RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Spanish government extended on Saturday, April 17, until the beginning of May, the rule that requires all passengers from 12 countries, including Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and nine African countries, to comply with quarantine, for fear of the spread of new variants of the coronavirus.
Spain justifies its decision by "concern about the effects of the Brazilian and South African variants," their "greater transmissibility", the risk of reinfection and a possible decrease in vaccine effectiveness, due to their extension to nearby countries where they were initially detected.
Travelers arriving from Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros Islands . . .