Madrid will close its perimeter for 10 days between December 4 and 14. The measure has been adopted to stop the transmission of coronavirus into and out of the Spanish capital and its surrounding region over the long holiday weekend that lasts from December 5 until December 8.
"We want things to be as good as possible as we approach Christmas," the Madrid region's deputy health chief, Antonio Zapatero explained.
He said the decision had been taken "in the interest of prudence."
Zapatero said that the 12 midnight to 6 a.m. curfew currently in place in the region would remain in force, and gatherings will also remain limited to six people.
As we reported earlier, the government of Spain introduced a mandatory requirement for the tourists from ‘red zone’ countries to provide the results of the PCR tests during the entry to the country or pay a fine in case of their absence.
According to the order of the government, all people arriving from the high-risk countries should pass the test in 72 hours before the entrance to Spain. The results of the test should be provided during the arrival to the Spanish airport or seaport.