At the Biriatou toll booth, on the Spanish border, the police check all the trucks and cars. Spain, which has just started a very cautious deconfinement, limits entries from Friday 15 May and imposes a quarantine of 14 days on people entering its territory, in order to avoid the import of new cases of coronavirus. For Didier, “it’s a European puzzle between France and Spain”. Coming from Anglet, with a friend, they must recover a vehicle at the Spanish pound. “The coronavirus is the big panic!”
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The decree will be in place at least until the end of the state of emergency on May 24. “It won’t be worse, it may avoid spreading the disease even more, I don’t mind”answers Mathias who works for a freight transport company. “I have a certificate from my client which allows me to cross the border every day”, he explains. “From the start, we continue to work normally. The transport of goods does not stop.”
Paris intends to apply to Spanish travelers quarantine measures, in reciprocity to those decided by Madrid and targeting any person coming from abroad, indicated on Thursday May 14 the Elysée. This quarantine will not apply to border workers or several other cases of travel between the two countries, said the Elysee.