Travelers coming to the UK from Spain will have to go through a fortnightly quarantine starting this Sunday, according to the British public television broadcaster BBC.
The quarantine will take effect early in the morning on Sunday and the government, led by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will announce it in the next few hours this Saturday as infections registered in Spain have increased significantly.
The UK’s decision is made after the French government decided on Friday to recommend that French citizens not travel to Catalonia, as many infections have been registered in this autonomous community, which is linked to French territory.
The UK government updated on Friday its list of quarantined countries that Spain is reporting this Saturday. In recent days, Spain has seen an increase in daily infections and outbreaks in various autonomous communities.
The UK government approved the quarantine of British travelers returning to the country in mid-June. However, under pressure from the tourism and aviation sectors, the executive and regional authorities approved lists of target countries that were exempt from the exemption and must comply with these measures.