Extension of travel limitations—travels from Brazil and South Africa

Limitation for all non-essential travels into Spanish territory from Brazil and South Africa have been extended until 11th of May 18:00h (local time). The limitation does not apply to Spaniards and Spain residents.

Who will be affected?

Individuals coming from Brazil and South Africa except Spanish nationals or Spain residents.


Due to the expansion of Covid–19, in order to limit the spread and contagion, the Spanish Government has extended until May 11th the travel limitation ruled by Ministers Council Conference on April 22th


• All travellers coming from Brazil and South Africa, except Spaniards and Spain residents, are subject to travel limitation until May 11th at 18:00 h.
• Direct flights and passenger ships between Brazil and South Africa and Spanish airports and ports are limited, entry is permitted to Spaniards and Spain residents only.
• During the 10 days long quarantine period, persons referred to in the previous section must remain at home or accommodation, and must limit their travel, as well as the access of third parties to the domicile or accommodation, to those essential for the realization of the following activities:

a) Food and essential medicines purchase.
b) Assistance to health centres, services and establishments.
c) Causes of force majeure or situation of need.


The Council of Ministers has approved the extension of the limitation of travels until May 11th 18:00 h. from Brazil and South Africa due to the health crisis.

Next Steps (or) Actions Required

Based on the evolution of COVID-19 in Brazil and South Africa, the situation could be modified.

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

Irene Martin
Immigration Director
Santa Fe Relocation Southern Europe Cluster
D: +34 695 228 239
E: irene.martin@santaferelo.com

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