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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the French authorities are introducing further restrictions. The prefect of the Hautes-Pyrénées region (High Pyrenees) decided to close the border with Spain.

From 22:00 today, according to a decree issued by the prefect of the Hautes-Pyréées region, crossing the Franco-Spanish border through the d’Aragnouet -Biels tunnel will not be allowed.

This tunnel is the meeting point of the Spanish A-138 road and the French D173. Vehicles and pedestrians will have to use border crossings in neighbouring regions (e.g. the Somport tunnel or the Vielha-Saint-Béat tunnel).

The decree does not provide for a tunnel opening date. The decision will depend on the course of the pandemic in both Spain and France.

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