21 June 2020 – Re-opening of borders with European Union and Schengen Area

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs, Health, Immigration
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Lifting of international travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: The national Foreign Health Service reinforced for the re-opening of borders with European Union and Schengen Area
The Foreign Health teams have been reinforced with a first contingent of 100 extra workers from auxiliary companies and other organisations that provide services in ports and airports. People arriving in Spain will be subject to primary controls. On the one hand, they must fill in a localisation form, known as a Passenger Location Card (PLC), which is already in use. This includes location details of the person as well as information as to whether they have suffered from COVID-19 and in what circumstances. This will be followed by a temperature control and finally a visual control. If any of these three controls are not passed, a doctor will examine the person who will be referred to the health services of the destination autonomous region.
In order to facilitate fluid transit through airports, the temperature control that has been performed on passengers on flights arriving from other countries is performed by thermal-imaging cameras. Furthermore, in the coming weeks, the location document, which to date has been filled in on the plane and handed in once the passenger arrives at the destination, will be digitalised.

Full details here: https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/gobierno/news/Paginas/2020/20200619foreign-health.aspx

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