18 Jun MALAGA & COVID-19 rules july
MALAGA & COVID-19
On 23rd May 2020, the Spanish government indicated that Spain would be open to International Visitors from 21 of June. This is great news as we are clearly going some way to a new normality.
The number of cases in Spain are falling and hospitals are recovering their normal services.
WHAT IS THE DE-ESCALATION AND WHAT CAN WE DO IN 3rd PHASE?
The Government has prepared a transition plan for returning to normality in four phases. The switch from one phase to another will take place over about 2 weeks and should end in June. These periods may vary, depending on a set of indicators, including the situation of the pandemic in each province and island of Spain, the capacity of the healthcare system, and other socio-economic data.
From Phase 3 travel is allowed around within regions between provinces. However, as we move into Phase 4 travel throughout Spain will be possible.
Different regions of Spain are at different stages. Some are in Phase 2 (Madrid & Barcelona) or Phase 3 of de-escalation. (Andalucía, Canary Islands, Balearics)
• Travel will be allowed within the province, island or territorial unit
• Tourist activities with groups of up to 30 people
• Restaurant capacity will be less restricted but customers must be kept apart
• Shops can admit up to 50% of their capacity
AFTER PHASE 3 COMES THE “NEW NORMAL”
On June 9th, the Spanish Government released the ‘New Normality’ Decree, with all the rules to follow once the State of Alarm or official Lockdown ends on the 21st of June.
Some of the measures taken to fight Coronavirus spread includes 1.5 meters social distancing to be kept in outdoor and indoor spaces and face masks mandatory when it is not possible to maintain this distance. If you do not comply with the “new normal” rules in Spain, you can get a 100 euro fine.
What are the rules for mouth masks in Málaga – Andalusia?
With sufficient distance, a mask is not necessary in the following cases:
-while walking and cycling
-on the terrace
-on the beach
– in the park
A mask is required:
-in public transport/taxis
-inside closed shops/spaces
-in public places when a distance of 1.5 meters is not possible
-In the catering industry, the staff wears a mask, this is not mandatory for guests.
- Most businesses are working again and open daily. Some protocols may have changed. Different opening hours, limited capacity, appointments required, etc.
- Can you use the beach in Málaga – Costa del Sol?
Yes, the beaches are open in Málaga. The beaches are also open at other places on the Costa del Sol. Andalusia has invested a lot in a safe beach visit. Extra lifeguards will ensure that there is sufficient social distancing. Beach beds are also available. They are arranged in such a way that there is enough space to keep 1.5 meters away from other beachgoers. As long as the distance is guaranteed, you do not need a face mask Always follow the instructions and advice of the lifeguards. Shower and toilet facilities are not open.
Before you arrive, we will thoroughly clean and disinfect every area of the apartment.
We will leave in the apartment for your use:
- A bottle of bleach
- Surface disinfectant
- Face masks
- Hand sanitizer
We recommend to clean and disinfect the most used areas daily for your safety.
If you are planning to travel to Spain this summer (from July onwards) we encourage you to keep updated with the information, as the situation continues to progress and improve. Also, keep up to date with the immigration department of your own country as they are also modifying requirements on returning home.
If you take out healthcare or travel insurance, check that they will cover any COVID related incidents or canceled travel plans.