SPAIN. Authorities declare state of emergency and nightly curfew October 25th

Updated: Oct 27

Spanish authorities have declared a national state of emergency on Sunday, October 25th, and have imposed a nightly curfew in efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) A curfew will run between 23:00 and 06:00 (local time) and will come into force on Sunday and run initially for 15 days until November 9th. Exceptions to the curfew include commuting to work, buying medicine, and caring for elderly and young family members. The new emergency measures apply to all regions except the Canary Islands.


Under the emergency measures, local authorities will be able to ban travel between regions and different regions will be able to amend the nightly curfew up to an hour of flexibility on either side of the start and end times. There is also a limit on public and private gatherings of different households to a maximum of six people. Measures adopted by local authorities evolve quickly and are usually effective immediately.


Depending on the evolution of the outbreak in other countries, authorities are likely to modify, at very short notice, the list of countries whose travellers are subject to border control measures or entry restrictions upon their arrival to the territory in question. It is advised to postpone nonessential travel due to the risk that travellers may be refused entry or be subject to quarantine upon their arrival or during their stay.


Community of Madrid. As of 26th October, mobility restrictions have been introduced in 32 healthcare sectors which affect the municipalities of Madrid city, Collado Villa, Guadarrama, Majadahonda, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Parla, Colmenar Viejo, Morata de Tajuña, Torrejón de Ardoz, El Baolo, Villarejo de Salvanés y Colmenar de Oreja. The entry to and exit from these areas is restricted except for adequately justified reasons: attendance at health centres, fulfilment of work obligations, attendance at educational centres, return to the place of residence, etc.


Extremadura. As from 26th October, the mobility of people throughout the Community is restricted between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.


Andalusia. As from 26th October, the perimeter confinement of the city of Granada and its metropolitan area is declared.

As from 25th October, the mobility of people in Granada capital and its metropolitan area is restricted between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. for 14 days.


Catalonia. As from 25th October, the mobility of people throughout the Community is restricted between 22 p.m. and 6 a.m.


Valencian Community. As from 25th October, the mobility of people throughout the Valencian Community is restricted between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. until December 9.


Castilla y León. As from 24th October, the mobility of people throughout the Community is limited from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for 14 days.


Asturias. As from 24th October, the perimeter confinement of the cities of Oviedo, Gijón and Avilés is declared.


La Rioja. As from 23rd October, entries and exits without duly justified causes are restricted.


Community of Aragón. As from 22nd October, the perimeter confinement of the cities of Zaragoza, Huesca and Teruel is declared.


Chartered Community of Navarra. As from 22nd October, entries and exits without duly justified causes are restricted.

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