Due to the ever increasing number of corona in Spain, the British government imposes a two-week quarantine requirement for all returnees from the southern European country without notice. Britain’s Minister of Transport is also affected.
The UK government’s decision to quarantine Spain vacationers for two weeks after their return has left the country’s Transport Minister cold, according to press reports. Cabinet member Grant Shapps is currently on vacation in Spain of all places, while his colleagues at home decided on the measure.
Due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases in Spain, the cabinet in London removed the EU member from the list of countries from which entry without quarantine requirements is possible. The new regulation will apply from Sunday, so Shapps will also have to be in quarantine after his return. “Many ministers may have known in advance that there is a possibility of quarantine for holidaymakers from Spain,” said Labor MP Diane Abbott. “But apparently no one bothered to let Grant Shapps know.”
Just under a month after the end of the Corona emergency in Spain and the lifting of the strict curfew, the number of infections in individual regions of the country is rising again. Virologists blame nightlife in particular for the renewed spread.
Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations for the British. The British government is currently advising against unnecessary trips to mainland Spain. The Canaries and Balearic Islands, which are particularly popular with British holidaymakers, are excluded.
To date, more than 272,000 coronavirus infections and more than 28,000 deaths have been registered in Spain, according to data from ntv. For all of Spain, the number of new infections is currently well below the threshold of 50 cases from the past seven days per 100,000 inhabitants. This so-called seven-day incidence is currently in Spain at 25.9 cases. However, there are a number of regional foci of infection. Aragon, Catalonia and Navarre are among those affected. There the critical mark has long been passed.