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Arrivals into Spain will have to go through three health checkpoints

Arrivals into Spain will have to go through three health checkpoints
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  • If the results of one or more of these checks is unsatisfactory, the individual will be examined by a doctor

Those coming into Spain's ports and airports from Sunday, when the country's borders reopen to visitors from most European countries, will first have to go through three health checkpoints, Health minister Salvador Illa announced on Friday.

The first includes filling in a form stating whether the individual has had coronavirus, as well as where to find them during their time in Spain; the second involves a temperature check; and the third is a visual inspection. If the results of one or more of these checks is unsatisfactory, the individual will be examined by a doctor.

All checks will be carried out by healthcare professionals, 600 of whom have been contracted to perform this function.

During the announcement at Moncloa Palace, Illa stressed that there would be a sufficient number of personnel to "subject each and every arrival" into Spain to these three checks.