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COVID-19 in Spain

Last update:  30 October

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Spain

COVID−19 remains a risk in Spain and is present in all regions of the country. From 25 October, there is a State of Alarm in place with new nationwide control measures. The situation differs regionally and regional authorities may implement further measures, including localised movement restrictions at short notice.

To know more about the current COVID-19 context of a specific Spanish province, you can consult this interactive map by the Spanish Ministry of Health.

Travelling from/to/within Spain:

Travelling from/to Spain: Due to the State of Alarm, some regions have implemented restrictions on movement. However, international travel to and from Spain is still possible. Spain is allowing entry to travellers arriving from EU and Schengen-area countries, and residents travelling from the  following list of approved countries. There is no mandatory quarantine period, although health checks are conducted on arrival. Some countries are implementing quarantine measures for travellers arriving from Spain.

Within Spain: Regional authorities may implement local movement restrictions at short notice, including confinement. 

State of Alarm and other safety measures

On 25 October, the central Government declared a new State of Alarm that will be in place until 9 May 2021, with new COVID−19 control measures that apply throughout the country. Measures include:

  • A nightly curfew between 11pm and 6am (except for the Canary Islands). Regional authorities can bring forward or back the curfew time by 1h-/+.

  • Gatherings are limited to a maximum of six people. At their discretion, regional authorities can decrease this limit. 

Across Spain face masks continue to be compulsory on public transport, closed areas and public spaces. Children under 6 years of age and individuals with health/respiratory problems that may be aggravated by the mask are exempted. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions must be observed at all times. 

The State of Alarm allows regional authorities to close all or part of their territory, restrict movement within their territory and apply further restrictions in order to contain the virus. For up-to-date information on the measures each region has put in place, please visit their official pages.

Please note that non-observance of these measures can result in heavy fines.

Spanish Government official channels:

If you are in Spain, we recommendyou follow the Spanish Government’s official channels for regular updates: