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Coronavirus - What can I do or not do?

Masks are compulsory in Andalucia   © Michelle Chaplow
Masks are compulsory in Andalucia

What can I do or not do?

Updated 09-07-2021

26-06-2021 As from last Saturday wearing a facemasks is NOT mandatory outdoors in Spain, only when 1.5m social distance can be guaranteed. People must carry a mask at all times in case it is required; in anticipation of outdoor crowds or when going indoors such as shops, offices, restaurants and public transport. Facemasks are still obligatory for large outdoor events such as concerts, demonstrations, and sporting events. Andalucia still recommends the wearing of masks outdoors but it in not an obligation.

It is obligatory to wear a face-mask in cafes, bars, and restaurants, and all inside public spaces, at all times, except when actually eating or drinking.

Bars can stay open until midnight or 02.00 hrs depending on licence and the level of .

The international borders into Andalucia/Spain are NOT closed by the National Government.
However once a traveller is on Andalucia soil, Regional restrictions apply. Andalucia operates a system of four levels (niveles) of measures of protection against Coronavirus. Municipal districts (or health districts are declared to be in Level 1 2,3, or 4. To look up the level in any town and read summary chart or the detailed procedures to follow,  see our Four levels page.

Travel is currently permitted in all areas including between the 8 provinces of Andalucia and the neighbouring regions.

If travelling in a taxi or public transport all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. This is recomended but not now manditory in a private vehicle.

At the entrance to most business and shops there is a stand with hand cleaning gel which should be applied before entering. In supermarkets there may be disposable gloves available to be worn if desired. You are requested not to handle products that you do not purchase.

Bars, Cafe, and Restaurants should clean and disinfect tables between each customer. In practice some are more thorough than others. So if in doubt watch first and choose your cafe bar. Many restaurants now operate a formal reservation system with a welcome stand at the entrance. Look for this and wait to be seated in all but the smallest of bars.

Watch the floor for signs, lines that are 2m apart at the cash desk queue, and arrows encouraging customers to keep to the right or left.

RENFE the train operator has introduced a normal service. Busses locally and nationally operate a near normal schedule.

Hotel and apartment swimming pool might have a capacity system and rules about taking it in turns. Look out for signs or ask the lifeguard.

Read our 'Travel to Andalucia page.

Read the latest updates on our Coronavirus in Andalucia page.