Spanish authorities approve the reopening of some airports from May 18th.

The Spanish government announced on Saturday, May 16th, that five major airports would reopen from Monday, May 18th, in addition to the five airports announced on Friday, May 15th. Airports in Tenerife, Alicante, Seville, Menorca, and Ibiza will all reopen from May 18th in addition to El Prat in Barcelona, Gran Canaria in the Canaries, Barajas in Madrid, and Málaga-Costa del Sol and Palma de Mallorca in the Balearics. While the airports have been permitted to reopen to international traffic from Monday, restrictions regarding who is allowed to fly will remain in place.

All incoming travellers, including Spanish citizens, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days to limit the spread of COVID-19 from May 15th. Quarantined individuals will only be permitted to leave their homes for essential needs and health-related reasons. Freight drivers, air and ship crews, and healthcare professionals will be exempted from the quarantine.

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