When the state of alarm ended in Spain on May 9, the country’s regions were placed in full control of implementing coronavirus restrictions in their territories. Until May 8, three measures were in place under the emergency situation that restricted fundamental rights: a nighttime curfew, limits on social meetings and perimetral lockdowns of regions, provinces or municipalities. In order for these measures to be implemented now, they must be backed by the courts. The map below shows the situation in which each region currently finds itself.
No regional government has, for now, imposed a perimetral lockdown. The Basque Country did request the measure, but the courts refused to back it. Seven governments – those of Andalusia, Aragón, Castilla-La Mancha, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid and Murcia – have requested lockdowns in high-risk zones. The regions have also not imposed curfews.
Here are the measures that each region has approved, as well as the cumulative incidence (CI) over the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants, as at June 3.
Andalusia, CI: 180.8. The southern region is allowing hospitality establishments to open until midnight, while eight people can sit at a table inside and 10 outside. The level of alert according to the government’s recently approved traffic light system ranges from 1 in towns in Cádiz, Málaga and Almería, and level 4 with perimetral lockdowns in four municipalities in Seville and Jaén. Ceremonies can have a capacity of 300 guests inside and 500 outside. Nighttime bars and nightclubs can open until 2am with the same capacity as bars and restaurants, but dancefloors are only permitted in areas with level 1 alert, provided they are outside and masks are used. Betting parlors can open until 2am, with a maximum of six people per table inside and eight outside. For open-air events, an empty seat must be left for level 1 and 2, or distance of 1.5 meters for levels 3 and 4. There are no timetable restrictions on beaches and at pools, apart from beaches in areas at level 4, where crowds are prohibited after 10pm.
Aragón. CI: 149.62. The region reopened its borders on May 9 and there is no curfew. From June 4, it will be on level 2, meaning hospitality can stay open to midnight, with 100% capacity outside and 50% inside, with social groups limited to 10 people in public and private spaces. Each table can be occupied by a maximum of six people inside and 10 people outdoors. Level 2 permits nightlife venues to open until midnight while different activities, such as gyms, can go up from six to 10 people, and guided visits to museums rise from 15 to 20 people. From June 4, perimetral lockdowns are also to be lifted.
Asturias. CI: 71.56. The regional government has lifted the curfew, perimetral lockdowns and restrictions on social meetings. Hospitality venues must close at 1am and six people per table are allowed. The authorities are to request authorization from the courts for powers to close territories in situations of high risk in order to limit mobility. The capacity for congresses and conferences has been raised to 300 people, provided they have assigned seats. Capacity for stores and other businesses that are greater than 300 square meters is limited to 70%.
Balearic Islands, CI: 40.29. The Supreme Court has annulled the nighttime curfew and limits on social meetings in the region. The Balearics is currently not requiring coronavirus tests from vaccinated Spanish tourists, nor from domestic visitors traveling from regions with an incidence below 60 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over 14 days. Hospitality venues on Mallorca and Ibiza cannot open their indoor spaces, while outdoor areas are limited to four people – Menorca and Formentera are permitting four inside and six outside. Bars and restaurants must close at 10.30pm.
Basque Country CI: 197.12. The regional High Court said on May 7 that it would not authorize a perimetral lockdown, a curfew or a four-person limit on social gatherings from May 9. The ruling noted that such measures cannot be taken without a state of alarm in place to provide legal coverage. Bars and restaurants close at midnight, with six-person limit per table indoors and outdoors. Cultural activities and businesses may also remain open until midnight.
Canary Islands, CI: 70.45. There is no curfew on the islands after the courts denied the request. All islands on level 1 (that excludes Tenerife and Lanzarote), have social meetings limited to 10 people, while those on level 2 are limited to six. Level 1 islands permit 10 diners at outdoor tables and six inside, and venues must close at midnight. The islands on level 2 can have six people per table outside and four indoors, with closing time at midnight. From June, national tourists who have been vaccinated can travel to the islands without need for a coronavirus test.
Cantabria. CI: 85.43. There is no curfew nor are there limits on meetings. There are no restrictions on closing time for hospitality. Nearly all the region is on level 1, meaning that six people can sit at a table inside and 10 outdoors. Santander is on level 2, which allows for six people at a table indoors and outdoors.
Castilla-La Mancha. CI: 100.67. There is no curfew nor lockdown, and no limits on social meetings. Bars must close at 1am and tables are limited to 10 people.
Castilla y León. CI: 132.03. There are no perimetral lockdowns, curfews or social restrictions. Hospitality can stay open until midnight. If the incidence rises above 150 cases, the inside of bars and restaurants will be closed.
Catalonia. CI: 102.87. The region has lifted the curfew and perimetral closure. Bars and restaurants can open at 6am and close at 1am, with the same timetable permitted for cultural activities. Six people per table are allowed inside and outside. Social meetings in private settings are limited to 10 people.
Extremadura. CI: 73.69. The region has no curfew nor lockdown, but social meetings in private are limited to 10 people. Hospitality venues must close at 1am, with six people per table allowed inside and 10 outdoors. The municipalities of Los Santos de Maimona, Jerez de los Caballeros and Arroyo de San Serván do have perimetral lockdowns in place.
Galicia. CI: 63.7. After the end of the state of alarm, the regional government lifted the perimetral lockdown of the region and did away with the curfew apart from those municipalities where the incidence exceeds 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over 14 days or 200 over seven days. Hospitality establishments can stay open until 11pm, or 1am in the case of restaurants and other venues serving food. Social meetings are prohibited between 1am and 6am if you do not live together. Capacity for businesses and cultural or academic activities is at 75% provided safe distances can be respected.
Madrid. CI: 160.39. There is no curfew nor any perimetral lockdown in place in the region. Hospitality venues can open from 6am to 1am, with eight diners permitted at tables outside and six inside. People can meet in their homes, but the government advises against this. Capacity in bars and restaurants is at 50% inside and 75% outside. Consumption at the bar is prohibited, and capacity in malls, cinemas and theaters at 75%.
Navarre, CI: 139.9. The courts rejected a request for a curfew, and there is no lockdown of the region. Bars have reopened their indoor areas with four people to a table, or six if there is a 1.5-meter social distance between people – both outdoor and inside. Sidewalk cafés can open until 1am and indoor areas until 11pm.
La Rioja. CI: 207.24. The government of La Rioja agreed that the curfew and the perimetral lockdown would end on May 9. A six-person limit on social gatherings is currently recommended but not mandatory. Most of the territory is on Level 2 alert, which sets a 1am closing time for hospitality, no more than 75% of capacity at indoor tables, 100% outdoors and no more than six people per table. Capacity at stores is also restricted to 75%. The municipalities of Calahorra, Arnedo and Haro are at Level 3, meaning that bars and restaurants can open at 50% capacity indoors, and without any restrictions in outdoor seating areas.
Murcia. CI: 67.76. The government of Murcia lifted the perimetral lockdown and the curfew on May 9. There are limits on non-essential activities, such as hospitality, from 1am to 6am. No more than six people are allowed per table at bars and restaurants, both indoors and outdoors. The regional High Court has ruled that no more than six people from different households may gather in private settings.
Valencia. CI: 36.32. The Valencia region will lift its curfew from June 8, and has also got rid of its limits on private and public social meetings. Diners at tables are, however, limited to 10. Nightlife can reopen from next week with closing time at 2am, and a capacity restriction of 50% inside, but 100% outside. No open dance floors are permitted. There are no longer capacity limits in places of worship.
Ceuta. CI: 26.13. The local government has decreed a midnight closing time for non-essential activities, and nightclubs remain closed. A limit of six people per table has been established.
Melilla. CI: 172.26. The curfew and perimetral lockdown were lifted on May 9. The courts have struck down the executive’s ability to restrict gatherings to six people, but allowed limits at places of worship. The councilor for economic and social policies. Mohammed Mohammed Mohand, said it is now possible to enter and leave Melilla without a justified cause: it is possible to do antigen tests on individuals arriving in the city, on a voluntary basis – a practice that’s been in place since Christmas.
With reporting by Eva Saiz, Guillermo Vega, Bernat Coll, Elisa Tasca, Lucía Bohórquez, Lucía Tolosa, Isabel Valdés, Juan Navarro, Sonia Vizoso, Cristina Vázquez, Pedro Gorospe, Nacho Catalán, Pablo Linde and Emilio Sánchez Hidalgo.
English version by Simon Hunter.