New NorMality - Rules for Travelers to Spain during Covid-19
End of Emergency
June 21 was announced the day of the end of the alert, which means that Spain opened the borders without having to quarantine with EU countries, thus again enabling free movement between the Schengen countries, including Great Britain, but except for the border with Portugal. The Portuguese case meets the reciprocity criterion because, despite the fact that the European Commission has recommended opening internal borders between all its partners from 15 June, some countries prefer to wait (the case of Portugal, which prefers to open the borders on 1 July) or take restrictive measures against some partner countries (the case Great Britain with Spain). In these cases, the government understands that the principle of reciprocity should be applied and therefore delays the opening of the border with Portugal until July 1.
48 hours before Flight to Spain - QR CODE
To easily enter Spain 48 hours before traveling is require to complete the online health form, providing information on recent illnesses, travels as well as telephone number and address where we intend to stay in Spain. After completing the form you will receive a QR code on our mobile phone, which we will have to show to border services at the airport or crossing the borders by car. In addition, IDs are checked at airports, temperature and visual health assessment are measured.If a fever is detected, the person will not be released from the airport or admitted to the country.The form to be filled out with the option of generating an individual QR code can be found HERE
The Di-Ma-Má rule so 'distancia + mascarilla + manos', meaning 'distance + mask + hands' three basic principles that currently apply in Spain: you must maintain a 1.5-meter social distance, if this is not possible to wear a mask plus keep personal hygiene and often disinfect hands.
Wearing face masks is mandatory for all persons over 6 years of age in open and closed public spaces when it is not possible to maintain social distance. In addition, the order applies to public transport such as train, bus, taxi, tram and subway, on an airplane, in a car, if passengers do not live at the same address and in all other circumstances, when several people are together and distance cannot be guaranteed 1 , 5 meters. The penalty for not having a mask in the required area can be 100 euros.
Wearing face masks is not mandatory when you do sports, go to the beach, swim if you suffer from asthma, allergies, autism or dementia, if you are sitting on the terrace to eat or drink, or if you are in nature area.
All seats can be occupied, ensuring maximum separation, of course, wearing masks. On AVE trains, disinfecting wipes will be distributed to passengers, but traditional services such as headphone, newspaper and canteen distribution will not be available.
Bars and restaurants
Bars, restaurants and terraces are open. Inside: a group of up to 25 people, 75% of the capacity while maintaining a distance of one and a half meters. Outdoor terraces: 100% tables, max group: 25 people. There is no obligation to wear a mask once you have taken seat.
Museums, museum collections and exhibition halls will have a limited capacity of 65%, both for visits and for cultural events, while group visits will involve a maximum of 20 people, including a guide.
Cinemas, theaters, auditoriums, concerts
There is an obligation to assign a place, provided that they do not exceed 65% of the capacity allowed in each room, allowing a maximum presence of 800 people in closed spaces and 1500 people for outdoor activities.
They are tight while maintaining distance. Indoor capacity: 40% at tables, 25 people on a table or group. Terraces: 75% at tables, 25 people on tables or groups.
All travel information can also be found on the official European Union website.
On Saturday, June 20, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced after 99 days the end of the epidemic emergency, while calling on citizens to comply with the rules of further sanitary safety. From now on, the Autonomous Communities take control of the situation, which means that Andalusia introduces its "new normality" principles through 400 preventive measures, which are expected to be in force until next spring. Below are some basic rules that must be remembered by those traveling to Spain this summer, including of course to Malaga and Andalusia.
In the event of new guidelines or circumstances, the post will be updated.