04 July 2020 – Gradual reopening of external borders to 15 non-EU countries

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Police and Interior Affairs
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Lifting of international travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry for Home Affairs

Overview: Spain begins gradual reopening of external borders to 15 non-EU countries as recommended
The government has decided to gradually lift the restrictions on access to travellers via external borders to Spain to the residents of the 15 non-EU countries recommended by the Council of the European Union (EU) on 30 June. In the case of Morocco, Algeria and China, the reopening of borders is subject to these countries acting reciprocally by reopening their borders to residents in Spain.
The Council of the EU recommended on 30 June lifting the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel for residents in a list of non-EU countries considered to be safe: Algeria, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China.
In compliance with these recommendations, the government has analysed the necessary conditions for each of these countries to consider the normal movement of people between them viable and, once complied with, allow the entry and exit of travellers.
Thenceforth, borders will effectively be reopened for residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

Full details here: https://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2020-7140

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government, International – academic, International – government, European Union