Finally Spain will not ask for Covid tests to those who travel by land between Spain and Portugal. Well, due to an error arising from a document from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism which specified that yes, it has unleashed certain problems between countries.
Apparently, the document explained that all people who come to Spain by land must carry a negative PCR test, a vaccination certificate or a certificate showing that the disease has been overcome.
Although it was specified that these rules applied to all people who came from outside, Portugal is a country that is exempt from such rules and for this reason it has surprised the Portuguese authorities. For this, the Government spokesperson, María Jesús Montero, has asked “apologies for the confusion.”
As a result, Portugal has shown its discomfort and has even threatened the same requirements for Spaniards who go to the country by land. Everything has been a misunderstanding, because according to various agencies, the Portuguese president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has commented that it is a problem of a “technical lapse”.
Thus, the Ministry of Health has made it clear that all land travel between Portugal and Spain do not have restrictions or regulations different from those that already existed until now.
This means that it will not be necessary to present PCR tests, or present the relevant vaccination certificate, so Spain will not request Covid tests from those who travel by land between Spain and Portugal.
In addition to Montero and Health, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, has also spoken about it, who stressed that this document will be corrected because this has been a mistake. He has even clarified that from now on the normal management of the common border between the two countries will return to normal, with permanent and harmonious coordination between the two governments.
The situation without circulation limitation whether you go to Portugal or if you come from the country to Spain is then the same as the one that was already established on May 1. Well, all these new requirements that Spain has now established are established for other countries but not for Portugal.
The proximity to the country means that the border is touching and that relations between the two countries are always very good.