Government announces control of land borders with Spain

in News · 16-03-2020 16:57:00 · 13 Comments

The Government today announced the control of land borders with Spain, with nine crossing points exclusively for the transport of goods and workers who have to travel for professional reasons.

"Portugal and Spain are concluding the technical notes that will allow today to reintroduce land border controls, establishing exclusively nine crossing points", said the Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita, adding that all other passages will be absolutely banned " .

At a press conference in Lisbon, Eduardo Cabrita underlined that mechanisms will be established at the nine land crossing points that limit this passage “exclusively to goods and workers who have professional reasons for travelling to Spain or the neighbouring country to Portugal”.

The minister said that in these cases, in conjunction with the Spanish authorities, health control will be carried out at the border of those entering and leaving Portugal.

Eduardo Cabrita also announced that today a new press conference will be held to inform which nine border posts will be open and from what time these measures will take effect.

At the meeting, it was also decided that medical supplies, including ventilators, and personal protection kits be "managed on a European scale".


Comments:

I live permanently in the Algarve but I am a UK citizen with Portuguese residency and so we want to drive back from the UK to Portugal, is the border with Spain open so that we can pass through

By John Stuart Ringland from UK on 19-05-2020 12:32

As at 3rd April 2020 we have ticket for Santander ferry 4th May. Do we have to have documents to cross

By B Simson from UK on 03-04-2020 09:20

Can we cross the border from Portugal into Spain to catch the ferry at Bilbao in our Motorhome

By Mike Miller from Algarve on 23-03-2020 10:03

Good morning, can you please advise if travel through Spain and France is allowed to return to our residence in the UK.
Kind regards
Nick

By Nick from Algarve on 21-03-2020 10:07

Can I just as of today. Can my friend, who is a Irish Citizen with Portuguese resident. travel back through france and spain to his home in central Portugal?

He also has a work contract in central portugal to fulfil

thank you any inside helpful

By Maureen Armstrong from UK on 19-03-2020 05:54

Same question as the other people. Can I drive back the the UK through Spain & France to return home to the UK as it is my residency. A number of websites have indicated that UK Citizens would not be effected by the EU travel ban across their boarders? Thanks

By Bob from Algarve on 18-03-2020 08:14

Same question as the other people. Can I drive back the the UK through Spain & France to return home to the UK as it is my residency. A number of websites have indicated that UK Citizens would not be effected by the EU travel ban across their boarders? Thanks

By Bob from Algarve on 18-03-2020 06:59

I'm flying out of Lisboa to Heathrow, will I be able to fly from there to the USA?

By Eric McGrath from USA on 18-03-2020 05:59

Same question as the other people. Can I drive back the the UK through Spain & France to return home to the UK as it is my residency. A number of websites have indicated that UK Citizens would not be effected by the EU travel ban across their boarders? Thanks

By George Pollard from Algarve on 18-03-2020 09:05

How does this affect flights? Due to fly from Brazil -> home to Ireland via Portugal (just a 3hr layover), on 29/03, flight still hasn't been cancelled, but is Portugal accepting international flights still?

By Chris from Other on 17-03-2020 03:49

so does this mean if you are in Portugal and want to drive back to the UK you will be banned from crossing? or because you are only passing through with say a return ticket at Calais or Bilbao you will be allowed to pass through? thanks

By John from Algarve on 17-03-2020 02:12

Same question as Ned

so does this mean if you are in Portugal and want to drive back to the UK you will be banned from crossing? or because you are only passing through with say a return ticket at Calais or Bilbao you will be allowed to pass through? thanks

By Ian from Lisbon on 17-03-2020 10:58

so does this mean if you are in Portugal and want to drive back to the UK you will be banned from crossing? or because you are only passing through with say a return ticket at Calais or Bilbao you will be allowed to pass through? thanks

By ned from UK on 16-03-2020 08:46
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