Latest Spain holiday rules as air bridge announced with England

The British government has announced its plans to get the tourism industry moving and allow people to travel again.

England will form air bridges with a number of countries that will allow Brits to travel and holiday abroad this summer.

Among those countries announced is Spain, which is a popular holiday destination with the Brits.

Yet the air bridge announcement is not for the whole of Britain.

Instead, it was mired in chaos after Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland could not be persuaded to sign up.

The split means those arriving into the other three nations of the UK must still follow the quarantine rules, at least for now.

While people will be able to travel more freely after months of halted flights and travel restrictions, social distancing measures will still be prevalent to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality have released 12 guides so far on how to prevent the spread of the virus and protect tourists and locals.

On the 21 June Spain ended its state of emergency and ushered in new rules on social distancing. People must now remain 1.5 metres from each other and wear masks when this is not possible.



Spain has strict rules on social distancing

What are the rules for visitors holidaying in Spain?

Do you need to wear a mask?

Many airlines are requesting that passengers wear a mask while on the plane and at the airport.

When in Spain visitors must adhere to the rules regarding face coverings as set out by the Spanish government.

In Spain it is obligatory to wear face masks on the street, and in public places where social distancing is impossible.

Health Minister Salvador Illa advised that public face covering regulations will remain in place until the virus is permanently defeated.

Those who do not follow the rules can be fined up to €100.

Mask-wearing has been compulsory for everyone above the age of six, where it is not possible to maintain the required distance apart in public since 21 May.

Those with a respiratory condition or disability are exempt.

Social distancing in restaurants

It is likely that there will be major changes to how food is served in hotel restaurants. Some hotels have announced they will not be offering buffets and will be allocating specific times for people to eat.

Most regions have limits on capacity in commercial premises, and are likely to remain in place until an effective vaccine or treatment is found.

Rules are determined by each region, but most recreational bars and restaurants will be operating at 75% capacity.

Can I go to the beach?

Most beaches will be open as normal for visitors to enjoy the sunshine and dip in the sea.



Beaches will be open in Spain

Sensors are set to be installed at some of the most popular destinations to allow tourists to view which beaches are the busiest via an app.

On beaches in the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands, beachgoers will have a marked out space of four square metres to occupy.

All beachgoers will be urged to minimise contact with others by keeping all their personal belongings within their own space.

Can I shop?

Shopping centres are reopening, but will be following measures to ensure social distancing by limiting numbers.

In the Canary Islands stores will be limited to 75% capacity, whereas in Catalonia capacity will be limited to 50% for indoor premises.

What happens when I get home?

People travelling from Spain to England will not need to quarantine.

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