After Germany, it is Spain’s turn to strengthen its border controls with France where the coronavirus epidemic is recording alarming results. On Saturday, the Spanish government demanded the presentation of a negative PCR test for the coronavirus to enter its territory.
For the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Spain has demanded guarantees for people wanting to reach its territory from the land border.
This measure is part of a special context, where the epidemic is advancing at high speed in France, the beautiful days are starting to show up which means movements towards the south especially during the next Easter holidays, in addition to a coronavirus vaccine supply crisis.
In addition, bars and restaurants are not subject to the same restrictions in certain regions in Spain, particularly in Madrid, where the curfew can go up to 11 p.m. against a ban on leaving the area. And it is precisely this possibility of having an almost normal nightlife that several French people have gone to seek.
Faced with this trend, Spain, which had so far only imposed air restrictions, will require a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours.
The measure is due to start on Tuesday and will concern anyone over the age of 6, except cross-border workers who will not have to comply with this too restrictive measure. They must nevertheless respect a perimeter of 30 kilometers maximum.
France, for its part, has imposed a negative test for the coronavirus since January 31 for anyone wishing to enter the territory from Spain, regardless of the means of transport.
On Friday, Germany decided to place all of France as a high-risk area, while only one region was concerned before. Berlin announced the establishment of random checks and the possibility of imposing a quarantine of up to 10 days.