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Airlines Updates

Published on 20.10.2020
Vueling Nov 2020 operations as of 18OCT20

Published on 19.10.2020
LEVEL Nov 2020 operations as of 18OCT20

Published on 16.10.2020
Binter revises Barcelona addition to Dec 2020

Published on 15.10.2020
Vueling adds Tenerife North – Porto route in Summer 2021

15.10.2020 Volotea in winter 2020/21 season is adding 10 additional routes, operating during Christmas and New Year period. Planned operation includes the following.

Asturias – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas17DEC20 – 09JAN21 2-3 weekly 717
Asturias – Granada 18DEC20 – 06JAN21 2-3 weekly 717
Asturias – Lanzarote 13DEC20 – 10JAN21 2-3 weekly 717
Barcelona – Verona 21DEC20 – 10JAN21 2 weekly A319
Granada – Bilbao 18DEC20 – 11JAN21 2-3 weekly 717
Lille – Perpignan 18DEC20 – 02JAN21 2-3 weekly A319
Nantes – Lille 18DEC20 – 04JAN21 2 weekly A319
Nantes – Perpignan 18DEC20 – 02JAN21 2 weekly A319
Paris CDG – Genoa 20DEC20 – 09JAN21 2 weekly A319
Toulouse – Luxembourg 19DEC20 – 04JAN21 2-3 weekly A319

Published on 14.10.2020
Volotea adds 10 new Holidays-only service in Dec 2020

06.10.2020
Iberia
in recent schedule update filed selected changes for Northern winter 2020/21 season, as the airline removed following routes between 25OCT20 and 27MAR21. Information listed below is as of 04OCT20, based on comparison to previously filed schedule in July and/or September.

Barcelona – Melilla
Gran Canaria – Las Palmas
Madrid – Algiers
Madrid – Athens
Madrid – Budapest
Madrid – Casablanca
Madrid – Florence
Madrid – Logrono
Madrid – Oran
Madrid – Oslo
Madrid – Prague
Madrid – Tangier
Madrid – Turin
Madrid – Zagreb
Vigo – Bilbao
Vigo – Valencia

01.10.2020 Air Europa during the month of November 2020 plans to operate following International routes, based on schedule listing as of 30SEP20. Planned operation for the period of 25OCT20 – 30NOV20 as follows.

Additional changes remain highly possible, due to various travel restrictions.

Madrid – Amsterdam 6 weekly 737-800
Madrid – Asuncion – Cordoba 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Bogota 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Brussels 5 weekly 737-800/E190
Madrid – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Caracas 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Dusseldorf 5 weekly E190
Madrid – Frankfurt 5 weekly 737-800
Madrid – Havana 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Lima 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Lisbon 5 weekly E190/737-800
Madrid – London Gatwick 6 weekly 737-800
Madrid – Medellin 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Milan Malpensa 6 weekly 737-800 (787-8 on 15NOV20)
Madrid – Montevideo 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Munich 5 weekly 737-800/E190
Madrid – Paris Orly 6 weekly 737-800 (787-8 on 15NOV20)
Madrid – Porto 5 weekly E190/737-800
Madrid – Quito – Guayaquil – Madrid 2 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Rome 6 weekly 737-800
Madrid – San Pedro Sula 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Santa Cruz 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Santo Domingo 3 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 2 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Zurich 5 weekly E190
Malaga – Paris CDG 21 weekly 737-800
Palma Mallorca – Paris Orly 2 weekly 737-800
Valencia – Paris CDG 14 weekly 737-800

16.09.2020 LEVEL in the GDS inventory update recently opened reservation for Barcelona – Buenos Aires Ezeiza route, as the airline schedules 8 round-trip flights between 16SEP20 and 24OCT20. From Barcelona, service departs on following dates (Buenos Aires departs the following day): 16SEP20 / 22SEP20 / 27SEP20 / 04OCT20 / 09OCT20 / 13OCT20 / 18OCT20 / 23OCT20.

Note reservation is currently not fully listed on LEVEL’s website, but available for reservation in the GDS under Iberia’s IB-coded flight numbers. As travel restrictions remain in effect, certain limitation on bookings may apply.

IB2601 BCN0130 – 1000EZE 332
IB2602 EZE1145 – 0525+1BCN 332

Service operates as IB2609/2610 on 16-17SEP20.

04.09.2020 Air Europa during the month of September 2020 schedules following Intercontinental service, based on OAG schedules as of 30AUG20. Planned operation as follows. Due to various travel restrictions, booking restriction may be applied on selected routes.

Madrid – Bogota 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Lima 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Medellin 1 weekly 787-8/-9
Madrid – Miami 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Montevideo 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – New York JFK 1 weekly 787-8/-9
Madrid – Quito – Guayaquil – Madrid 2 weekly 787-8
Madrid – San Pedro Sula 1 weekly A330-200
Madrid – Santa Cruz 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Santo Domingo 3 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 2 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Tel Aviv 1 weekly 737-800
Madrid – Tunis 2 weekly 737-800 (until 13SEP20)

Published on 03.09.2020
Iberia expands American Airlines codeshare Aug/Oct 2020

Published on 31.08.2020
LEVEL resumes Barcelona – New York service from Sep 2020

Published on 30.08.2020
TUI extends suspension of flights to mainland Spain, Balearic, Canary islands until 13 September; flights to Cyprus canceled through 4 September

Published on 24.08.2020
Iberia adds A350 Los Angeles / Tokyo service from late-March 2021

Published on 17.08.2020
Binter Canarias July / October 2020 network expansions

Published on 16.08.2020
TUI extends suspension of flights to Canary and Balearic Islands until 23 August; flights to mainland Spain canceled until 28 August

Published on 12.08.2020
Vueling reconnects Brussels with four destinations in Spain

11.08.2020 Vueling during the month of August 2020 schedules over 220 routes, based on OAG schedules as of 09AUG20. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation, with possible last minute modification.

Alicante – Amsterdam 3 weekly
Alicante – Astruias 1 weekly
Alicante – Bilbao 7 weekly
Alicante – Brussels 3 weekly
Alicante – Cardiff 2 weekly
Alicante – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas 2 weekly
Alicante – Ibiza 7 weekly
Alicante – Lanzarote 1 weekly
Alicante – Mahon 4 weekly
Alicante – Palma Mallorca 14 weekly
Alicante – Paris Orly 12 weekly
Alicante – Rome 1 weekly
Alicante – Tenerife North 3 weekly
Alicante – Zurich 1 weekly
Amsterdam – Florence 2 weekly
Amsterdam – Ibiza 2 weekly
Amsterdam – Malaga 4 weekly
Amsterdam – Palma Mallorca 2 weekly
Amsterdam – Rome 2 weekly
Amsterdam – Santiago de Compostela 1 weekly
Amsterdam – Valencia 2 weekly
Asturias – Lanzarote 1 weekly
Asturias – London Gatwick 1 weekly
Asturias – Malaga 2 weekly
Barcelona – A Coruna 14 weekly
Barcelona – Alghero 2 weekly
Barcelona – Alicante 10 weekly
Barcelona – Almeria 4 weekly
Barcelona – Amsterdam 14 weekly
Barcelona – Asturias 12 weekly
Barcelona – Athens 7 weekly
Barcelona – Banjul eff 22AUG20 1 weekly
Barcelona – Bari 3 weekly
Barcelona – Berlin Tegel 5 weekly
Barcelona – Bilbao 19 weekly
Barcelona – Birmingham 3 weekly
Barcelona – Bologna 4 weekly
Barcelona – Bordeaux 4 weekly
Barcelona – Brussels 7 weekly
Barcelona – Cagliari 2 weekly
Barcelona – Catania 4 weekly
Barcelona – Copenhagen 7 weekly
Barcelona – Dakar eff 22AUG20 1 weekly
Barcelona – Dublin 3 weekly
Barcelona – Dubrovnik 3 weekly
Barcelona – Dusseldorf 3 weekly
Barcelona – Faro 1 weekly
Barcelona – Florence 7 weekly
Barcelona – Fuerteventura 7 weekly
Barcelona – Geneva 4 weekly
Barcelona – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas 21 weekly
Barcelona – Granada 14 weekly
Barcelona – Hamburg 3 weekly
Barcelona – Ibiza 63 weekly
Barcelona – Jerez de la Frontera 4 weekly
Barcelona – Lanzarote 10 weekly
Barcelona – Lisbon 7-10 weekly
Barcelona – London Gatwick 16-18 weekly
Barcelona – Lyon 3 weekly
Barcelona – Madrid 14 weekly
Barcelona – Mahon 63 weekly
Barcelona – Malaga 26 weekly
Barcelona – Malta 3 weekly
Barcelona – Manchester 3 weekly
Barcelona – Marrakech eff 13AUG20 2 weekly
Barcelona – Marseille 4 weekly
Barcelona – Milan Malpensa 17 weekly
Barcelona – Munich 9-10 weekly
Barcelona – Mykonos 2 weekly
Barcelona – Nantes 7 weekly
Barcelona – Naples 7 weekly
Barcelona – Nice 7-10 weekly
Barcelona – Nuremberg 2 weekly
Barcelona – Olbia 3 weekly
Barcelona – Oslo 2 weekly
Barcelona – Palermo 3 weekly
Barcelona – Palma Mallorca 61-63 weekly
Barcelona – Paris Orly 37-40 weekly
Barcelona – Pisa 2 weekly
Barcelona – Porto 7 weekly
Barcelona – Prague 3 weekly
Barcelona – Reykjavik Keflavik 3 weekly
Barcelona – Rome 16 weekly
Barcelona – San Sebastian 6-7 weekly
Barcelona – Santa Cruz de la Palma 2 weekly
Barcelona – Santander 7 weekly
Barcelona – Santiago de Compostela 14 weekly
Barcelona – Seville 19-20 weekly
Barcelona – Split 4 weekly
Barcelona – Stockholm Arlanda 3 weekly
Barcelona – Stuttgart 3 weekly
Barcelona – Tangier eff 13AUG20 2 weekly
Barcelona – Tenerife North 21 weekly
Barcelona – Thira 2 weekly
Barcelona – Turin 2 weekly
Barcelona – Valencia 3 weekly
Barcelona – Valladolid 2 weekly
Barcelona – Venice 12 weekly
Barcelona – Vigo 7 weekly
Barcelona – Zagreb 1 weekly
Barcelona – Zurich 7 weekly
Bilbao – Fuerteventura 3 weekly
Bilbao – Granada 2 weekly
Bilbao – Ibiza 7 weekly
Bilbao – Lanzarote 5 weekly
Bilbao – Lisbon 1 weekly
Bilbao – London Gatwick 2 weekly
Bilbao – Mahon 10 weekly
Bilbao – Malaga 9 weekly
Bilbao – Milan Malpensa 2 weekly
Bilbao – Paris Orly 2 weekly
Florence – Catania 4 weekly
Florence – London Gatwick 3-4 weekly
Florence – Madrid 2 weelky
Florence – Munich 2 weekly
Florence – Palermo 4 weelky
Florence – Paris Orly 4 weekly
Florence – Vienna 1 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – A Coruna 1 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Asturias 1 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Bilbao 7 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Granada 2 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Malaga 11 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Paris Orly 2 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Seville 14 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Valencia 4 weekly
Ibiza – Granada 2 weekly
Ibiza – Lisbon 2 weekly
Ibiza – Madrid 21 weekly
Ibiza – Malaga 5 weekly
Ibiza – Milan Malpensa 7 weekly
Ibiza – Paris Orly 6 weekly
Ibiza – Rome 9-11 weekly
Ibiza – Santiago de Compostela 2 weekly
Ibiza – Seville 7 weekly
Ibiza – Valencia 7 weekly
Ibiza – Zaragoza 2 weekly
Mahon – Granada 2 weekly
Mahon – Madrid 14 weekly
Malaga – Brussels 3 weekly
Malaga – Cardiff 3 weekly
Malaga – Fuerteventura 2 weekly
Malaga – Lanzarote 2 weekly
Malaga – Lyon 1 weekly
Malaga – Mahon 2 weekly
Malaga – Marseille 1 weekly
Malaga – Nantes 2 weekly
Malaga – Palma Mallorca 11-13 weekly
Malaga – Paris Orly 7 weekly
Malaga – Rome 2 weekly
Malaga – Santiago de Compostela 3 weekly
Malaga – Tenerife North 11 weekly
Malaga – Zurich 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – A Coruna 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Asturias 5 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Bilbao 14 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Bordeaux 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Cardiff 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Granada 7 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Jerez de la Frontera 3 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Lisbon 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Lyon 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Marseille 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Munich 4 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Nantes 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Paris Orly 10 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Rome 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Santander 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Santiago de Compostela 4 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Seville 14 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Stuttgart 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Toulouse 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Valencia 17 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Zaragoza 5 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Zurich 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Copenhagen 1 weekly
Paris Orly – Fuerteventura 1 weekly
Paris Orly – Lanzarote 1 weekly
Paris Orly – Lisbon 5 weekly
Paris Orly – London Gatwick 4 weekly
Paris Orly – Mahon 1 weekly
Paris Orly – Milan Malpensa 8 weekly
Paris Orly – Porto 5 weekly
Paris Orly – Rome 14 weekly
Paris Orly – Santiago de Compostela 2 weekly
Paris Orly – Seville 7 weekly
Paris Orly – Tenerife South 1 weekly
Paris Orly – Valencia 7 weekly
Paris Orly – Venice 2 weekly
Rome – Corfu 1 weekly
Rome – Dubrovnik 2 weekly
Rome – Irakleion 1 weekly
Rome – Lampedusa 2 weekly
Rome – London Gatwick 5-7 weekly
Rome – Mahon 2 weekly
Rome – Mykonos 5 weekly
Rome – Preveza 1 weekly
Rome – Rhodes 1 weekly
Rome – Split 4 weekly
Rome – Thira 3 weekly
Rome – Valencia 2 weekly
Rome – Zakynthos 1-2 weekly
Santiago de Compostela – Fuerteventura 2 weekly
Santiago de Compostela – Lanzarote 1 weekly
Santiago de Compostela – Mahon 2 weekly
Santiago de Compostela – Tenerife North 6 weekly
Santiago de Compostela – Zurich 2 weekly
Seville – A Coruna 4 weekly
Seville – Asturias 3 weekly
Seville – Bilbao 9 weekly
Seville – Fuerteventura 3 weekly
Seville – Lanzarote 2 weekly
Seville – Valencia 3 weekly
Tenerife North – A Coruna 1 weekly
Tenerife North – Asturias 2 weekly
Tenerife North – Bilbao 9 weekly
Tenerife North – Granada 1 weekly
Tenerife North – Valencia 4 weekly
Tenerife North – Zaragoza 2 weekly
Valencia – A Coruna 1 weekly
Valencia – Bilbao 5 weekly
Valencia – Brussels 2 weekly
Valencia – Fuerteventura 1 weekly
Valencia – Lanzarote 1 weekly
Valencia – Lisbon 1 weekly
Valencia – Mahon 3 weekly

Iberia during the month of August 2020 plans to operate following European network, based on OAG schedules as of 09AUG20. Certain weeks may see frequency variation, while various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation.

Almeria – Melilla 5 weekly
Barcelona – Badajoz 3 weekly
Barcelona – Leon 2 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Alicante 5 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Asturias 4 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Leon 1 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Melilla 1 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Santiago de Compostela 3 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Valencia 3 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Valladolid 1 weekly
Granada – Melilla 5 weekly
Ibiza – Alicante 4 weekly
Ibiza – Asturias 1 weekly
Ibiza – Leon 1 weekly
Ibiza – Mahon 3 weekly
Ibiza – Malaga 2 weekly
Ibiza – Nice 3 weekly (until 17AUG20)
Ibiza – Palma Mallorca 26-29 weekly
Ibiza – Pamplona 1 weekly
Ibiza – Valencia 12 weekly
Ibiza – Valladolid 1 weekly
Madrid – A Coruna 14 weekly
Madrid – Alicante 7 weekly
Madrid – Almeria 7-11 weekly
Madrid – Asturias 14 weekly
Mahon – Asturias 2 weekly
Madrid – Athens 17 weekly
Madrid – Badajoz 5 weekly
Madrid – Barcelona 21-25 weekly
Madrid – Berlin Tegel 4 weekly
Madrid – Bilbao 14 weekly
Madrid – Bologna 7 weekly
Madrid – Bordeaux 9 weekly
Madrid – Brussels 14 weekly
Madrid – Dublin 2-4 weekly
Madrid – Dubrovnik 5-7 weekly
Madrid – Fuerteventura 18 weekly
Madrid – Geneva 17 weekly
Madrid – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas 31-36 weekly
Madrid – Granada 7 weekly
Madrid – Ibiza 21 weekly
Madrid – Jerez 10-14 weekly
Madrid – Lanzarote 18 weekly
Madrid – Lisbon 13 weekly
Madrid – London Heathrow 18-25 weekly
Madrid – Lyon 10-14 weekly
Madrid – Mahon 22 weekly
Madrid – Malaga 10-15 weekly
Madrid – Manchester eff 19AUG20 2 weekly
Madrid – Marseille 7-10 weekly
Madrid – Melilla 4 weekly
Madrid – Milan Linate 8-10 weekly
Madrid – Munich 5 weekly
Madrid – Palma Mallorca 41-44 weekly
Madrid – Pamplona 3 weekly
Madrid – Paris Orly 22-37 weekly
Madrid – Porto 7 weekly
Madrid – Prague 3 weekly
Madrid – Rome 8-11 weekly
Madrid – San Sebastian 7 weekly
Madrid – Santa Cruz de la Palma 10 weekly (11 weekly from 16AUG20)
Madrid – Santander 3 weekly
Madrid – Santiago de Compostela 20 weekly
Madrid – Seville 13-15 weekly
Madrid – Stockholm Arlanda 7 weekly
Madrid – Tenerife North 36 weekly
Madrid – Tenerife South 11 weekly
Madrid – Toulouse 9 weekly
Madrid – Valencia 8 weekly
Madrid – Venice 10 weekly
Madrid – Vigo 17 weekly
Madrid – Zurich 9 weekly
Mahon – Asturias 2 weekly
Mahon – Leon 1 weekly
Mahon – Munich 1 weekly
Mahon – Palma Mallorca 18-19 weekly
Mahon – Valencia 7 weekly
Malaga – Lanzarote 1 weekly
Malaga – Melilla 19 weekly
Malaga – Nice 3 weekly
Malaga – San Sebastian 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Almeria 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Leon 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Melilla 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Nice 3 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Pamplona 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – San Sebastian 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Valencia 7 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Valladolid 1 weekly
Seville – Almeria 4 weekly
Seville – Lanzarote 2 weekly
Seville – Melilla 2 weekly
Tenerife North – Alicante 3 weekly
Tenerife North – Asturias 3 weekly
Tenerife North – Santiago de Compostela 6 weekly
Tenerife North – Valencia 5 weekly
Tenerife North – Valladolid 2 weekly
Tenerife North – Vigo 2 weekly
Valencia – Bilbao 2 weekly
Valencia – Fuerteventura 1 weekly
Valencia – Lanzarote 2 weekly

11.08.20202 Volotea in the last few weeks revised planned new routes for summer 2020 season. Due to various issues, the airline has delayed planned service launch, including certain routes being postponed to summer 2021 season.

Latest adjustment as of 07AUG20 as follows.

Bari – Kefallinia eff 07JUL21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Bari – Split eff 07JUL21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Bilbao – Corvera eff 03JUL21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 13JUN20)
Cagliari – Athens eff 28MAY21 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Cagliari – Bilbao eff 29MAY21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Cagliari – Deauville eff 27APR21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 16JUN20)
Cagliari – Hannover eff 29MAY21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 13AUG20)
Irakleion – Genoa eff 07JUL21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Irakleion – Mykonos eff 28MAY21 2 weekly 717(Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Lyon – Bari eff 01APR21 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 15JUN20)
Lyon – Bilbao eff 02APR21 2 weekly 717 (A319/717 from 28MAY21; 1 flight operated in April 2020)
Lyon – Corfu eff 11APR21 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 14JUN20)
Lyon – Irakleion eff 10APR21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Lyon – Thira eff 14APR21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 17JUN20)
Madrid – Faro eff 30MAY21 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 14JUN20)
Marseille – Olbia eff 28MAY21 1 weekly 717 (A319 from 02JUL21; Previous plan: 12JUN20 – 02OCT20)
Mykonos – Dubrovnik eff 29MAY21 2 weekly A319/717 (until 03OCT20; Previous plan: 13JUN20 – 03OCT20)
Mykonos – Irakleion eff 28MAY21 2 weekly 717 (Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Mykonos – Turin eff 07JUL21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 07JUL20)
Naples – Alicante eff 27MAR21 2 weekly A319 (3 flights operated in April 2020)
Nantes – Varna eff 27APR21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 16JUN20 – 29SEP20)
Olbia – Marseille eff 28MAY21 1 weekly 717 (A319 from 02JUL20; Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Palermo – Dubrovnik eff 07JUL21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Palma Mallorca – Strasbourg eff 28APR21 1 weekly A319(Previous plan: eff 17JUN20)
Toulouse – Hannover eff 18APR21 1 weekly A319 (1 flight operated in April 2020)
Toulouse – Madrid eff 16OCT20 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 03APR20)
Venice – Hannover eff 26MAR21 2 weekly 717 (2 flights operated in April 2020)
Venice – Kalamata eff 02JUN21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: eff 17JUN20)
Venice – Luxembourg eff 18DEC20 2 weekly 717 (3 flights operated in April 2020)
Verona – Preveza eff 07JUL21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Verona – Skiathos eff 06JUL21 1 weekly A319(Previous plan: 07JUL20 – 29SEP20)

Previously reported new routes (some with revised launch dates):
Alicante – Luxembourg eff 04APR20 2 weekly A319/717 (Resumed on 03JUL20)
Athens – Corfu 24JUL20 – 28AUG20 2 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 4 weekly from 03JUL20, 1 daily from 25JUL20)
Athens – Lyon eff 08JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 25JUL20, A319 from 02SEP20; Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Athens – Marseille eff 05AUG20 2 weekly 717/A319 (Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Athens – Split 08JUL20 – 22JUL20 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 2 weekly 717/A319 from 14JUN20)
Bastia – Lyon eff 02AUG20 4 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 4 weekly from 04JUL20, 1 daily 24JUL20 – 01SEP20)
Bastia – Paris Beauvais eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 01OCT20)
Bastia – Rennes eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 01OCT20)
Biarritz – Lille eff 06JUL20 2 weekly A319
Biarritz – Rennes eff 27JUL20 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 06JUL20)
Biarritz – Strasbourg eff 07SEP20 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 06JUL20)
Bilbao – Castellon eff 15AUG20 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 11JUL20)
Bilbao – Mahon eff 22JUL20 2 weekly 717 (Previous plan: eff 22JUL20)
Bilbao – Valencia eff 09JUL20 2 weekly 717 (4 weekly from 04SEP20)
Ibiza – Alicante eff 12JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 03SEP20, until 27SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 05JUL20)
Ibiza – Granada eff 03JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 27JUL20, until 28SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 03JUL20)
Ibiza – Santiago de Compostela eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 28SEP20)
Ibiza – Zaragoza eff 04JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 26SEP20)
Lamezia Terme – Trieste eff 06JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 03SEP20, until 28SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 06JUL20)
Lyon – Ajaccio eff 04JUL20 4 weekly A319 (1 daily 24JUL20 – 02SEP20)
Lyon – Caen eff 04SEP20 2 weekly A319/717 (1 flight operated in April 2020)
Lyon – Faro eff 16JUL20 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 15JUN20)
Lyon – Figari eff 04JUL20 4 weekly A319 (1 daily 24JUL20 – 03SEP20)
Lyon – Malaga eff 06JUL20 1 weekly 717(A319 from 07SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 12JUN20)
Mahon – Alicante eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 25SEP20)
Mahon – Granada eff 06JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 28SEP20)
Mahon – Malaga eff 06JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 27SEP20)
Mahon – Santiago de Compostela eff 05JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 27SEP20)
Mahon – Seville eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 25SEP20)
Mahon – Valencia eff 06JUL20 3 weekly 717 (until 28SEP20)
Marseille – Castellon Planned 1 weekly A319 from 16JUN20 cancelled
Montpellier – Figari eff 05JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 02OCT20)
Nantes – Barcelona eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319
Nantes – Nice eff 19JUN20 2 weekly A319
Nice – Brest eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319
Nice – Caen eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319
Olbia – Ancona eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319 (until 02OCT20; Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Olbia – Bologna eff 03JUL20 1 daily A319 (2 daily 24JUL20 – 31AUG20, 2 weekly from 06OCT20)
Olbia – Pescara eff 06JUL20 2 weekly A319 (until 28SEP20)
Olbia – Pisa eff 03JUL20 3 weekly A319/717 (Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Olbia – Trieste eff 06JUL20 2 weekly A319 (until 28SEP20)
Palermo – Trieste eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717
Palma Mallorca – Alicante eff 27JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 03SEP20, until 28SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 06JUL20)
Palma Mallorca – Deauville eff 08JUL20 1 weekly A319 (717 from 02SEP20; Previous plan: eff 17JUN20)
Palma Mallorca – Valencia Planned 2 weekly 717 from 04JUL20 cancelled
Palma Mallorca – Zaragoza eff 04JUL20 3 weekly 717 (until 28SEP20)
Perpignan – Lille eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319
Rennes – Ajaccio eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 30SEP20)
Rennes – Bastia eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 03OCT20)
Rennes – Figari eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 30SEP20)
Strasbourg – Barcelona eff 09OCT20 2 weekly A319
Toulouse – Dubrovnik eff 29JUL20 1 weekly A319 (until 26AUG20; Previous plan: 2 weekly from 04APR20)
Thessaloniki – Irakleion eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717 (Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Thessaloniki – Mykonos eff 04JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 03OCT20; Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Thessaloniki – Thira eff 05JUL20 2 weekly 717 (3 weekly from 02SEP20; Previous plan: 3 weekly eff 05JUL20)
Turin – Alghero eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A319
Turin – Catania eff 03JUL20 4 weekly A319 (1 daily from 25JUL20)
Turin – Lamezia Terme eff 19JUN20 2 weekly A319/717 (4 weekly 28JUL20 – 31AUG20; 3 flights operated in April 2020)
Verona – Preveza eff 08JUL20 1 weekly A319 (until 30SEP20)
Verona – Skiathos eff 07JUL20 1 weekly A319 (until 29SEP20)
10.08.2020 oneWorld member Iberia in recent inventory update filed changes to Intercontinental routes, for Northern winter 2020/21 season. Between 25OCT20 and 27MAR21, selected service is not available for reservation.

As of 0230GMT 08AUG20, inventory adjustments as follow. Additional changes will be filed in the next few weeks, including the removal of Airbus A340-600 aircraft.

Madrid – Algiers 3 of 7 weekly (4 from 09DEC20) open for reservation
Madrid – Bogota 4 of 7 weekly open for reservation until 29NOV20
Madrid – Boston 3 weekly not available for reservation until 30NOV20
Madrid – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 5 of 14 weekly (7 from 01DEC20) open for reservation
Madrid – Casablanca 1 of 2 daily open for reservation
Madrid – Chicago O’Hare 5 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Dakar 5 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Guayaquil 4 weekly not available for reservation until 27MAR21
Madrid – Havana 4 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Lima 5 of 7 weekly open for reservation until 30NOV20
Madrid – Marrakech 7 of 21 weekly (10 from 01JAN21) open for reservation
Madrid – Medellin 3 weekly cancelled until 31DEC20
Madrid – Mexico City 7 of 17 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Miami 7 of 12 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Montevideo 3 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – New York JFK 7 of 12-14 weekly (10 from 01DEC20) open for reservation
Madrid – Oran 2 weekly not available for reservation until 27MAR21
Madrid – Panama City 3 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Quito 3 of 7 weekly (4 from 04JAN21) open for reservation
Madrid – Rio de Janeiro Galeao 7 weekly not available for reservation until 30NOV20. 3 of 7 weekly open for reservation from 01DEC20
Madrid – San Jose (Costa Rica) 4 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Santiago de Chile 5 of 7 weekly open for reservation until 30NOV20
Madrid – Santo Domingo 5 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Sao Paulo 4 of 7 weekly (5 from 01DEC20) available for reservation
Madrid – Shanghai Pu Dong 3 weekly not available for reservation until 27MAR21 (most dates displaying Y2F1Z1 inventory in the GDS)
Madrid – Tangier 3 of 7 weekly (4 weekly from 01DEC20) open for reservation
Madrid – Tel Aviv 3 of 7 weekly (5 weekly from 01DEC20) open for reservation
Madrid – Tokyo Narita Reduce from 4 to 3 weekly
Published on 07.08.2020
CanaryFly August 2020 operations as of 06AUG20

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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Full Restrictions
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, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay or China (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 18.09.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– 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.
– This does not apply to students with proof of being enrolled in a course in a Schengen Member State. They must have a medical insurance and travel to the country where they study, at most 15 days before the start of the course.
– This does not apply to immediate family members of a national of an EU Member State traveling together or traveling to join the national of an EU Member State.
– This does not apply to immediate family members of a British national traveling together or traveling to join the British national.
– This does not apply to passengers who are unmarried partners of nationals of Spain. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by a consulate of Spain.

Passengers must complete an “FCS Health Control Form” at spth.gob.es. A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival.

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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.

It is mandatory for all passengers travelling to Spain to fill out and sign an online form 48 hours prior to travel, providing the Spanish Ministry of Health with contact information and details of any known history of exposure to COVID-19. You can do this on the Spain Travel Health website or downloadable app. On completion, you will be issued a personal and non-transferable QR code which you must show (electronically or hardcopy) at airport health controls on arrival. Temperature check. Undergo a visual health assessment.

All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

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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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Full Restrictions

  • Spain Latest News: Government announces new state of emergency, imposing local nighttime curfews and banning travel between regions (Reuters, 25.10.2020). German and British governments remove Canary Islands from travel warning list, end quarantine requirement (The Local, 23.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form
    , or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. *Find out more: Spain.info

    *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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas).
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. 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.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: 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 customers’ 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.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    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). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    26.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: German and British governments remove Canary Islands from travel warning list, end quarantine requirement (The Local, 23.10.2020). Madrid, other areas consider nighttime curfew to slow spread of COVID-19; Aragon and La Rioja announce new travel restrictions (El Pais,21.10.2020) Government declares state of emergency in Madrid for two weeks to reduce spread of COVID-19 (AP, 09.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form
    , or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. *Find out more: Spain.info

    *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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    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 number of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health map
    for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    *Road travel: 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.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: 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 customers’ 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.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    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). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    23.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Government declares state of emergency in Madrid for two weeks to reduce spread of COVID-19 (AP, 09.10.2020). Authorities order Madrid to lock down, or government will impose state of emergency because of COVID-19 outbreaks (Reuters, 08.10.2020). Madrid, nine nearby towns to enter partial lockdown on 2 October (Reuters, 02.10.2020). Government orders partial lockdown in Madrid as COVID-19 cases rise (BBC, 01.10.2020). Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain: Some countries are imposing restrictions or quarantine periods on travellers arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form
    , or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. *Find out more: Spain.info

    *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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at www.spain.info.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    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 number of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health map
    for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    *Road travel: 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.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: 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 customers’ 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.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    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). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    20.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Government declares state of emergency in Madrid for two weeks to reduce spread of COVID-19 (AP, 09.10.2020). Authorities order Madrid to lock down, or government will impose state of emergency because of COVID-19 outbreaks (Reuters, 08.10.2020). Madrid, nine nearby towns to enter partial lockdown on 2 October (Reuters, 02.10.2020). Government orders partial lockdown in Madrid as COVID-19 cases rise (BBC, 01.10.2020). Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *Travel from the EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain: Some countries are imposing restrictions or quarantine periods on travellers arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. *Find out more: Spain.info
    .

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    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 number of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health map
    for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    *Road travel: 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.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: 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 customers’ 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.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    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). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    16.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Government declares state of emergency in Madrid for two weeks to reduce spread of COVID-19 (AP, 09.10.2020). Authorities order Madrid to lock down, or government will impose state of emergency because of COVID-19 outbreaks (Reuters, 08.10.2020). Madrid, nine nearby towns to enter partial lockdown on 2 October (Reuters, 02.10.2020). Government orders partial lockdown in Madrid as COVID-19 cases rise (BBC, 01.10.2020). Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain- Some countries are imposing restrictions or quarantine periods on travellers arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus. * Mandatory Travel Documentation- All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. *Find out more: here.

    Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    Third Country: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorizing 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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    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 number of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health map
    for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    *Road travel: 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.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: 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 customers’ 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.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    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). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    09.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Madrid, nine nearby towns to enter partial lockdown on 2 October (Reuters, 02.10.2020). Government orders partial lockdown in Madrid as COVID-19 cases rise (BBC, 01.10.2020). Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    From the EU: Travelling to Spain: Travelling from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.
    *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain: Some countries are imposing restrictions or quarantine periods on travellers arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers.
    Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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.
    Find out more here.

    *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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    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 number of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health map
    for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    *Road travel: 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.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: 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 customers’ 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.
    *Use of face masks:
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    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). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    07.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Madrid, nine nearby towns to enter partial lockdown on 2 October (Reuters, 02.10.2020). Government orders partial lockdown in Madrid as COVID-19 cases rise (BBC, 01.10.2020). Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    From the EU: Travelling to Spain- Travelling from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.
    All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain: Some countries are imposing restrictions or quarantine periods on travellers arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. Find out more here.

    *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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    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 number of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health map
    for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    *Road travel: 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.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: 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 customers’ 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.
    *Use of face masks:
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    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). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    02.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Government orders partial lockdown in Madrid as COVID-19 cases rise (BBC, 01.10.2020). Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    From the EU: Travelling to Spain- Travelling from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.
    All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain: Some countries are imposing restrictions or quarantine periods on travellers arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. Find out more here.

    *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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    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 number of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health map
    for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    *Road travel: 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.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: 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 customers’ 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.
    *Use of face masks:
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    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). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    01.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020). Government to impose lockdowns in some areas of Madrid because of increase in COVID-19 cases. (AP, 16.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    From the EU: Travelling to Spain- Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain-Certain countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus*Rules and Exceptions- All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Mandatory Travel Documentation- All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. Links to national sources- here.

    *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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    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 number of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health map
    for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    *Road travel: 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.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: 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 customers’ 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.
    *Use of face masks:
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    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). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    28.09.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020). Government to impose lockdowns in some areas of Madrid because of increase in COVID-19 cases. (AP, 16.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    Travel from EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain
    Certain countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus. *Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. Links to national sources: Spain.info.

    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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at Spain.info.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    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 number of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health map
    for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    *Road travel: 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.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: 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 customers’ 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.
    *Use of face masks:
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    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). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    24.09.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020). Government to impose lockdowns in some areas of Madrid because of increase in COVID-19 cases. (AP, 16.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    Travel from EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain
    Certain countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus. *Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. Links to national sources: Spain.info.

    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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at Spain.info.

    Internal Restrictions:
    You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents, and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. 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 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 map for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    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.
    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 customers’ 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.
    More details are available from the Ministry for Health website . While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    23.09.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020). Government to impose lockdowns in some areas of Madrid because of increase in COVID-19 cases. (AP, 16.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    Travel from EU: Travelling to Spain- Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain
    Certain countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus. *Rules and Exceptions- All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Mandatory Travel Documentation-All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. *Links to national sources Spain.info.

    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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Spain.info.

    Internal Restrictions:
    You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents, and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. 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 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 map for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    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.
    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 customers’ 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.
    More details are available from the Ministry for Health website . While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    22.09.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020). Government to impose lockdowns in some areas of Madrid because of increase in COVID-19 cases. (AP, 16.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    **Travelling from the EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain: Certain countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus. *Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. *: Links to national sources .

    **Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    **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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents, and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. 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 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 map for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    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.
    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 customers’ 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.
    More details are available from the Ministry for Health website . While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    21.09.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Government to impose lockdowns in some areas of Madrid because of increase in COVID-19 cases. (AP, 16.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    **Travelling from the EU: Travelling to Spain: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain: Certain countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus. *Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. *: Links to national sources .

    **Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    **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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents, and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. 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 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 map for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    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.
    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 customers’ 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.
    More details are available from the Ministry for Health website . While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    18.09.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Government to impose lockdowns in some areas of Madrid because of increase in COVID-19 cases. (AP, 16.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Certain countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus. **Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. ** Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form , or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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. Land borders are open.

    **Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    **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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents, and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. 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 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 map for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    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.
    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 customers’ 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.
    More details are available from the Ministry for Health website . While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    16.09.2020
  • Spain Hotel chains on Mallorca Island to begin closing down from 23 August following impact of COVID-19. (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 17.08.2020) U.K. imposes quarantine for returning travelers from Spain (Reuters, 26.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    ****From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Certain countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus. **Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. ** Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form , or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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.

    ***Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    ***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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at here.

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    Internal restrictions:

    You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents, and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. 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 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 map for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    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.
    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 customers’ 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.
    More details are available from the Ministry for Health website . While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    11.09.2020
  • Spain Hotel chains on Mallorca Island to begin closing down from 23 August following impact of COVID-19. (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 17.08.2020) U.K. imposes quarantine for returning travelers from Spain (Reuters, 26.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Certain countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at here **Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon 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.

    **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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at www.spain.infoAdditional information may be found at [www.spain.info].

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    Internal restrictions:

    You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents, and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. 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 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 map for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    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.
    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 customers’ 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.
    More details are available from the Ministry for Health website . While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    07.09.2020
  • Spain Hotel chains on Mallorca Island to begin closing down from 23 August following impact of COVID-19. (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 17.08.2020) 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: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Certain countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. You can consult this map [http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/es/SalaDePrensa/ElMinisterioInforma/PublishingImages/2020_03/2020_03%20MAPA%20CORONAVIRUS.png] (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus. [http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/es/SalaDePrensa/ElMinisterioInforma/Paginas/Noticias/20200311_MINISTERIO6.aspx] **Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form [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 upon 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.

    **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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at www.spain.infoAdditional information may be found at [www.spain.info].

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    Internal restrictions:

    You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents, and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. 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 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 map [https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/] for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    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.
    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 customers’ 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.
    More details are available from the Ministry for Health [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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    25.08.2020
  • Spain Hotel chains on Mallorca Island to begin closing down from 23 August following impact of COVID-19. (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 17.08.2020) 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: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain
    Certain countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. You can consult this map [http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/es/SalaDePrensa/ElMinisterioInforma/PublishingImages/2020_03/2020_03%20MAPA%20CORONAVIRUS.png] for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus [http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/es/SalaDePrensa/ElMinisterioInforma/Paginas/Noticias/20200311_MINISTERIO6.aspx] **Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form [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 upon 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.
    **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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at [www.spain.info].

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    Internal restrictions:

    You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents, and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. 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 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 map [https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/] for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    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.
    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 customers’ 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.
    More details are available from the Ministry for Health [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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    21.08.2020
  • Spain Hotel chains on Mallorca Island to begin closing down from 23 August following impact of COVID-19. (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 17.08.2020) 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: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain
    Certain countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. You can consult this map [http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/es/SalaDePrensa/ElMinisterioInforma/PublishingImages/2020_03/2020_03%20MAPA%20CORONAVIRUS.png] for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus [http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/es/SalaDePrensa/ElMinisterioInforma/Paginas/Noticias/20200311_MINISTERIO6.aspx] **Rules and Exceptions: All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form [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 upon 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.
    **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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at [www.spain.info].

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    Internal restrictions:

    You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents, and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. 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 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 map [https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/] for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities. One of those outbreaks has affected parts of Catalonia (namely parts of Barcelona metropolitan area, and the areas of La Noguera, El Segria and L’Alt Empordà), where local authorities have asked residents only to leave their accommodation for essential activities. Meetings of more than 10 people in public or private are prohibited, and the authorities have ordered the closures of nightclubs, gyms, and restrictions to the capacity and opening hours of bars and restaurants. These measures will be in place until further notice. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. 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 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.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. 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 [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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    20.08.2020
  • Spain Hotel chains on Mallorca Island to begin closing down from 23 August following impact of COVID-19. (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 17.08.2020) 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: TThe 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: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at [www.spain.info].

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    Internal restrictions:

    You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents, and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. 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 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 map [https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/] for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities. One of those outbreaks has affected parts of Catalonia (namely parts of Barcelona metropolitan area, and the areas of La Noguera, El Segria and L’Alt Empordà), where local authorities have asked residents only to leave their accommodation for essential activities. Meetings of more than 10 people in public or private are prohibited, and the authorities have ordered the closures of nightclubs, gyms, and restrictions to the capacity and opening hours of bars and restaurants. These measures will be in place until further notice. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. 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 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.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. 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 [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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    18.08.2020
  • 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.Additional information may be found at [www.spain.info].

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    Internal restrictions:

    From 4/7/20, the “Generalitat de Catalunya” has introduced some restrictions in the county of Segrià. In Galicia, some restrictions have been reintroduced in the district of A Marina in the province of Lugo. For the rest of the country restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted.A 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 map [https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/]. for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities. One of those outbreaks has affected parts of Catalonia (namely parts of Barcelona metropolitan area, and the areas of La Noguera, El Segria and L’Alt Empordà), where local authorities have asked residents only to leave their accommodation for essential activities. Meetings of more than 10 people in public or private are prohibited, and the authorities have ordered the closures of nightclubs, gyms, and restrictions to the capacity and opening hours of bars and restaurants. These measures will be in place until further notice. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it. 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.
    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.

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    07.08.2020
  • 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.Additional information may be found at [www.spain.info].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted.A 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 map [https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/]. for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities. One of those outbreaks has affected parts of Catalonia (namely parts of Barcelona metropolitan area, and the areas of La Noguera, El Segria and L’Alt Empordà), where local authorities have asked residents only to leave their accommodation for essential activities. Meetings of more than 10 people in public or private are prohibited, and the authorities have ordered the closures of nightclubs, gyms, and restrictions to the capacity and opening hours of bars and restaurants. These measures will be in place until further notice. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it. 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.
    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.

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    04.08.2020
  • 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.

    *****

    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.

    *****

    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).

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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 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).

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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:

    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).

    *****

    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)

    *****

    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.

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    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.

    *****

    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
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