Carolina Darias, Minister of Health, announced during the press conference this Friday that, due to the rise in Covid-19 infections within China, Spain will require that passengers from this Asian country provide a negative test before to disembark in national territory. However, those tourists who have completed the vaccination schedule will not need to present this proof.
The announcement comes after on Thursday, after a meeting of the Health Security Committee of the European Union, the States agreed to maintain “active surveillance” in the face of the explosion of coronavirus infections in China, in addition, they will continue to bet on the commitment to maintain a contact to examine possible joint initiatives, such as those already publicly called for by Italy.
Hours later, Health received Spanish travelers, whose destination or origin is China, who will have a full vaccination schedule and who will try to maintain precautionary measures. The occasion has been used for Health to further emphasize the importance of vaccinating with the second booster dose, to eradicate the variants and mutations of the virus. The importance of this lies in the fact that the most vulnerable people can protect themselves without fear, although the measures must be supported by the entire population to avoid further damage.
The Community of Madrid asked the Ministry yesterday to intensify control of the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. In fact, the president of the region, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has ordered the preventive activation of the anti-Covid protocol in residences for the elderly, while the Isabel Zendal hospital created to deal with this pandemic is reinforced, which still reduces health care in some parts of the world.