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Spain - Covid-19 regulations:

Overview

Since 21st June, Spain has been operating under the 'new normal' and its regions have recovered all their powers.

Social distancing of 1.5 meters is still required, and masks must be worn in all public spaces including public transportation, even in situations when social distancing can be observed (with the exception of the Canary Islands where face masks are not compulsory in open spaces).

Since the number of new cases has increased in the past few days, as in most countries over the world, special measures have been announced in some regions such as Catalunya, regulating the closure of nighttime venues and limiting opening times for bars, restaurants, beach bars and games arcades.

The Canary Islands is the first region to cover expenses related to coronavirus for tourists.
It will pay the derived medical costs, health repatriations or, even, if necessary, the extension of quarantine stays. It covers both Spanish and foreign tourists on the condition that they did not previously know they had contracted Covid-19.

Sources:
administracion.gob.es
www.consilium.europa.eu
Last updated: 11th August 2020

National movement

Citizens can move freely throughout Spanish territory except for a number of villages in regions where there has been an increase in cases.

Cross-borders

As of 21/6/20, Spain has opened borders without quarantine requirements and travel restrictions for residents in the European Union, countries that are parties to the Schengen Agreement, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican City and San Marino.
As per the EU Council recommendation, from 1 July EU member states should start lifting the travel restrictions at the external borders for residents of the following third countries:
Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity
This list of third countries should be reviewed every two weeks and may be updated by the Council.
Since the number of new cases have increased in the last days, as in most countries over the world, certain countries require travelers from Spain to self-isolate for 14 days temporarily.

Airports

If you are going to travel, check with your airline before going to the airport and remember that the use of a mask is mandatory throughout the airport complex. Also try to keep the interpersonal distance.
Please note that entry to the airport terminal is prohibited for anyone who is not traveling.
Check with your airline for specific conditions on luggage allowed on board before going to the airport. Some airlines do not accept cabin baggage.
Passengers coming from abroad have to deliver the Sanitary Control Form at the airport to download before the trip on the website created by the Ministry of Health spth.gob.es or the mobile app, and pass temperature control.
No restrictions for flights from the European Union and the Schengen area.
As of July 1, the EU's external borders are gradually opened to flights from third countries.

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Public Transport

Facemasks are compulsory, and maximum capacity limits are in place.

Taxi

In taxis, the front seats must only be used by the driver, and passenger occupancy cannot exceed 2 pax. Facemasks are compulsory.

Guides / Assistants

Tourist activities with groups up to 20/25 pax are possible, but this number depends on each region's authorities. Attractions are introducing their own rules. Use of masks is compulsory, social distance 1.5 meters.

Coaches

Facemasks are compulsory, and maximum capacity 100%.

Rail / Cable Cars

Hygiene and disinfection measures on board are reinforced. Face masks are compulsory on any railway/cable car.

Travel with a mask is mandatory and disinfectant wipes will be distributed to travellers.

There is no on-board catering. No Press distribution on board. Headphones will not be distributed. The Club Rooms of the stations are closed.

Shops

Shops and shopping centres are open with capacity reductions. Use of masks is mandatory.

Restaurants

Cafes, restaurants and outdoor terraces can open with 75% capacity if social distance is guaranteed.
Since the number of new cases has increased in the last days, as in most countries over the world, most regions are regulating opening times and capacity limits in restaurants and bars.

Hotels

Hotels and tourist accommodation are open. Establishments must ensure that in common areas appropriate measures are taken to avoid crowds and ensure that clients and workers maintain a minimum interpersonal safety distance of 1.5 meters

Attractions

Most are open. Use of mask mandatory and social distance of 1.5/ 2 meter depending on their own protocols. Some of them have started to accept group visits with bookings and with some pax limitations.

Events

Cultural events have maximum capacity as per each regional authorities' decision.