British tourists visiting Spain will face temperature checks

By Rita Sobot for MailOnline 

Andalusia: The regional government predicts’the new reality’ will be in effect until next spring at least. The capacity of establishments and shops increases to 75 per cent inside but 100 per cent on the terraces. In the case of swimming pools and hotels it is 50 per cent and 65 per cent in cinemas. Outdoor concerts will have a maximum capacity of 1,500 people. At the moment, fairs and festivals are not recommended.

Aragon: In Aragon, the capacity for establishments, as in Andalusia, will be 75 per cent, provided they are not nightlife venues. In this case, the capacity will be half and the dance floors must be occupied by chairs and tables so no dancing is allowed. Children’s areas, previously closed, are now open again with the correct hygiene measures. 

Asturias: Individual councils are responsible for the rules pertaining to beaches. Nightspots can open with capacity of 50 per cent but without a dance floor. As for the rest of the catering establishments, they can be opened to their full capacity. In reference to the parties, they have been classified by three types of risk (high, medium and low). From July 5th, festivals, pilgrimages and attractions can return but those with a high risk will be prohibited, those with medium risk will have a 75 per cent capacity and with low risk the protection measures would suffice. Shopping centres will have a limited capacity of 50 per cent in common areas.

Balearic Islands: The islands were the first place to welcome German tourists before the lifting of EU borders for a ‘holiday experiment’ with extensive regulations. Big nightclubs can’t open yet and there are space restrictions on the beaches, with time limits also possible. At weddings and other social events, the capacity cannot exceed 75 per cent, with a maximum of 250 people in outdoor spaces and 150 people in enclosed spaces. There is also a 75 per cent occupancy on cinemas, theatres and auditoriums. Clubs can’t open at all in Magaluf, the West End of Sant Antoni and certain areas of Playa de Palma. Party boats are banned everywhere.

Canary Islands: In the Canary Islands, as in the Balearic Islands, the rule of four square meters on the beach applies. Bars and restaurants will not have a capacity limit, but shops will be at 75 per cent. Nightclubs can open their terrace but with a 75 per cent occupancy and no dancing. Lifts and escalators can only be used by one person at a time (unless family members) and the use of stairs is encouraged instead. Events outside are permitted with a maximum of 1,000, inside 300. No return to school yet. Any payments generally to be made by card as cash discouraged. Napkins, oil dispensers, even tooth-picks will disappear from tables. Rugs, textiles, blankets, pictures e.t.c. to disappear from hotel rooms.

Cantabria: A general capacity of 75 per cent is maintained in hotels, shops and cultural facilities, a percentage that drops to half in hostels, tourist facilities and nightlife venues. Sports events can’t have more than 300 people indoors and 1,000 outdoors. On the beaches, showers and footbaths can only be used by one person at a time.

Castilla-La Mancha: With the intention of not confusing citizens, the regional government has decided to limit the capacity to 75 per cent in practically all premises and public services. 

Castilla- León: The area, very affected by the virus in some provinces due to its proximity to Madrid, has decided to prohibit any event and meeting where the safety distance of 1.5 metres between people cannot be maintained. In the hospitality sector the bars are reopened although the capacity is limited to 75 per cent. Clubs must place tables on the dance floors and will have attendance limited to one third of their capacity. Pools may open to 75 per cent of capacity and sports competitions without physical contact are allowed.

Catalonia: The community changed from phase three to the ‘new normal’ in just 24 hours this week, which has meant that its president, Quim Torra, has made a call for individual responsibility. Thus, from next June 25 there will be no limited capacity. In outdoor events, the safety distance of 1.5 metres must be respected, although it can be lowered if a mask is used and there will be a register of attendees.

Valencian Community (which includes Benidorm and Alicante): The area will maintain most of the measures of phase three of the de-escalation, such as the obligation to limit the capacity to 75 per cent or 60 per cent in the case of shopping centres. Open air shows may not gather more than 800 people. Dancing in clubs still banned. Tables on terrace bars must be two metres apart and no more than 20 diners. Outdoor shows must have seats and cannot seat more than 800 people.

Galicia: A limit of 75 per cent capacity in places of public competition, 80 per cent in terraces and 50 per cent in common areas of shopping malls. Outdoor events will have a maximum of 1,000 people seated and 300 if they are held indoors.

La Rioja: The regional government has adopted a policy of not limiting the capacity in those spaces where it is possible to maintain distances. On the other hand, in large events a 75 per cent capacity has been introduced. All events will be by appointment to allow, if necessary, the tracking of attendees. In the bullrings, up to 1,000 people allowed while the pools will have a 75 per cent capacity.

Madrid: Up until July 5, all businesses will have their internal capacity limited to 60 per cent ( 80 per cent in terraces of bars and restaurants, which will be able to use their bars again). From July 6, that percentage will reach 75 per cent (100 per cent in terraces). The clubs will continue to be closed until at least July 5, as will the social service centres, except residences. Playgrounds are open again.

Murcia: The region will allow hotels to operate with all its rooms open, although in common spaces the capacity will be limited to 75 per cent. Weddings may have 500 attendees outdoors (200 indoors and up to 800 with specific plans).

Navarra: Capacity has been reduced to 75 per cent in the hospitality industry. Large events have been restricted to 1,000 attendees outdoors and 500 inside.

Basque Country: The Basque Country has reopened parks and recreational areas, although a space of four square metres for each person must be guaranteed. Masks are obligatory. In open-air cultural shows, pilgrimages, dance or music exhibitions and parades, the maximum capacity will be 1,000 attendees, the same as in sports events in open spaces, such as cycling, rowing or athletics. In closed spaces this figure is reduced to 300 people. Clubs and nightlife venues resume their activity with 60 per cent of their capacity.