Spain: New Tourism Reforms for Easter
Several measures have been mobilised to ensure the safety of third parties during the upcoming Easter celebrations. Several areas have been affected by the new standards, namely: transport, hotels, bars, places of worship… However, tourism in Spain is still possible, but conditioned by certain strict rules.
This region of Spain, which attracts the most tourists thanks to its seaside resorts, is the most conditioned. Thus, trade is open to tourists and locals. However, a margin, 0.3 to 1 of hospitality must not be exceeded. Every tourist or traveller must undergo a PCR test before entering the region. Catalonia’s borders are closed to all entry and exit except in cases of medical, educational, welfare or financial emergencies. All gatherings of more than 6 people are sanctioned outside and more than 4 people are not allowed inside the buildings. In addition, a lockdown is imposed from 10 pm to 6 am every day. Private establishments such as refreshment bars, restaurants are obliged to close at 5pm every day.
All people: tourists as well as locals must respect the number of crowds which should not exceed 4 people inside and 6 outside. Madrid is much more tourist-friendly. Especially since its bars, pubs and restaurants are open until 11pm. The curfew starts at 11pm in Madrid and ends at 12pm.
Places of worship are hermetically sealed. The Passover processions are cancelled to the great disappointment of the religious. However, there is nothing they can do about it. These reforms are for the good of everyone.
Moreover, the wearing of masks is compulsory in all public and private places and even on the roads. The population is asked to respect the distance during the gatherings.
The mobilised reforms affect all regions of Spain. Some are more favourable to tourism due to the flexibility of their conditioning than others due to the rigour of their reforms.