Where can you travel in Spain in the coming weeks?

by Lorraine Williamson
Travel in Spain - restrictions
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UPDATE – With the current frequently changing restrictions, it often remains unclear where you can travel in Spain. Where can you go and where not? During the bridge over Semana Santa and San José , there are entry restrictions for all regions with the exception of both island groups.

These restrictions also apply to the long weekend around San José (Father’s Day) next Friday, March 19. In otherwords, it applies from 17 to 21 March and from 26 March to 9 April. Outside of specified dates, only the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, and Extremadura do not have a permimetral lockdown. The permitted mobility between the different provinces differs per region. RTVE update this information several times a day with details received from the autonomous communities.

Below is a brief overview of where you can travel in Spain between the different areas;

Andalusia 

Regional lockdown: Yes 

Provincial Lockdown: Yes, for all eight counties. 

Municipal Lockdown: For all municipalities with a covid-19 incidence of 500 or more. 

Aragon 

Regional lockdown: Yes 

Provincial lockdown: Yes, for all three provinces until Friday, March 19. 

Asturias 

Regional lockdown: Yes 

Municipal lockdown: Yes, for all municipalities with alarm level 4 or higher (extreme risk). This now applies to Llanera, Siero and Bimenes. 

Balearic Islands 

Regional lockdown: No. However, travellers from Ceuta, Melilla or any Spanish region with an incidence of 150 or more per 100 thousand inhabitants must provide a negative test result and complete a health form on arrival. The confinement of Ibiza and Formentera has been lifted on March 15. Mallorca and Formentera are at level 2. Menorca is at level 1 and Ibiza is at level 3.

Canary Islands 

Regional Lockdown: No, but upon arrival, all travellers must provide a negative test result of up to 72 hours old and complete a health form. 

Special restrictions apply to islands with alarm level 3 and 4. The islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa are at alarm level 1 or 2. 

Cantabria 

Regional lockdown: Yes 

Castile and León 

Regional lockdown: Yes 

Provincial lockdown: No. 

Castile-La Mancha 

Regional lockdown: Yes 

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Provincial lockdown: Traffic is only possible between Cuenca and Guadalajarra. A provincial lockdown applies to the provinces of Albacete, Ciudad Real and Toleda. 

Catalonia 

Regional lockdown: Yes 

Provincial lockdown: Yes, until next Monday, March 15. From this date it will be discontinued for groups from the same household. 

Madrid 

Regional lockdown: Yes

The Community of Madrid will close its territory on the perimeter from 00:00 on Wednesday, March 17 to 24:00 on Sunday, March 21 on the San José Bridge and from March 26 to April 9 on the occasion of Holy Week

Valencia 

Regional lockdown: Yes 

Municipal lockdown: from 1 March, all municipal lockdowns in municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants will be lifted during the weekend. 

Extremadura 

There is no permimetral lockdown in the Extremadura region. 

Galicia 

Regional lockdown: Yes 

The regional council has divided the areas into three different risk levels. In level 1, all municipalities are classified with more than 500 covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. A municipal lockdown is enforced here. Inhabitants of the municipalities on levels 2 and 3 are allowed to move freely between municipalities with the same covid incidence. 

La Rioja 

Regional lockdown: Yes 

Murcia 

Regional lockdown: Yes 

Municipal lockdown: Only for municipalities with an extreme risk level. These are now only Caravaca de la Cruz and Puerto Lumbreras. 

Navarre 

Regional lockdown: Yes 

Basque Country 

Regional lockdown: Yes 

Municipal lockdown: Yes. An exception is made for passenger traffic between adjacent municipalities for socio-economic or sporting purposes or for outdoor physical activities. 

Ceuta and Melilla

Both perimeters remain closed.

As incidence rates continue to fall and vaccination programmes are rolled out, it should not be too long before we are able to freely travel in Spain once again!

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