Now that the restrictions on numbers at social gatherings, municipality lockdowns and bar/restaurant opening times are being relaxed it is important for you to know the restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic that apply in the area you want to visit. Restrictions vary depending on where you visit. This article will help you understand those restrictions, as they change, throughout Andalucia.
It will take a long time for the situation in Andalucia to return to normal, that is, as it was before the Covid outbreak that first came to notice in Spain in January 2020. A state of alarm was declared on the 13th March and life has not been the same since. Even before the state of alarm was declared, flights into Spain started to be cancelled on the 10th March 2020. Now, in June 2021, we are starting to see the odd contrail overhead as flights, slowly, resume.
Even if you are allowed to travel to Andalucia, you should be aware of the restrictions that apply at your destination.
Click on this link for the interactive map of Andalucia that shows the Covid 19 risk in each municipality in Andalucia and the restrictions that apply. (TIP: right click and choose 'Translate to English' when you get to the map). This map is updated weekly.
Once you are at your destination you will find that the Covid-19 risk is taken quite seriously. You are expected to use the hand disinfectant supplied at bars, restaurants, stores and all venues to which the public have access. Hotels and guest houses have to take certain precautions such as limiting the numbers allowed in elevators (lifts) and serving meals (buffets are off the menu at the moment). The use of masks in open spaces became optional but Check this article for the latest news on Covid restrictions
Having said all that, you can still have a great holiday in Andalucia and, as they say here, Bienvenidos – Welcome.