Frontiers with Spain ‘to remain controlled till May 1’

Spanish authorities have today announced they will be extending frontier controls with Portugal until May 1. An order issued by the Spanish interior ministry has said: “the epidemiological situation in Spain and Portugal still advises the maintenance of preventative measures restricting mobility within the territory. Portugal’s interior ministry confirmed yesterday that frontier controls would persist, but did not give a date. Frontiers have been ‘controlled’ between Spain and Portugal since the end of January, allowing nationals and legalised foreigners resident in either country through in ‘exceptional and/ or essential cases’, meaning for work, family reunions, study, reasons of ‘force majeur’, or humanitarian.