Darías did not specify when the new request would take effect.
Spain made the announcement after Italy said it would require coronavirus testing for plane passengers from China. Health officials from the 27-member European Union on Thursday promised to continue talks to find a common approach but keep from imposing restrictions.
“There is a shared worldwide and national concern about the development of cases in China and it is difficult to make an accurate assessment of the COVID-19 situation with little information,” said Darías. what we have.”
Darías noted that China will lift travel restrictions from January 8, and there is likely to be a large increase in the number of people traveling abroad. She said the main concern was the possibility of new coronavirus variants and that it was important to act quickly.