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Airlines Updates

Published on 28.07.2020
Iberia cancels flights from Madrid to Zagreb, Zadar and Split this summer season

Published on 20.07.2020
Iberia Express August 2020 A321neo operations as of 17JUL20

Published on 06.07.2020
Vueling July – Oct 2020 new routes update as of 03UL20

06.07.2020 Iberia during the month of July 2020 gradually resumes European service, while additional frequency be added from mid-July 2020. As of 03JUL20, planned European service for July 2020 as follows. Various travel restrictions will impact the airline’s planned operation.

Ibiza – Nice eff 17JUL20 3 weekly
Madrid – Amsterdam eff 13JUL20 4 weekly
Madrid – Athens 4 weekly (7 weekly from week of 19JUL20)
Madrid – Bologna eff 17JUL20 3 weekly
Madrid – Bordeaux 9 weekly
Madrid – Brussels 5 weekly (7 weekly from 16JUL20)
Madrid – Dublin eff 13JUL20 3 weekly
Madrid – Dubrovnik 3 weekly (5 weekly from 20JUL20)
Madrid – Geneva 5 weekly (11 weekly from 17JUL20)
Madrid – Lisbon 7 weekly (11 weekly from 17JUL20)
Madrid – London Heathrow 11 weekly (14 weekly from 15JUL20)
Madrid – Lyon eff 16JUL20 3 weekly
Madrid – Marseille eff 17JUL20 3 weekly
Madrid – Milan 5 weekly (7 weekly from 15JUL20. Service to operate to/from Linate instead of Malpensa from 15JUL20)
Madrid – Munich 3 weekly (5 weekly from 16JUL20)
Madrid – Paris Orly 11 weekly (14 weekly from 15JUL20)
Madrid – Rome 5 weekly (7 weekly from 13JUL20)
Madrid – Stockholm Arlanda eff 07JUL20 1 weekly (3 weekly from 14JUL20)
Madrid – Toulouse eff 17JUL20 3 weekly
Madrid – Venice 3 weekly (7 weekly from 16JUL20)
Madrid – Zurich 3 weekly (7 weekly from 15JUL20)
Mahon – Munich 1 weekly
Malaga – Nice 3 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Nice 3 weekly

06.07.2020 Air Europa later this month plans to resume Inter-continental service, initially operating with reduced frequencies on various routes. Between 15JUL20 and 31AUG20, planned operation as of 03JUL20 as follows. Various travel restrictions may impact the airline’s operation and passenger traffic rights.

Madrid – Asuncion eff 03AUG20 2 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Cancun eff 01AUG20 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Caracas eff 01AUG20 2 weekly A330-200
Madrid – Guayaquil – Quito 20JUL20 – 27JUL20 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Lima eff 31JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Marrakech eff 02AUG20 2 weekly 737-800
Madrid – Miami eff 01AUG20 2 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Montevideo eff 15JUL20 1 weekly 787-9 (2 weekly from 10AUG20)
Madrid – New York JFK eff 01AUG20 2 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Punta Cana eff 01AUG20 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Quito – Guayaquil – Madrid eff 03AUG20 2 weekly 787-8
Madrid – San Pedro Sula eff 05AUG20 1 weekly A330-200
Madrid – Santa Cruz eff 31JUL20 2 weekly 787-8 (3 weekly from 19AUG20)
Madrid – Santo Domingo eff 16JUL20 2 weekly 787-9 (3 weekly from 06AUG20)
Madrid – Sao Paulo Guarulhos eff 15JUL20 1 weekly 787-9 (2 weekly from 03AUG20)
Madrid – Tel Aviv eff 03AUG20 2 weekly 737-800
Madrid – Tunis eff 02AUG20 2 weekly 737-800

Air Europa starting this month gradually resumes European service, initially operating 17 routes for the month of July and August 2020, as of 03JUL20. Planned operation listed below remains subject to change.

Madrid – Alghero eff 19JUL20 1 weekly
Madrid – Amsterdam eff 15JUL20 10 weekly
Madrid – Athens eff 16JUL20 2 weekly
Madrid – Brussels eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Dusseldorf eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Frankfurt eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Lisbon eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – London Gatwick eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Milan Malpensa eff 15JUL20 1 daily (9 weekly from 01AUG20)
Madrid – Munich eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Paris Orly eff 15JUL20 9 weekly
Madrid – Porto eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Rome eff 15JUL20 8 weekly (9 weekly from 31JUL20)
Madrid – Venice eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Zurich eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Malaga – Paris CDG eff 01JUL20 2 daily
Palma Mallorca – Paris Orly eff 16JUL20 3 weekly (4 weekly from 25JUL20)

Published on 04.07.2020
Vueling resuming flights to Croatia from Spain and Italy

Published on 30.06.2020
Iberia will resume flights between Madrid, Santo Domingo from 3 July

Published on 19.06.2020
CanaryFly July 2020 operations as of 18JUN20

17.06.2020 Iberia recently filed preliminary long-haul operation for the month of July 2020, as the airline gradually restores regular operation. As of 16JUN20, planned long-haul service in July 2020 includes the following.

Further changes remain likely due to various travel restrictions.

Madrid – Bogota 2 weekly A340-600
Madrid – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Madrid – Chicago O’Hare 1 weekly A330 (4 weekly from 16JUL20)
Madrid – Havana 1 weekly A330
Madrid – New York JFK 2 weekly A330 (4 weekly from 18JUL20)
Madrid – Lima 2 weekly A340-600
Madrid – Mexico City 3 weekly A350-900XWB (5 weekly from 20JUL20)
Madrid – Miami 2 weekly A330 (4 weekly from 15JUL20)
Madrid – Montevideo 1 weekly A330 (2 weekly from 22JUL20)
Madrid – Panama City 1 weekly A330 (2 weekly from 20JUL20)
Madrid – Quito 3 weekly A340-600
Madrid – San Jose (Costa Rica) 1 weekly A350-900XWB (3 weekly from 17JUL20)
Madrid – Santiago de Chile 2 weekly A350-900XWB (5 weekly from 14JUL20)
Madrid – Santo Domingo 3 weekly A330 (4 weekly from 21JUL20)
Published on 10.06.2020

Binter Canarias revises planned new routes in 2H20

Evelop Airlines schedules Tenerife North operation in 3Q20

Vueling moves planned new Tenerife North routes (TFN-DKR; TFN-OPO) to August 2020

 

Published on 01.06.2020
Air Europa will resume flights from 22 June
Vueling June 2020 operations as of 31MAY20

Published on 30.05.2020
Iberia to resume short and medium haul routes on July 1

Published on 28.05.2020
Spain’s Iberia to Resume its Flights on July 1 After the Sector Already Loses Around €286 Billion Due to Pandemic
Spain’s Vueling Airlines is set to resume operations on 180 routes

Published on 26.05.2020
Ryanair Holdings PLC:
* PLANS TO OPERATE 40% OF ITS NORMAL JULY FLIGHT SCHEDULE AS SPAIN ANNOUNCED IT WOULD REMOVE TRAVEL AND VISITOR RESTRICTIONS FROM 1 JULY
* WILL BE OFFERING DAILY FLIGHTS FROM COUNTRIES ALL OVER NORTHERN EUROPE FROM 1 JULY

Published on 25.05.2020
Volotea outlines post-COVID 19 network expansion eff.12JUN20

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Open for travel from Spain
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter or transit Spain.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Nationals and residents of the European Union and Schengen Area member states, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, United Kingdom or the Vatican,
    • Passengers holding a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Area member state, provided they are travelling on their way to these countries,
    • Residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (South), New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China (provided the country has reciprocated this arrangement) or Morocco (provided the country has reciprocated this arrangement) with supporting documents, provided they have departed directly from their country of residence, have transited exclusively through these listed countries or have only carried out international airport transit in countries not listed,
    • Healthcare professionals, including health researchers and elderly care professionals,
    • Staff of diplomatic, consular, military missions, civil protection, humanitarian organisations or international organisations if they are travelling to exercise their duties,
    • Essential personnel such as crew members, humanitarian workers, or who work in freight transport,
    • Passengers travelling for documented reasons of force majeure, need or family emergency, provided holding supporting documents,
    • Highly skilled workers whose labour is necessary and can not be performed remotely, including participants of high-level sports competitions taking place in Spain,
    • Students studying in a Schengen Area member state with a residence permit or visa, provided they are travelling to countries in which they are studying in during or within 15 days prior to the academic year.​
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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 April 2020 to 21 June 2020

As of 13 April, opening of productive activities, even if non-essential. Confirmed some previous exceptions for movement are allowed (very in line with the Italian ones). The roads are open but will be closed if considered necessary. Public transport reduced by at least a 50%. Inland goods transport it is allowed max of two people traveling together when needed for the kind of goods to transport. It is allowed to open the garages for repairings as well as shops related to spare parts for vehicles. Autist people and other people who could worse their condition due to cofinment, are to be allowed to move always respecting the means to avoid contact. Updated on the BOE of 17 March. Updated with BOE of 20th March. Transport operations reduced a 70% for those not obliged for public contract. Commuting tranposrt services will be reduced 20% during peak hours and 50% the rest of the day. Updated with BOE of 24th of March 2020. The State of Alarm has been prolongued until the 12th of April, accoding to the BOE published on the 28th of March 2020. From the 26th of April, it is allowed for children not older than 14 to go for a walk, for a maximum time of 1 hour, with one of his/her parents and not farther away than 1 Km from their home. People can do sport and go out 1 hour per day, respecting the time frames allowed, depending on some slots (kids, sport, elderly). Small shops are to be open, respecting the rules of keeping distance and one person per time if possible. These shops have to be of less than 400 squared meters, and those shops inside malls are not allowed to reopen. Allowed gatherings of up to 10 people. State of Alarm extended until the 7th of June 00:00. Mobility depends on the region, some regions are in phase 2 and other in phase 3 from Monday the 8th of June 2020.

International movement restrictions: Banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 March 2020 to 21 June 2020

Only foreigner diplomats are allowed to move inside and outside of the country, if these movements are work related. Any kind of flight to/from Italy are prohibited since 00.00 of the 25th of March. Only governmental flights with non commercial reason and in a stop over are allowed but no passengers are allowed to enter or leave the plane under any circumstance. Only planes to repatriate Spanish citizens and just those allowed by the health inister will be allowed to land and in designated airports only. Updated according to BOE of 25th of March 2020. Only spanish citizens, spanish residents, other eu residents going to the residence, transborder workers, helth workers and foreigners with diplomatic and/or working for International Organizations are allowed to cross terrestrial borders. This does not apply to transport of goods. Updated from BOE of the 26th of March 2020 and will take effect as of 00:00 of the 27th of March 2020.The State of Alarm has been prolongued until the 12th of April, accoding to the BOE published on the 28th of March 2020. From the 00:00 of the 10th of April it is extended the prohibition of entering Spanish ports of any cruise, no matter the origin and it is forbidden for any regular liner between Italy and Spain who has boarded passengers at Italian ports according to the BOE of the 9th of April 2020. Measures have been extended until the 00.00 of the 15th of May 2020 according to BOE of the 21st of April 2020. Checks to be re-established in the borders up to the 25th of May. State of Alarm extended until the 7th of June 00:00. Until the end of June all people entering Spain will have to be in quarantine.

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Flight Restrictions

published 16.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 July 2020.
This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Spain;
– passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom;
– residents of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See), if arriving from the country of residence.;
– passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State;
– passengers traveling as students in Spain;
– merchant seamen;
– military personnel;
– immediate family members of a national of an EU Member State traveling together or traveling to join the national of an EU Member State;
– immediate family members of a British national traveling together or traveling to join the British national
2. A completed “Health Control Form” must be presented upon arrival.
3. Residency permits and “D” visas that expired between 14 December 2019 and 21 June 2020 are accepted for entry.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation-if coming from outside EU (country white list exempt).
There is no mandatory quarantine for travellers arived from the EU and white listed countries.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between to 21 June 2020

As of 13 April, opening of productive activities, even if non-essential. Closure of restaurants, bars, disco and non-essentail shops.The State of Alarm has been valid until the 12th of April, accoding to the BOE published on the 28th of March 2020. A further list of essential jobs have been published in order to stop all non-essential remaining production sectors, according to BOE (official publications office) as of the 1st of April 2020. All shops are little by little opening

Events stop: Banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 March 2020 to 21 June 2020

complete ban of public gatherings.The State of Alarm has been prolongued until the 12th of April, accoding to the BOE published on the 28th of March 2020. State of Alarm extended until the 7th of June 00:00.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 March 2020 to 21 June 2020

BOE (Boletin oficial del Estado) on 14 March. Applicable for 15 natural days. Updated on the BOE of 17 March. Updated with BOE of 20th March. The State of Alarm has been prolongued until the 12th of April, accoding to the BOE published on the 28th of March 2020. State of Alarm extended until the 7th of June 00:00

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Other

Other: closed/cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 March 2020 to 21 June 2020

Measures to help investigating the COVID vaccine, in support of the workers and delivery of gas, electricity and water cannot be suppended under any circumstance. Spain will encourage to work from home as much as possible. It supports as well people working on their own. It is encouraged to use digital means at all levels. People who have been fired are going to access unemployment subsidy even if not having worked for the minimum amount of time required to access the help

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  • Spain Germany advises against travel to virus-hit Spanish regions (Reuters, 28.07.2020). U.K. imposes quarantine for returning travelers from Spain (Reuters, 26.07.2020). Galicia (Lugo) and Catalonia (Segria) authorities impose restrictions following COVID-19 outbreaks (Reuters, 05.07.2020),

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: 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. From 1/7/20 all travellers must fill in a public health form, online at [https://www.spth.gob.es/], or use the free app SPAIN TRAVEL HEALTH (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present on arrival in Spain. Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the public health form at the destination airport or port. A transitional period until 31/7/20 has been established, in which international passengers who were unable to fill in the public health form online may present it on paper when they arrive in Spain. Additional information may be found at [https://www.spain.info/en/discover-spain/practical-information-tourists-covid-19-travel-spain/].
    **Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.
    **From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries, from 4 July: Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. The reciprocity principle is maintained for citizens of Algeria, China, and Morocco.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. Additional information may be found at [https://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/421175].

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are movement restrictions in Galicia and Segria county of Catalonia. The State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”), declared on 14 March in response to the coronavirus outbreak, ended on 21 June. Spain has now entered the ‘new normal’ phase of its de-escalation strategy. Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted. A small number of local outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. Consult the Ministry of Health map for information on their locations [https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/]. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. On 21 June, Spain entered the ‘new normal’ phase, which concludes the progressive 4-phase de-escalation plan and sees the return of cross-regional mobility. Protective protocols and safety measures remain in place and you should observe the guidelines set out by the Spanish Government at all times. You should also refer to regional authorities for any additional local measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key ‘new normal’ measures include: social distancing of 1.5-metres. obligatory use of face masks in public spaces. track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep passengers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. capacity restrictions in place at beaches such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    In general, the use of face masks is obligatory to anyone over the age of 6 years old in all public spaces in Spain, where it is not possible to maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres. However, the rules around the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, and in some parts of Spain may be mandatory even when social distancing is observed. You should refer to local authorities for information on face mask requirements where you are. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish) [https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/20/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-5142.pdf]. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    Land borders are open. Inter-regional travel is permitted. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.

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    30.07.2020
  • Spain Galicia (Lugo) and Catalonia (Segria) authorities impose restrictions following COVID-19 outbreaks (Reuters, 05.07.2020),
    The Spanish government is planning to reopen its borders with Morocco on Wednesday 1 July. (Morocco World News, 29.06.2020). International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Land borders are open. As of 21 June, 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. From 1 July, if you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill out and sign the Health Control Form associated with your trip, regardless of your nationality, age or any other consideration. This form must be completed by each of the passengers who will be responsible for ensuring that the information provided is true and accurate. In the event that the passenger is a minor or a dependent/disabled person, the form can be filled in by their tutor, who will be responsible for the veracity of the information provided.
    **Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.
    **From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries, from 4 July: Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. The reciprocity principle is maintained for citizens of Algeria, China, and Morocco.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are movement restrictions in Galicia and Segria county of Catalonia. The State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”), declared on 14 March in response to the coronavirus outbreak, ended on 21 June. Spain has now entered the ‘new normal’ phase of its de-escalation strategy. Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted. A small number of local outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. Consult the Ministry of Health map for information on their locations [https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/]. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. On 21 June, Spain entered the ‘new normal’ phase, which concludes the progressive 4-phase de-escalation plan and sees the return of cross-regional mobility. Protective protocols and safety measures remain in place and you should observe the guidelines set out by the Spanish Government at all times. You should also refer to regional authorities for any additional local measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key ‘new normal’ measures include: social distancing of 1.5-metres. obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep passengers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. capacity restrictions in place at beaches such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    In general, the use of face masks is obligatory to anyone over the age of 6 years old in all public spaces in Spain, where it is not possible to maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres. However, the rules around the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, and in some parts of Spain may be mandatory even when social distancing is observed. You should refer to local authorities for information on face mask requirements where you are. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish) [https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/20/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-5142.pdf]. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    Land borders are open. Inter-regional travel is permitted. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.

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    22.07.2020
  • Spain Galicia (Lugo) and Catalonia (Segria) authorities impose restrictions following COVID-19 outbreaks (Reuters, 05.07.2020),
    The Spanish government is planning to reopen its borders with Morocco on Wednesday 1 July. (Morocco World News, 29.06.2020). International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Land borders are open. As of 21 June, 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. From 1 July, if you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill out and sign the Health Control Form associated with your trip, regardless of your nationality, age or any other consideration. This form must be completed by each of the passengers who will be responsible for ensuring that the information provided is true and accurate. In the event that the passenger is a minor or a dependent/disabled person, the form can be filled in by their tutor, who will be responsible for the veracity of the information provided.
    **Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.
    **From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries, from 4 July: Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. The reciprocity principle is maintained for citizens of Algeria, China, and Morocco.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are movement restrictions in Galicia and Segria county of Catalonia. The State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”), declared on 14 March in response to the coronavirus outbreak, ended on 21 June. Spain has now entered the ‘new normal’ phase of its de-escalation strategy.Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted. A small number of local outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. Consult the Ministry of Health map for information on their locations [https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/]. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. On 21 June, Spain entered the ‘new normal’ phase, which concludes the progressive 4-phase de-escalation plan and sees the return of cross-regional mobility. Protective protocols and safety measures remain in place and you should observe the guidelines set out by the Spanish Government at all times. You should also refer to regional authorities for any additional local measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key ‘new normal’ measures include: social distancing of 1.5-metres. obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep passengers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. capacity restrictions in place at beaches such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    In general, the use of face masks is obligatory to anyone over the age of 6 years old in all public spaces in Spain, where it is not possible to maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres. However, the rules around the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, and in some parts of Spain may be mandatory even when social distancing is observed. You should refer to local authorities for information on face mask requirements where you are. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish) [https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/20/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-5142.pdf]. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    15.07.2020
  • Spain Galicia (Lugo) and Catalonia (Segria) authorities impose restrictions following COVID-19 outbreaks (Reuters, 05.07.2020),
    The Spanish government is planning to reopen its borders with Morocco on Wednesday 1 July. (Morocco World News, 29.06.2020). International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Internal border controls have been lifted on 21/6 for EU Member States and Schengen Associated States. There are no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements for people who are resident in the European Union, Schegen Associated countries, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican and San Marino.
    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.
    Border controls and travel restrictions for third-country nationals entering into Spain may apply. As of 4th July (Order INT/595/2020, 02/07), the residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay have been permitted to enter for short-term purposes, holding the necessary documents. Residents of Algeria, China and Morocco may enter Spain only in case of reciprocity measures by the respective countries.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    The State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”), declared on 14 March in response to the coronavirus outbreak, ended on 21 June. Spain has now entered the ‘new normal’ phase of its de-escalation strategy. Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted.
    A small number of local outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health [https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/] map for information on their locations. Land borders are open. Inter-regional travel is permitted. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed for non-compliance. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    Key ‘new normal’ measures include: social distancing of 1.5-metres; obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’); track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep passengers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes; abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19; capacity restrictions in place at beaches such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place; if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. In general, the use of face masks is obligatory to anyone over the age of 6 years old in all public spaces in Spain, where it is not possible to maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres.

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    08.07.2020
  • Spain Galicia (Lugo) and Catalonia (Segria) authorities impose restrictions following COVID-19 outbreaks (Reuters, 05.07.2020),
    The Spanish government is planning to reopen its borders with Morocco on Wednesday 1 July. (Morocco World News, 29.06.2020). International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Internal border controls have been lifted on 21/6 for EU Member States and Schengen Associated States. There are no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements for people who are resident in the European Union, Schegen Associated countries, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican and San Marino.
    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.
    Border controls and travel restrictions for third-country nationals entering into Spain may apply. As of 4th July (Order INT/595/2020, 02/07), the residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay have been permitted to enter for short-term purposes, holding the necessary documents. Residents of Algeria, China and Morocco may enter Spain only in case of reciprocity measures by the respective countries.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    The State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”) declared on March 14 in response to the coronavirus outbreak, ended on June 21 and Spain has now entered the ‘new normal’ phase of its de-escalation strategy. Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted. Land borders are open. Inter-regional travel is permitted. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. On June 21, Spain entered the ‘new normal’ phase, which concludes the progressive 4-phase de-escalation plan and sees the return of cross-regional mobility. Protective protocols and safety measures remain in place and you should observe the guidelines set out by the Spanish Government at all times. You should also refer to regional authorities for any additional local measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key ‘new normal’ measures include: social distancing of 1.5-metres.; obligatory use of face masks in public spaces. track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep passengers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    capacity restrictions in place at beaches such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    The use of face masks is obligatory to anyone over the age of 6 years old in all public spaces in Spain, where it is not possible to maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.

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    07.07.2020
  • Spain The Spanish government is planning to reopen its borders with Morocco on Wednesday 1 July. (Morocco World News, 29.06.2020). International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Internal border controls have been lifted on 21/6 for EU Member States and Schengen Associated States. There are no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements for people who are resident in the European Union, Schegen Associated countries, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican and San Marino.
    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”) declared on March 14 in response to the coronavirus outbreak, ended on June 21 and Spain has now entered the ‘new normal’ phase of its de-escalation strategy. Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted. Land borders are open. Inter-regional travel is permitted. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. On June 21, Spain entered the ‘new normal’ phase, which concludes the progressive 4-phase de-escalation plan and sees the return of cross-regional mobility. Protective protocols and safety measures remain in place and you should observe the guidelines set out by the Spanish Government at all times. You should also refer to regional authorities for any additional local measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key ‘new normal’ measures include: social distancing of 1.5-metres.; obligatory use of face masks in public spaces. track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep passengers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    capacity restrictions in place at beaches such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    The use of face masks is obligatory to anyone over the age of 6 years old in all public spaces in Spain, where it is not possible to maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.

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    03.07.2020
  • Spain The Spanish government is planning to reopen its borders with Morocco on Wednesday 1 July. (Morocco World News, 29.06.2020). International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Internal border controls have been lifted on 21/6 for EU Member States and Schengen Associated States. There are no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements for people who are resident in the European Union, Schegen Associated countries, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican and San Marino.
    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”) declared on March 14 in response to the coronavirus outbreak, ended on June 21 and Spain has now entered the ‘new normal’ phase of its de-escalation strategy. Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted. Land borders are open. Inter-regional travel is permitted. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. See ‘Use of face masks’ and ‘Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase’. On June 21, Spain entered the ‘new normal’ phase, which concludes the progressive 4-phase de-escalation plan and sees the return of cross-regional mobility. Protective protocols and safety measures remain in place and you should observe the guidelines set out by the Spanish Government at all times. You should also refer to regional authorities for any additional local measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    Key ‘new normal’ measures include: social distancing of 1.5-metres; obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).; track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep passengers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. The use of face masks is obligatory to anyone over the age of 6 years old in all public spaces in Spain, where it is not possible to maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. For details, please see here [https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/20/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-5142.pdf]. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between three and five years of age is recommended.

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    02.07.2020
  • Spain The Spanish government is planning to reopen its borders with Morocco on Wednesday 1 July. (Morocco World News, 29.06.2020). International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Internal border controls have been lifted on 21/6 for EU Member States and Schengen Associated States. There are no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements for people who are resident in the European Union, Schegen Associated countries, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican and San Marino.
    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Spain ended its three-month-long state of emergency on Sunday, June 21.Travel restrictions within the country have been lifted and bars and restaurants are reopening throughout the country. However, social distancing measures are to remain in place indefinitely.
    On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    01.07.2020
  • Spain The Spanish government is planning to reopen its borders with Morocco on Wednesday 1 July. (Morocco World News, 29.06.2020). International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020). Corvera airport in the Region of Murcia is ready to resume a normal calendar of services from July. (Murcia Today, 23.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Spain’s borders are now open to nearly all European Union countries as of Sunday, June 21. Travellers from UK will also be able to enter the country without undergoing quarantine on arrival.
    Portugal remains the lone exception to the reopening as people will be allowed to enter across its borders with Spain from July 1.
    Authorities in Spain have announced that travelers from outside the EU, UK, and Schengen Area will be permitted to enter the country from Tuesday, June 30. This does not apply to: nationals and residents of Spain; passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom; passengers returning via Spain to their place of residency in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, returning via Spain to their country of residence; immediate family members of a national of Spain traveling together or traveling to join the national of Spain; healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties; transport of goods personnel; diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties; people traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited; persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons; passengers traveling for work purposes duly documented if arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.

    A completed “Formulario de Salud Publica” must be presented upon arrival.
    Passengers can only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Bilbao (BIO), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca (MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Santander (SDR), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC). This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom and to humanitarian and medical flights.
    Residency permits and “D” visas that expired after 14 December 2019 are accepted for entry. These documents are valid 6 months after the state of alarm has ended.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Spain ended its three-month-long state of emergency on Sunday, June 21.Travel restrictions within the country have been lifted and bars and restaurants are reopening throughout the country. However, social distancing measures are to remain in place indefinitely.
    On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    29.06.2020
  • Spain Corvera airport in the Region of Murcia is ready to resume a normal calendar of services from July. (Murcia Today, 23.06.2020)
    Spain’s borders are now open to nearly all European Union countries as of Sunday, June 21. Travellers from UK will also be able to enter the country without undergoing quarantine on arrival.
    Portugal remains the lone exception to the reopening as people will be allowed to enter across its borders with Spain from July 1.
    Authorities in Spain have announced that travelers from outside the EU, UK, and Schengen Area will be permitted to enter the country from Tuesday, June 30.
    International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Passengers are not allowed to enter until 30 June 2020. This does not apply to: nationals and residents of Spain; passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom; passengers returning via Spain to their place of residency in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, returning via Spain to their country of residence; immediate family members of a national of Spain traveling together or traveling to join the national of Spain; healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties; transport of goods personnel; diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties; people traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited; persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons; passengers traveling for work purposes duly documented if arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.

    A completed “Formulario de Salud Publica” must be presented upon arrival.
    Passengers can only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Bilbao (BIO), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca (MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Santander (SDR), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC). This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom and to humanitarian and medical flights.
    Residency permits and “D” visas that expired after 14 December 2019 are accepted for entry. These documents are valid 6 months after the state of alarm has ended.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Spain ended its three-month-long state of emergency on Sunday, June 21.Travel restrictions within the country have been lifted and bars and restaurants are reopening throughout the country. However, social distancing measures are to remain in place indefinitely.

    On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

    Read more
    25.06.2020
  • Spain Spain’s borders are now open to nearly all European Union countries as of Sunday, June 21. Travellers from UK will also be able to enter the country without undergoing quarantine on arrival.
    Portugal remains the lone exception to the reopening as people will be allowed to enter across its borders with Spain from July 1.
    People traveling from outside of the EU and the Schengen area will, in theory, be able to visit Spain from Tuesday, June 30. (The Local, 23.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 30 June 2020.
    This does not apply to:
    – Nationals and residents of Spain;
    – Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom;
    – Passengers returning via Spain to their place of residency in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
    – Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, returning via Spain to their country of residence;
    – Immediate family members of a national of Spain traveling together or traveling to join the national of Spain;
    – Healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties;
    – Transport of goods personnel;
    – Diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties;
    – People traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited;
    – Persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons;
    – Passengers traveling for work purposes duly documented if arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
    3. A completed “Formulario de Salud Publica” must be presented upon arrival.
    4. Passengers can only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Bilbao (BIO), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca (MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Santander (SDR), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC).
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian and medical flights.
    5. Residency permits and “D” visas that expired after 14 December 2019 are accepted for entry. These documents are valid 6 months after the state of alarm has ended.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Effective May 15 through June 30, passengers arriving in Spain from other countries will be required to self-isolate at their home/place of accommodation for the 14 days immediately following their arrival. During this mandatory period following arrival in Spain, leaving home/accommodation will only be possile to shop for food, medications, or other basic necessities, to seek medical assistance, or in other very limited emergency circumstances.
    Parliament approved another extension of the ‘state of alarm’ until 21 June.This gives the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Countrywide restrictions on movement remain in force and residents have been asked to remain at home except to go to work, to buy food, medicines and other essentials, or in the event of emergencies. However infants under the age of 14 allowed out for one hour. The wearing of facemasks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. Hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) are closed. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions as follows. Each autonomous regional government will be able to modify restrictions depending on local realities and all dates remain approximate depending on the evolution of sanitary context. From 4 May, phase 0: appointment based services were allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlours. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland) – see below. From 11 May, phase 1: bars, terraces and restaurants will be able to reopen only to a third of their capacity in selected areas. Bookstores and museums will be allowed to operate to 40% of their capacity. Family members will be allowed to attend funerals. Small gatherings will be allowed for ‘healthy individuals, with no vulnerabilities and no underlying conditions’. Hotels may reopen past this time, with a limited guest number of a third of their capacity and without the use of common spaces. Religious places may also reopen under the same restrictions. Territories authorised to proceed in phase 1 are listed on the Ministry of Health website. From 25 May, phase 2, theatres, cinemas and other cultural locations will be open to a third of their capacity. Weddings may include family members and friends past this phase but no further details are available as of yet. From 8 June, phase 3, food and beverage commerce may open to 50% of their capacity and travel within one’s region of accommodation. Some restrictions have already been lifted for some non-essential workers who are not able to work from home (e.g. the construction sector), while some factories have also been permitted to resume operations.
    The authorities continue to recommend that citizens respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Further details will be made available closer to those dates. Inter-regional travel may be relaxed from 22 June. Universities will remain closed until September. Schools will reopen gradually, with some exceptions to accommodate small children of essential workers. On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    23.06.2020
  • Spain Spain’s borders are now open to nearly all European Union countries as of Sunday, June 21. Travellers from UK will also be able to enter the country without undergoing quarantine on arrival.
    Portugal remains the lone exception to the reopening as people will be allowed to enter across its borders with Spain from July 1.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Effective May 15 through June 30, passengers arriving in Spain from other countries will be required to self-isolate at their home/place of accommodation for the 14 days immediately following their arrival. During this mandatory period following arrival in Spain, leaving home/accommodation will only be possile to shop for food, medications, or other basic necessities, to seek medical assistance, or in other very limited emergency circumstances.
    Parliament approved another extension of the ‘state of alarm’ until 21 June.This gives the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Countrywide restrictions on movement remain in force and residents have been asked to remain at home except to go to work, to buy food, medicines and other essentials, or in the event of emergencies. However infants under the age of 14 allowed out for one hour. The wearing of facemasks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. Hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) are closed. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions as follows. Each autonomous regional government will be able to modify restrictions depending on local realities and all dates remain approximate depending on the evolution of sanitary context. From 4 May, phase 0: appointment based services were allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlours. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland) – see below. From 11 May, phase 1: bars, terraces and restaurants will be able to reopen only to a third of their capacity in selected areas. Bookstores and museums will be allowed to operate to 40% of their capacity. Family members will be allowed to attend funerals. Small gatherings will be allowed for ‘healthy individuals, with no vulnerabilities and no underlying conditions’. Hotels may reopen past this time, with a limited guest number of a third of their capacity and without the use of common spaces. Religious places may also reopen under the same restrictions. Territories authorised to proceed in phase 1 are listed on the Ministry of Health website. From 25 May, phase 2, theatres, cinemas and other cultural locations will be open to a third of their capacity. Weddings may include family members and friends past this phase but no further details are available as of yet. From 8 June, phase 3, food and beverage commerce may open to 50% of their capacity and travel within one’s region of accommodation. Some restrictions have already been lifted for some non-essential workers who are not able to work from home (e.g. the construction sector), while some factories have also been permitted to resume operations.
    The authorities continue to recommend that citizens respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Further details will be made available closer to those dates. Inter-regional travel may be relaxed from 22 June. Universities will remain closed until September. Schools will reopen gradually, with some exceptions to accommodate small children of essential workers. On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    22.06.2020
  • Spain Spain’s borders are now open to nearly all European Union countries as of Sunday, June 21. Portugal remains the lone exception to the reopening as people will be allowed to enter across its borders with Spain from July 1.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Effective May 15 through June 30, passengers arriving in Spain from other countries will be required to self-isolate at their home/place of accommodation for the 14 days immediately following their arrival. During this mandatory period following arrival in Spain, leaving home/accommodation will only be possile to shop for food, medications, or other basic necessities, to seek medical assistance, or in other very limited emergency circumstances.
    Parliament approved another extension of the ‘state of alarm’ until 21 June.This gives the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Countrywide restrictions on movement remain in force and residents have been asked to remain at home except to go to work, to buy food, medicines and other essentials, or in the event of emergencies. However infants under the age of 14 allowed out for one hour. The wearing of facemasks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. Hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) are closed. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions as follows. Each autonomous regional government will be able to modify restrictions depending on local realities and all dates remain approximate depending on the evolution of sanitary context. From 4 May, phase 0: appointment based services were allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlours. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland) – see below. From 11 May, phase 1: bars, terraces and restaurants will be able to reopen only to a third of their capacity in selected areas. Bookstores and museums will be allowed to operate to 40% of their capacity. Family members will be allowed to attend funerals. Small gatherings will be allowed for ‘healthy individuals, with no vulnerabilities and no underlying conditions’. Hotels may reopen past this time, with a limited guest number of a third of their capacity and without the use of common spaces. Religious places may also reopen under the same restrictions. Territories authorised to proceed in phase 1 are listed on the Ministry of Health website. From 25 May, phase 2, theatres, cinemas and other cultural locations will be open to a third of their capacity. Weddings may include family members and friends past this phase but no further details are available as of yet. From 8 June, phase 3, food and beverage commerce may open to 50% of their capacity and travel within one’s region of accommodation. Some restrictions have already been lifted for some non-essential workers who are not able to work from home (e.g. the construction sector), while some factories have also been permitted to resume operations.
    The authorities continue to recommend that citizens respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Further details will be made available closer to those dates. Inter-regional travel may be relaxed from 22 June. Universities will remain closed until September. Schools will reopen gradually, with some exceptions to accommodate small children of essential workers. On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    21.06.2020
  • Spain Spanish authorities announced that they will reopen its borders to countries from the EU Schengen area from Sunday, June 21, in the latest easing of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions. Portugal remains the lone exception to the reopening as people will be allowed to enter across its borders with Spain from July 1.

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 30 June 2020.
    This does not apply to:
    – Nationals and residents of Spain;
    – Passengers returning via Spain to their place of residency in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
    – Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, returning via Spain to their country of residence;
    – Residents of Germany arriving on specific flights from Germany to Ibiza (IBZ), Menorca (MAH) or Palma de Mallorca (PMI) for a minimum stay of 5 days. They must have a return ticket and have a hotel reservation confirmation.
    – Immediate family members of a national of Spain traveling together or traveling to join the national of Spain;
    – Healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties;
    – Transport of goods personnel;
    – Diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties;
    – People traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited;
    – Persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons;
    – Passengers traveling for work purposes duly documented if arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    This does not apply to:
    – Residents of Germany arriving on specific flights from Germany to Ibiza (IBZ), Menorca (MAH) or Palma de Mallorca (PMI) for a minimum stay of 5 days. They must have a return ticket and have a hotel reservation confirmation.
    – Transport of goods personnel.
    – Healthcare professionals in the performance of their duties if they have not been in contact with Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
    3. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival.
    4. Passengers can only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Bilbao (BIO), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca (MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Santander (SDR), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC).
    – This does not apply to emergency, humanitarian or medical flights and technical stops.
    5. Residency permits and “D” visas that expired after 14 December 2019 are accepted for entry. These documents are valid 6 months after the state of alarm has ended.
    Effective 21 June 2020:
    Passengers arriving from Schengen Member States are allowed to enter.
    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Effective May 15 through June 30, passengers arriving in Spain from other countries will be required to self-isolate at their home/place of accommodation for the 14 days immediately following their arrival. During this mandatory period following arrival in Spain, leaving home/accommodation will only be possile to shop for food, medications, or other basic necessities, to seek medical assistance, or in other very limited emergency circumstances.
    Parliament approved another extension of the ‘state of alarm’ until 21 June.This gives the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Countrywide restrictions on movement remain in force and residents have been asked to remain at home except to go to work, to buy food, medicines and other essentials, or in the event of emergencies. However infants under the age of 14 allowed out for one hour. The wearing of facemasks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. Hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) are closed. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions as follows. Each autonomous regional government will be able to modify restrictions depending on local realities and all dates remain approximate depending on the evolution of sanitary context. From 4 May, phase 0: appointment based services were allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlours. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland) – see below. From 11 May, phase 1: bars, terraces and restaurants will be able to reopen only to a third of their capacity in selected areas. Bookstores and museums will be allowed to operate to 40% of their capacity. Family members will be allowed to attend funerals. Small gatherings will be allowed for ‘healthy individuals, with no vulnerabilities and no underlying conditions’. Hotels may reopen past this time, with a limited guest number of a third of their capacity and without the use of common spaces. Religious places may also reopen under the same restrictions. Territories authorised to proceed in phase 1 are listed on the Ministry of Health website. From 25 May, phase 2, theatres, cinemas and other cultural locations will be open to a third of their capacity. Weddings may include family members and friends past this phase but no further details are available as of yet. From 8 June, phase 3, food and beverage commerce may open to 50% of their capacity and travel within one’s region of accommodation. Some restrictions have already been lifted for some non-essential workers who are not able to work from home (e.g. the construction sector), while some factories have also been permitted to resume operations.
    The authorities continue to recommend that citizens respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Further details will be made available closer to those dates. Inter-regional travel may be relaxed from 22 June. Universities will remain closed until September. Schools will reopen gradually, with some exceptions to accommodate small children of essential workers. On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    18.06.2020
  • Spain Spanish authorities announced that they will reopen its borders to countries from the EU Schengen area from Sunday, June 21, in the latest easing of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions. Portugal remains the lone exception to the reopening as people will be allowed to enter across its borders with Spain from July 1.

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain.
    This does not apply to:
    – Nationals and residents of Spain;
    – Passengers returning via Spain to their place of residency in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
    – Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, returning via Spain to their country of residence;
    – Residents of Germany arriving on specific flights from Germany to Ibiza (IBZ), Menorca (MAH) or Palma de Mallorca (PMI) for a minimum stay of 5 days. They must have a return ticket and have a hotel reservation confirmation.
    – Immediate family members of a national of Spain traveling together or traveling to join the national of Spain;
    – Healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties;
    – Transport of goods personnel;
    – Diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties;
    – People traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited;
    – Persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons;
    – Passengers traveling for work purposes duly documented if arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    This does not apply to:
    – Residents of Germany arriving on specific flights from Germany to Ibiza (IBZ), Menorca (MAH) or Palma de Mallorca (PMI) for a minimum stay of 5 days. They must have a return ticket and have a hotel reservation confirmation.
    – Transport of goods personnel.
    – Healthcare professionals in the performance of their duties if they have not been in contact with Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
    3. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival.
    4. Passengers can only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Bilbao (BIO), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca (MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Santander (SDR), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC).
    – This does not apply to emergency, humanitarian or medical flights and technical stops.
    5. Residency permits and “D” visas that expired after 14 December 2019 are accepted for entry. These documents are valid 6 months after the state of alarm has ended.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Effective May 15 through June 30, passengers arriving in Spain from other countries will be required to self-isolate at their home/place of accommodation for the 14 days immediately following their arrival. During this mandatory period following arrival in Spain, leaving home/accommodation will only be possile to shop for food, medications, or other basic necessities, to seek medical assistance, or in other very limited emergency circumstances.
    Parliament approved another extension of the ‘state of alarm’ until 21 June.This gives the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Countrywide restrictions on movement remain in force and residents have been asked to remain at home except to go to work, to buy food, medicines and other essentials, or in the event of emergencies. However infants under the age of 14 allowed out for one hour. The wearing of facemasks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. Hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) are closed. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions as follows. Each autonomous regional government will be able to modify restrictions depending on local realities and all dates remain approximate depending on the evolution of sanitary context. From 4 May, phase 0: appointment based services were allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlours. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland) – see below. From 11 May, phase 1: bars, terraces and restaurants will be able to reopen only to a third of their capacity in selected areas. Bookstores and museums will be allowed to operate to 40% of their capacity. Family members will be allowed to attend funerals. Small gatherings will be allowed for ‘healthy individuals, with no vulnerabilities and no underlying conditions’. Hotels may reopen past this time, with a limited guest number of a third of their capacity and without the use of common spaces. Religious places may also reopen under the same restrictions. Territories authorised to proceed in phase 1 are listed on the Ministry of Health website. From 25 May, phase 2, theatres, cinemas and other cultural locations will be open to a third of their capacity. Weddings may include family members and friends past this phase but no further details are available as of yet. From 8 June, phase 3, food and beverage commerce may open to 50% of their capacity and travel within one’s region of accommodation. Some restrictions have already been lifted for some non-essential workers who are not able to work from home (e.g. the construction sector), while some factories have also been permitted to resume operations.
    The authorities continue to recommend that citizens respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Further details will be made available closer to those dates. Inter-regional travel may be relaxed from 22 June. Universities will remain closed until September. Schools will reopen gradually, with some exceptions to accommodate small children of essential workers. On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    16.06.2020
  • Spain Spanish authorities announced that they will reopen its borders to countries from the EU Schengen area from Sunday, June 21, in the latest easing of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions. Portugal remains the lone exception to the reopening as people will be allowed to enter across its borders with Spain from July 1.

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain.
    This does not apply to:
    – Nationals and residents of Spain;
    – Passengers returning via Spain to their place of residency in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
    – Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, returning via Spain to their country of residence;
    – Immediate family members of a national of Spain traveling together or traveling to join the national of Spain;
    – Healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties;
    – Transport of goods personnel;
    – Diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties;
    – People traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited;
    – Persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons;
    – Passengers traveling for work purposes duly documented if arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
    2. Passengers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to transport of goods personnel.
    – This does not apply to healthcare professionals in the performance of their duties if they have not been in contact with Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
    3. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival.
    4. Passengers can only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Bilbao (BIO), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca(MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Santander (SDR), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC).
    – This does not apply to emergency, humanitarian or medical flights and technical stops.
    5. Residency permits and D visas that expired after 14 December 2019 are accepted for entry. These documents are valid 6 months after the state of alarm has ended.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Effective May 15 through June 30, passengers arriving in Spain from other countries will be required to self-isolate at their home/place of accommodation for the 14 days immediately following their arrival. During this mandatory period following arrival in Spain, leaving home/accommodation will only be possile to shop for food, medications, or other basic necessities, to seek medical assistance, or in other very limited emergency circumstances.
    Parliament approved another extension of the ‘state of alarm’ until 21 June.This gives the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Countrywide restrictions on movement remain in force and residents have been asked to remain at home except to go to work, to buy food, medicines and other essentials, or in the event of emergencies. However infants under the age of 14 allowed out for one hour. The wearing of facemasks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. Hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) are closed. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions as follows. Each autonomous regional government will be able to modify restrictions depending on local realities and all dates remain approximate depending on the evolution of sanitary context. From 4 May, phase 0: appointment based services were allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlours. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland) – see below. From 11 May, phase 1: bars, terraces and restaurants will be able to reopen only to a third of their capacity in selected areas. Bookstores and museums will be allowed to operate to 40% of their capacity. Family members will be allowed to attend funerals. Small gatherings will be allowed for ‘healthy individuals, with no vulnerabilities and no underlying conditions’. Hotels may reopen past this time, with a limited guest number of a third of their capacity and without the use of common spaces. Religious places may also reopen under the same restrictions. Territories authorised to proceed in phase 1 are listed on the Ministry of Health website. From 25 May, phase 2, theatres, cinemas and other cultural locations will be open to a third of their capacity. Weddings may include family members and friends past this phase but no further details are available as of yet. From 8 June, phase 3, food and beverage commerce may open to 50% of their capacity and travel within one’s region of accommodation. Some restrictions have already been lifted for some non-essential workers who are not able to work from home (e.g. the construction sector), while some factories have also been permitted to resume operations.
    The authorities continue to recommend that citizens respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Further details will be made available closer to those dates. Inter-regional travel may be relaxed from 22 June. Universities will remain closed until September. Schools will reopen gradually, with some exceptions to accommodate small children of essential workers. On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    15.06.2020
  • Spain Spanish government to reopen land borders with France and Portugal on 1 July (CanIndia, 05.06.2020). Government extends state of emergency until 21 June (Reuters, 03.06.2020). Government will lift quarantine for foreign tourists from 1 July (Reuters, 25.05.2020).

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain.
    This does not apply to:
    – Nationals and residents of Spain;
    – Passengers returning via Spain to their place of residency in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
    – Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, returning via Spain to their country of residence;
    – Immediate family members of a national of Spain traveling together or traveling to join the national of Spain;
    – Healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties;
    – Transport of goods personnel;
    – Diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties;
    – People traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited;
    – Persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons;
    – Passengers traveling for work purposes duly documented if arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
    2. Passengers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to transport of goods personnel.
    – This does not apply to healthcare professionals in the performance of their duties if they have not been in contact with Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
    3. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival.
    4. Passengers can only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Bilbao (BIO), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca(MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Santander (SDR), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC).
    – This does not apply to emergency, humanitarian or medical flights and technical stops.
    5. Residency permits and D visas that expired after 14 December 2019 are accepted for entry. These documents are valid 6 months after the state of alarm has ended.

    Internal restrictions:

    Parliament approved another extension of the ‘state of alarm’ until 21 June.This gives the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Countrywide restrictions on movement remain in force and residents have been asked to remain at home except to go to work, to buy food, medicines and other essentials, or in the event of emergencies. However infants under the age of 14 allowed out for one hour. The wearing of facemasks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. Hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) are closed. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions as follows. Each autonomous regional government will be able to modify restrictions depending on local realities and all dates remain approximate depending on the evolution of sanitary context. From 4 May, phase 0: appointment based services were allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlours. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland) – see below. From 11 May, phase 1: bars, terraces and restaurants will be able to reopen only to a third of their capacity in selected areas. Bookstores and museums will be allowed to operate to 40% of their capacity. Family members will be allowed to attend funerals. Small gatherings will be allowed for ‘healthy individuals, with no vulnerabilities and no underlying conditions’. Hotels may reopen past this time, with a limited guest number of a third of their capacity and without the use of common spaces. Religious places may also reopen under the same restrictions. Territories authorised to proceed in phase 1 are listed on the Ministry of Health website. From 25 May, phase 2, theatres, cinemas and other cultural locations will be open to a third of their capacity. Weddings may include family members and friends past this phase but no further details are available as of yet. From 8 June, phase 3, food and beverage commerce may open to 50% of their capacity and travel within one’s region of accommodation. Some restrictions have already been lifted for some non-essential workers who are not able to work from home (e.g. the construction sector), while some factories have also been permitted to resume operations.
    The authorities continue to recommend that citizens respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Further details will be made available closer to those dates. Inter-regional travel may be relaxed from 22 June. Universities will remain closed until September. Schools will reopen gradually, with some exceptions to accommodate small children of essential workers. On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    08.06.2020
  • Spain Spanish government to reopen land borders with France and Portugal from 22 June (Reuters, 04.06.2020). Government extends state of emergency until 21 June (Reuters, 03.06.2020). Government will lift quarantine for foreign tourists from 1 July (Reuters, 25.05.2020).

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain.
    This does not apply to:
    – Nationals and residents of Spain;
    – Passengers returning via Spain to their place of residency in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
    – Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, returning via Spain to their country of residence;
    – Immediate family members of a national of Spain traveling together or traveling to join the national of Spain;
    – Healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties;
    – Transport of goods personnel;
    – Diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties;
    – People traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited;
    – Persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons;
    – Passengers traveling for work purposes duly documented if arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
    2. Passengers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to transport of goods personnel.
    – This does not apply to healthcare professionals in the performance of their duties if they have not been in contact with Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
    3. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival.
    4. Passengers can only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca(MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC).
    – This does not apply to emergency, humanitarian or medical flights and technical stops.
    5. Residency permits and D visas that expired after 14 December 2019 are accepted for entry. These documents are valid 6 months after the state of alarm has ended.

    Internal restrictions:

    Parliament approved another extension of the ‘state of alarm’ until 7 June. This gives the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Countrywide restrictions on movement remain in force and residents have been asked to remain at home except to go to work, to buy food, medicines and other essentials, or in the event of emergencies. However infants under the age of 14 allowed out for one hour. The wearing of facemasks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. Hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) are closed. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions as follows. Each autonomous regional government will be able to modify restrictions depending on local realities and all dates remain approximate depending on the evolution of sanitary context. From 4 May, phase 0: appointment based services were allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlours. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland) – see below. From 11 May, phase 1: bars, terraces and restaurants will be able to reopen only to a third of their capacity in selected areas. Bookstores and museums will be allowed to operate to 40% of their capacity. Family members will be allowed to attend funerals. Small gatherings will be allowed for ‘healthy individuals, with no vulnerabilities and no underlying conditions’. Hotels may reopen past this time, with a limited guest number of a third of their capacity and without the use of common spaces. Religious places may also reopen under the same restrictions. Territories authorised to proceed in phase 1 are listed on the Ministry of Health website. From 25 May, phase 2, theatres, cinemas and other cultural locations will be open to a third of their capacity. Weddings may include family members and friends past this phase but no further details are available as of yet. From 8 June, phase 3, food and beverage commerce may open to 50% of their capacity and travel within one’s region of accommodation. Some restrictions have already been lifted for some non-essential workers who are not able to work from home (e.g. the construction sector), while some factories have also been permitted to resume operations.
    The authorities continue to recommend that citizens respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Further details will be made available closer to those dates. Inter-regional travel may be relaxed from 22 June. Universities will remain closed until September. Schools will reopen gradually, with some exceptions to accommodate small children of essential workers. On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    01.06.2020
  • Spain Government will lift quarantine for foreign tourists from 1 July (Reuters, 25.05.2020). Government will reopen to international travellers from July. (Reuters, 23.05.2020) Spain lifts direct ban on flights from Italy (Reuters, 18.05.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain.
    This does not apply to:
    – Nationals and residents of Spain;
    – Passengers returning via Spain to their place of residency in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
    – Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, returning via Spain to their country of residence;
    – Immediate family members of a national of Spain traveling together or traveling to join the national of Spain;
    – Healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties;
    – Transport of goods personnel;
    – Diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties;
    – People traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited;
    – Persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons;
    – Passengers traveling for work purposes duly documented if arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
    2. Passengers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to transport of goods personnel.
    – This does not apply to healthcare professionals in the performance of their duties if they have not been in contact with Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
    3. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival.
    4. Passengers can only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca(MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC).
    – This does not apply to emergency, humanitarian or medical flights and technical stops.
    5. Residency permits and D visas that expired after 14 December 2019 are accepted for entry. These documents are valid 6 months after the state of alarm has ended.

    Internal restrictions:

    Parliament approved another extension of the ‘state of alarm’ until 7 June. This gives the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Countrywide restrictions on movement remain in force and residents have been asked to remain at home except to go to work, to buy food, medicines and other essentials, or in the event of emergencies. However infants under the age of 14 allowed out for one hour. The wearing of facemasks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. Hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) are closed. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions as follows. Each autonomous regional government will be able to modify restrictions depending on local realities and all dates remain approximate depending on the evolution of sanitary context. From 4 May, phase 0: appointment based services were allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlours. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland) – see below. From 11 May, phase 1: bars, terraces and restaurants will be able to reopen only to a third of their capacity in selected areas. Bookstores and museums will be allowed to operate to 40% of their capacity. Family members will be allowed to attend funerals. Small gatherings will be allowed for ‘healthy individuals, with no vulnerabilities and no underlying conditions’. Hotels may reopen past this time, with a limited guest number of a third of their capacity and without the use of common spaces. Religious places may also reopen under the same restrictions. Territories authorised to proceed in phase 1 are listed on the Ministry of Health website. From 25 May, phase 2, theatres, cinemas and other cultural locations will be open to a third of their capacity. Weddings may include family members and friends past this phase but no further details are available as of yet. From 8 June, phase 3, food and beverage commerce may open to 50% of their capacity and travel within one’s region of accommodation. Some restrictions have already been lifted for some non-essential workers who are not able to work from home (e.g. the construction sector), while some factories have also been permitted to resume operations.
    The authorities continue to recommend that citizens respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Further details will be made available closer to those dates. Inter-regional travel may be relaxed from 22 June. Universities will remain closed until September. Schools will reopen gradually, with some exceptions to accommodate small children of essential workers. On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    27.05.2020
  • Spain Government will lift quarantine for foreign tourists from 1 July (Reuters, 25.05.2020). Government will reopen to international travellers from July. (Reuters, 23.05.2020) Spain lifts direct ban on flights from Italy (Reuters, 18.05.2020) 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain. This does not apply to: – Nationals and residents of Spain; – Passengers returning via Spain to their place of residency in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; – Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, returning via Spain to their country of residence; – Immediate family members of a national of Spain traveling together or traveling to join the national of Spain; – Healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties; – Transport of goods personnel; – Diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties; – People traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited; – Persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons; – Passengers traveling for work purposes duly documented if arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland. 2. Passengers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. – This does not apply to transport of goods personnel. – This does not apply to healthcare professionals in the performance of their duties if they have not been in contact with Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. 3. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival. 4. Passengers can only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca(MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC). – This does not apply to emergency, humanitarian or medical flights and technical stops.

    Internal restrictions:

    Parliament approved another extension of the ‘state of alarm’ until 24 May. This gives the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Countrywide restrictions on movement remain in force and residents have been asked to remain at home except to go to work, to buy food, medicines and other essentials, or in the event of emergencies. However infants under the age of 14 allowed out for one hour. The wearing of facemasks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. Hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) are closed. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed. Relaxation of restrictions The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions as follows. Each autonomous regional government will be able to modify restrictions depending on local realities and all dates remain approximate depending on the evolution of sanitary context. From 4 May, phase 0: appointment based services were allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlours. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland) – see below. From 11 May, phase 1: bars, terraces and restaurants will be able to reopen only to a third of their capacity in selected areas. Bookstores and museums will be allowed to operate to 40% of their capacity. Family members will be allowed to attend funerals. Small gatherings will be allowed for ‘healthy individuals, with no vulnerabilities and no underlying conditions’. Hotels may reopen past this time, with a limited guest number of a third of their capacity and without the use of common spaces. Religious places may also reopen under the same restrictions. Territories authorised to proceed in phase 1 are listed on the Ministry of Health website.

    From 25 May, phase 2, theatres, cinemas and other cultural locations will be open to a third of their capacity. Weddings may include family members and friends past this phase but no further details are available as of yet. From 8 June, phase 3, food and beverage commerce may open to 50% of their capacity and travel within one’s region of accommodation. Some restrictions have already been lifted for some non-essential workers who are not able to work from home (e.g. the construction sector), while some factories have also been permitted to resume operations. The authorities continue to recommend that citizens respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Further details will be made available closer to those dates. Inter-regional travel may be relaxed from 22 June. Universities will remain closed until September. Schools will reopen gradually, with some exceptions to accommodate small children of essential workers. On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    26.05.2020
  • Spain Government will reopen to international travellers from July. (Reuters, 23.05.2020) Spain lifts direct ban on flights from Italy (Reuters, 18.05.2020) The Spanish government announced that five major airports would reopen to international traffic from Monday 18 May. These are airports in Tenerife, Alicante, Seville, Menorca, and Ibiza. Other airport open are: El Prat (BCN) in Barcelona, Gran Canaria (LPA) in the Canaries, Barajas (MAD) in Madrid, and Málaga-Costa del Sol (AGP) and Palma de Mallorca (PMI) in the Balearics. While these airports have been permitted to reopen, restrictions regarding who is allowed to fly will remain in place. Exceptions will be granted for cargo planes, ambulances, emergencies, and passengers who have special authorisation. Spain has reintroduced controls with other members of the Schengen area on its land, air and maritime borders.Entry to Spain is limited to Spanish citizens, permanent residents, cross border workers, health care and elderly care professionals, transport of goods personnel, diplomatic staff, nationals and residents of a European Union or a Schengen member state who go directly to their place of residence and essential workers such as seasonal agricultural workers and holders of long-term visas issued by a European Union or Schengen member state who travel to the country that issued the visa. From 15 May, anyone arriving from abroad will need to submit to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Those in quarantine will only be able to move to go to health centres, buy food, drugs or essential goods and will have to wear a mask. Gibraltar and Andorra border crossings and Spain’s North African exclave cities including Ceuta and Melilla are open. However cross-border travel is at the discretion of the border authorities and travellers are advised to contact local authorities for further information. Spanish authorities are planning to keep borders closed to most travellers from abroad until July. (Reuters, 13.05.2020)

    Internal restrictions:

    Government plans to extend state of emergency until 6 June. This gives the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Countrywide restrictions on movement remain in force and residents have been asked to remain at home except to go to work, to buy food, medicines and other essentials, or in the event of emergencies. However infants under the age of 14 allowed out for one hour. The wearing of face masks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. Hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) are closed. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed. Relaxation of restrictions The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions as follows. Each autonomous regional government will be able to modify restrictions depending on local realities and all dates remain approximate depending on the evolution of sanitary context. From 4 May, phase 0: appointment based services were allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlours. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland) – see below. From 11 May, phase 1: bars, terraces and restaurants will be able to reopen only to a third of their capacity in selected areas. Bookstores and museums will be allowed to operate to 40% of their capacity. Family members will be allowed to attend funerals. Small gatherings will be allowed for ‘healthy individuals, with no vulnerabilities and no underlying conditions’. Hotels may reopen past this time, with a limited guest number of a third of their capacity and without the use of common spaces. Religious places may also reopen under the same restrictions. Territories authorised to proceed in phase 1 are listed on the Ministry of Health website. From 25 May, phase 2, theatres, cinemas and other cultural locations will be open to a third of their capacity. Weddings may include family members and friends past this phase but no further details are available as of yet. From 8 June, phase 3, food and beverage commerce may open to 50% of their capacity and travel within one’s region of accommodation. Some restrictions have already been lifted for some non-essential workers who are not able to work from home (e.g. the construction sector), while some factories have also been permitted to resume operations. The authorities continue to recommend that citizens respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Further details will be made available closer to those dates. Inter-regional travel may be relaxed from 22 June. Universities will remain closed until September. Schools will reopen gradually, with some exceptions to accommodate small children of essential workers. On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    24.05.2020
  • Spain The Spanish government announced that five major airports would reopen to international traffic from Monday 18 May. These are airports in Tenerife, Alicante, Seville, Menorca, and Ibiza. Other airport open are: El Prat (BCN) in Barcelona, Gran Canaria (LPA) in the Canaries, Barajas (MAD) in Madrid, and Málaga-Costa del Sol (AGP) and Palma de Mallorca (PMI) in the Balearics. While these airports have been permitted to reopen, restrictions regarding who is allowed to fly will remain in place. Exceptions will be granted for cargo planes, ambulances, emergencies, and passengers who have special authorisation. Spain has reintroduced controls with other members of the Schengen area on its land, air and maritime borders.Entry to Spain is limited to Spanish citizens, permanent residents, cross border workers, health care and elderly care professionals, transport of goods personnel, diplomatic staff, nationals and residents of a European Union or a Schengen member state who go directly to their place of residence and essential workers such as seasonal agricultural workers and holders of long-term visas issued by a European Union or Schengen member state who travel to the country that issued the visa. From 15 May, anyone arriving from abroad will need to submit to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Those in quarantine will only be able to move to go to health centres, buy food, drugs or essential goods and will have to wear a mask. Gibraltar and Andorra border crossings and Spain’s North African exclave cities including Ceuta and Melilla are open. However cross-border travel is at the discretion of the border authorities and travellers are advised to contact local authorities for further information. Spanish authorities are planning to keep borders closed to most travellers from abroad until July. (Reuters, 13.05.2020)

    Internal restrictions:

    Government plans to extend state of emergency until end of June (Reuters, 16.05.2020). This gives the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Countrywide restrictions on movement remain in force and residents have been asked to remain at home except to go to work, to buy food, medicines and other essentials, or in the event of emergencies. However infants under the age of 14 allowed out for one hour. The wearing of face masks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. Hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) are closed. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed. Relaxation of restrictions The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions as follows. Each autonomous regional government will be able to modify restrictions depending on local realities and all dates remain approximate depending on the evolution of sanitary context. From 4 May, phase 0: appointment based services were allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlours. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland) – see below. From 11 May, phase 1: bars, terraces and restaurants will be able to reopen only to a third of their capacity in selected areas. Bookstores and museums will be allowed to operate to 40% of their capacity. Family members will be allowed to attend funerals. Small gatherings will be allowed for ‘healthy individuals, with no vulnerabilities and no underlying conditions’. Hotels may reopen past this time, with a limited guest number of a third of their capacity and without the use of common spaces. Religious places may also reopen under the same restrictions. Territories authorised to proceed in phase 1 are listed on the Ministry of Health website. From 25 May, phase 2, theatres, cinemas and other cultural locations will be open to a third of their capacity. Weddings may include family members and friends past this phase but no further details are available as of yet. From 8 June, phase 3, food and beverage commerce may open to 50% of their capacity and travel within one’s region of accommodation. Some restrictions have already been lifted for some non-essential workers who are not able to work from home (e.g. the construction sector), while some factories have also been permitted to resume operations. The authorities continue to recommend that citizens respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Further details will be made available closer to those dates. Inter-regional travel may be relaxed from 22 June. Universities will remain closed until September. Schools will reopen gradually, with some exceptions to accommodate small children of essential workers. On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    18.05.2020
  • Spain Spanish authorities are planning to keep borders closed to most travellers from abroad until July. (reuters, 13.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Spain has reintroduced controls with other members of the Schengen area on its land, air and maritime borders.Entry to Spain is limited to Spanish citizens, permanent residents, cross border workers, health care and elderly care professionals, transport of goods personnel, diplomatic staff, nationals and residents of a European Union or a Schengen member state who go directly to their place of residence and essential workers such as seasonal agricultural workers and holders of long-term visas issued by a European Union or Schengen member state who travel to the country that issued the visa. From 15 May, anyone arriving from abroad will need to submit to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Those in quarantine will only be able to move to go to health centres, buy food, drugs or essential goods and will have to wear a mask. Alicante-Elche Airport has ceased all commercial flight operations. Exceptions will be granted for cargo planes, ambulances, emergencies, and passengers who have special authorisation. Gibraltar and Andorra border crossings and Spain’s North African exclave cities including Ceuta and Melilla are open. However cross-border travel is at the discretion of the border authorities and travellers are advised to contact local authorities for further information.

    Internal restrictions:

    Parliament approved another extension of the ‘state of alarm’ until 24 May. This gives the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Countrywide restrictions on movement remain in force and residents have been asked to remain at home except to go to work, to buy food, medicines and other essentials, or in the event of emergencies. However infants under the age of 14 allowed out for one hour. The wearing of face masks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. Hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) are closed. The measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed. Relaxation of restrictions The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions as follows. Each autonomous regional government will be able to modify restrictions depending on local realities and all dates remain approximate depending on the evolution of sanitary context. From 4 May, phase 0: appointment based services were allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlours. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland) – see below. From 11 May, phase 1: bars, terraces and restaurants will be able to reopen only to a third of their capacity in selected areas. Bookstores and museums will be allowed to operate to 40% of their capacity. Family members will be allowed to attend funerals. Small gatherings will be allowed for ‘healthy individuals, with no vulnerabilities and no underlying conditions’. Hotels may reopen past this time, with a limited guest number of a third of their capacity and without the use of common spaces. Religious places may also reopen under the same restrictions. Territories authorised to proceed in phase 1 are listed on the Ministry of Health website. From 25 May, phase 2, theatres, cinemas and other cultural locations will be open to a third of their capacity. Weddings may include family members and friends past this phase but no further details are available as of yet. From 8 June, phase 3, food and beverage commerce may open to 50% of their capacity and travel within one’s region of accommodation. Some restrictions have already been lifted for some non-essential workers who are not able to work from home (e.g. the construction sector), while some factories have also been permitted to resume operations. The authorities continue to recommend that citizens respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Further details will be made available closer to those dates. Inter-regional travel may be relaxed from 22 June. Universities will remain closed until September. Schools will reopen gradually, with some exceptions to accommodate small children of essential workers. On 11 May, the national train operator Renfe began resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    16.05.2020
  • Spain The Spanish government announced that as of Friday, May 15, all incoming travelers, including Spanish citizens, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. (Garda World, 12.05.2020) Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain. This does not apply to: – Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden or Switzerland; – Nationals of Spain and their immediate family members; – Passengers travelling to their place of residency within the European Union and their immediate family members; – Passengers travelling to their place of residency in Andorra, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland; – Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, who go directly to their country of residence; – Healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties; – Diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties; – Transport of goods personnel; – People traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited; – Persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons. Effective 15 May 2020: 1. Passengers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. – This does not apply to transport of goods personnel. – This does not apply to healthcare professionals in the performance of their duties if they have not been in contact with patients of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 2. A completed Passenger Location card must be presented upon arrival. Border between Portugal and Spain will remain closed at least until 15 May (Portugal News, 17.04.2020). The border controls with neighboring countries France and Portugal will remain in place until at least May 10.

    Internal restrictions:

    A ‘state of emergency’ is in place until at least May 24 across the country, giving the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Across the country, people are allowed to move only for buying essentials, emergencies or work. All public transport services will be reduced. Several airlines have stopped flights to Spain. Masks will be compulsory on public transport from 4 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. As a precautionary measure, the wearing of face masks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. From 4 May, phase 0, appointment based services will be allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlors. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland). The lockdown has been relaxed in the municipality of Igualada (Catalonia Autonomous Region). Locals now have to respect countrywide restrictions and regulations only. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions from 11 May. From 11 May, the national train operator Renfe will begin resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm International SOS

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    13.05.2020
  • Spain The Spanish government announced that as of Friday, May 15, all incoming travelers, including Spanish citizens, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. (Garda World, 12.05.2020) Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain. This does not apply to: a) Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden or Switzerland; b) Nationals of Spain and their immediate family members; c) Passengers travelling to their place of residency within the European Union and their immediate family members; d) Passengers travelling to their place of residency in Andorra, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland; e) Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, who go directly to their country of residence; f) Healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties; g) Diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties; h) People traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited; i) Persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons.. Border between Portugal and Spain will remain closed at least until 15 May (Portugal News, 17.04.2020). The border controls with neighboring countries France and Portugal will remain in place until at least May 10.

    Internal restrictions:

    A ‘state of emergency’ is in place until at least May 24 across the country, giving the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures. Across the country, people are allowed to move only for buying essentials, emergencies or work. All public transport services will be reduced. Several airlines have stopped flights to Spain. Masks will be compulsory on public transport from 4 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The gradual relaxation of restrictions began from 4 May, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. As a precautionary measure, the wearing of face masks on public transport was made compulsory from 4 May. From 4 May, phase 0, appointment based services will be allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlors. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland). The lockdown has been relaxed in the municipality of Igualada (Catalonia Autonomous Region). Locals now have to respect countrywide restrictions and regulations only. The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions from 11 May. From 11 May, the national train operator Renfe will begin resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm International SOS

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    12.05.2020
  • Spain Government to begin gradual loosening of lockdown 11 May (AP, 08.05.2020)

    Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain.
    This does not apply to:
    a) Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden or Switzerland;
    b) Nationals of Spain and their immediate family members;
    c) Passengers travelling to their place of residency within the European Union and their immediate family members;
    d) Passengers travelling to their place of residency in Andorra, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland;
    e) Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, who go directly to their country of residence;
    f) Healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties;
    g) Diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties;
    h) People traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited;
    i) Persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons..

    Border between Portugal and Spain will remain closed at least until 15 May (Portugal News, 17.04.2020).
    The border controls with neighboring countries France and Portugal will remain in place until at least May 10.

    Internal restrictions:

    A ‘state of emergency’ is in place until at least May 24 across the country, giving the government emergency powers to impose limitations on movement and impose other extraordinary measures.
    Across the country, people are allowed to move only for buying essentials, emergencies or work. All public transport services will be reduced. Several airlines have stopped flights to Spain.
    Masks will be compulsory on public transport from 4 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The relaxation of restrictions will be gradual from 4 May and up to the month of June, starting with lifting minor restrictions on internal movement. Nevertheless, the wearing of face masks on public transport will be compulsory from 4 May.
    From 4 May, phase 0, appointment based services will be allowed to reopen such as hairdressers, dentists, beauty parlors. In the Canary and Balearic islands, phase 1 will start on 4 May unlike the rest of the country (mainland).
    The lockdown has been relaxed in the municipality of Igualada (Catalonia Autonomous Region). Locals now have to respect countrywide restrictions and regulations only.
    The government is planning to start gradually easing the restrictions from 11 May.
    From 11 May, the national train operator Renfe will begin resuming normal service to suburbs with increased frequencies to ensure social distancing measures and avoid overcrowding. The return to normal operations will be gradual in Madrid, Barcelona and the other ten cities where it operates.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://es.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain]
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