The latest restrictions in Spain by region

by Deborah Cater
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Since the new corona wave, talks have been held again about introducing measures to prevent infections. These are the main measures and restrictions currently in place in the different Spanish regions.

Earlier this week, the Spanish government said it did not intend to reintroduce a nationwide lockdown or curfew. The ball is therefore in the court of the authorities of the autonomous regions. At the time of writing, restrictions or measures are in place in all Spanish regions to slow down further infections. The main limitations are listed below:

Andalucia

Over the past 14 days, Andalucia has averaged 223 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Nightlife closes at 02:00, except in Peal de Becerro (Jaén). This municipality has been closed perimeterally since 8 July and nightlife is completely closed. The catering industry in Andalucia is open as usual, but has to close its doors at 1 am. Catering establishments are not allowed to welcome new customers from 00.00.

Balearic Islands

Over the past 14 days, the Balearic Islands averaged 245 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The nightlife in Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Menorah is completely closed. Since June 24, the catering industry has to close at 2 a.m. Terraces are completely open, but a maximum of twelve people are allowed per table. Half the usual capacity is allowed inside, but with a maximum of six people per table.

Canary Islands

Over the past 14 days, the islands have averaged 184 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Different measures apply to each island, including:

Tenerife: Risk level 3 applies here, which means that gatherings are allowed up to a maximum of ten people. The nightlife closes at 02:00. The following applies to the catering industry: closes at 00:00 and a maximum of 50% capacity is allowed inside and a maximum of four people per table. 75% of the usual capacity is allowed on the terrace.

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Gran Canaria: Risk level 1 applies to this island, which means that gatherings of up to ten people are allowed. The nightlife closes at 02:00 and for the catering industry, ten people per table and six people per table are allowed on the terrace.

Lanzarote: This island is in risk level 2 and gatherings are allowed up to ten people. The nightlife is completely closed and for the catering industry, six people per table outside and four people per table inside. The catering industry closes at 00:00.

Catalonia

Over the past 14 days, Catalonia has averaged 602 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The Generalitat thought this was reason enough to close the interior spaces of cafes, bars and discotheques. The catering industry, both inside and outside, is open as usual, but inside there is a limited capacity and an earlier closing time. Outdoor events with more than 500 people require access testing. Wearing the mask is not mandatory, but it is advised by the regional government. These measures will take effect from 9 July and will remain in effect for the next 14 days.

Valencia

Over the past 14 days, Valencia has averaged 263 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The regional council decided to close the nightlife in Valencia completely. Restrictions also apply to the catering industry. Restaurants are not allowed to serve anything from 0.00 a.m. and the catering industry must close completely at 0.30 a.m. Outside, a maximum of ten people can sit at a table and inside there is a maximum of six. The regional government is also talking about reintroducing a curfew between 1:00 and 6:00. All these measures will be in effect for the time being between 9 and 25 July.

Murcia

Over the past 14 days, Murcia has averaged 111 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. From July 10, the indoor areas of the nightlife will be closed. On the terraces of pubs and discos, a maximum of ten people are allowed at a table and these places must close at 02:00. For the catering industry, seating is allowed within a maximum of 50 percent of the capacity. Inside, a maximum of six people are allowed at a table and outside a maximum of ten. The catering industry must close at 1 a.m. Meetings are limited both indoors and outdoors with a maximum of ten people.

The RTVE news site describes the restrictions for all regions in Spain (in Spanish).

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