Spain has joined neighbouring Portugal in banning UK arrivals due to the new strain of Covid-19.
Spain has now backtracked on its stance on Sunday when it stopped short of a ban on UK arrivals.
In a tweet, Spain’s ministry of foreign affairs said on Monday afternoon that it would suspend “from tomorrow” entry into Spanish territory of UK citizens, “except nationals or residents in our country”.
The Government of #Spain, together with #Portugal, will suspend from tomorrow the entry into the Spanish territory of citizens from the #UnitedKingdom, except nationals or residents in our country.— Spain MFA (@SpainMFA) December 21, 2020
Border control in #Gibraltar will also be strengthened. https://t.co/rgP9oSdAyC
The Spanish government said border controls at Gibraltar would also be “strengthened”.
The country joins more than 40 others in closing its doors to the UK during the Christmas break.