The ban on arrivals from Brazil and South Africa came into effect on February 3.

The only exception are passengers in transit who cannot leave the airport nor remain there longer than 24 hours.

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