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Coronavirus Travel Update – Holidays to Spain During COVID-19

Spain holidays COVID-19 advice

We are delighted to announce that Spain opened up its borders to the UK on 21 June. This is great news for British tourists, who will now be able to explore the likes of Madrid, Barcelona and Seville, or even get that much-needed beach break this summer. To find out the best holiday options to suit you, chat to one of our lovely Travel Consultants on 0208 127 4273 or check out some more inspiration on our Spain holidays hub.

And if you want to know more about what it’s like in-destination then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve been speaking to our experts on the ground – from Consultants to hotels and tourist boards – to build a better picture of what your holiday could look like. Find out more below:

What can travellers expect from a holiday to Spain during COVID-19?

Beaches, lovely outdoor restaurants, cultural attractions, sunny weather – all these incredible things are still accessible but at a reduced capacity. As a result, holidaymakers can expect fewer people in resorts and we recommend pre-booking activities and restaurant reservations where possible.

What’s open in Spain right now?

Around 70% of Spain is currently in Phase 3 of its COVID-19 plan. This means that indoor areas (such as restaurants) can operate at 50% capacity, while terraces can operate at 75% capacity. Bars and nightclubs are also allowed to open at reduced capacity, but customers must social distance. As for hotels, arts venues and concert halls, these are allowed to operate at half of their usual capacity.

Most importantly, going to the beach to sunbathe is permitted from Phase 3, and set time slots will apply to ensure maximum safety and fairness. Umbrellas and sunchairs will be spaced at least 4m apart dependant on the resort, while some beaches will even operate a traffic light system so travellers can determine how busy it is on the sand.

What do I need to know about social distancing and PPE in Spain?

Spanish authorities are encouraging social distancing of at least 1.5m when around people who are outside of your household. Where it’s not possible to social distance, anyone over the age of six years must wear face masks. This includes on public roads, outdoors and in enclosed public spaces. Fines of up to 100 euros can be issued if this rule isn’t followed.

Any other Spain travel advice from the locals?

If you’re visiting Barcelona, our experts recommend walking to Bunkers del Carmel for an amazing view of the whole city. It’s a bit of a hidden gem, so you can visit without the crowds, making social distancing much easier.

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