Following the nationwide state of emergency, announced by Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez last Sunday, details of the levels of fines for those breaking the new curfew rules, have been released by the Valencian government.
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Sunday that the country will reopen its borders with all European Union and Schengen-area countries on June 21. The exception will be Portugal, which will have to wait until July 1 on the request of the Portuguese government.
The United Kingdom is still considered an EU member state given that it is in a transition period and enjoys full membership rights. This means that UK travelers will also be able to enter Spain from June 21.
For the regions that qualify to join phase 3 from Monday June 8 will see that discotheques can resume activity, but the rules are without dancing, and also the bullrings will open with restrictions on their capacity of a third.
In Phase 3, in addition, the reopening of casinos , gambling venues, bingos, raffles and tombolas is allowed , but only with half their capacity and complying with all hygiene and social distance measures. Likewise, bars and restaurants may allow consumption within their premises, but only to 50% of their maximum authorized clientele.
To these new measures must be added the possibility of occupying all seats on buses and trains, as well as the possibility of occupying both seats on motorcycles , but both the driver and the passenger must be provided with gloves.
The Spanish government has clarified that Spain will not open to international visitors until July 1, reversing Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto’s announcement on Thursday that restrictions to border crossings with Portugal and France would be lifted from June 22.
DESPITE remaining in Phase 1 of the State of Alarm, Valencia City’s beaches were relatively crowded yesterday (Saturday) due to a combination of the glorious weather, kids being off school and many adults still not being able to return to their workplace.
After more than two months of lockdown measures and when the coronavirus was at its peak, you would have thought that it would be then that face masks were compulsory to be worn in public. Only now after months of research, the Spanish government have made new rules making the use of protective face masks obligatory in public spaces.
Cinemas, theatres, auditoriums and other similar establishments for cultural performances may re-open, at a third of their capacity, also allowed are wedding celebrations or other social religious ceremonies, friends and family in groups up to 15 people, retail and service provision, shopping centres and shopping parks can reopen to the public. Bar and restaurant activities, the reopening to the public of these establishments for consumption on the premises, except for nightclub bars and nightlife bars, as long as they do not exceed forty per cent of their capacity and the public areas of the hotels and tourist accommodation may be reopened to the public, provided that they do not exceed a third of their capacity.
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