Spain extends covid passport for passengers from non-EU countries
The covid passport or a negative test will continue to be mandatory for passengers coming from non-EU countries. The Government has decided to extend this measure until November 15. Some experts question the usefulness of this measure and others, such as making the mask compulsory on public transport or in pharmacies. They believe that the good epidemiological data justifies its withdrawal.
Likewise, the Official State Gazette (BOE) states since last Tuesday that the temporary restriction of non-essential travel from third countries to the EU and associated Shengen countries for reasons of public order and health due to the COVID-19 health crisis is maintained.
The new wording states that “persons over the age of 12 years and provided with a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or a certificate of recovery or a certificate of negative diagnosis of such disease, recognized by the Ministry of Health for these purposes” can cross the border.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has assured in recent days that the end of the coronavirus pandemic is near. The Director General of the organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, pointed out that “we have never been in a better position”. He explained this at a press conference where he revealed that last week saw the lowest number of deaths from COVID-19 since March 2020.
“You can see the light at the end of the tunnel” as “the end is near,” the WHO enunciated calling for responsibility from all countries to avoid taking a step backwards and relaxing. “A person who runs marathons does not stop before reaching the finish line, but runs more and with all his energy. We are in an advantageous position and the end is near, but it is the worst time to stop running, but what we have to do is to run faster and make sure we cross the finish line,” the director pointed out.