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Latest covid and travel restrictions in Andalucia

Covid and travel restrictions in Andalucia

Keeping you up to date on the covid rules in Andalucia

Unless otherwise mentioned these rules apply to all the provinces in Andalucia, Almeria, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville.

The Andalucia Health Department planned vaccination network

Click on this link for the interactive map of Andalucia that shows the Covid 19 risk in each municipality in Andalucia and the restrictions that apply. (TIP: right click and choose 'Translate to English' when you get to the map)

Click on this link if you have private medical insurance and want the Covid injection



Updated Wednesday 4th August 2021

Covid certificate required to enter night clubs

From Thursday 5 August customers going into nightclubs and disco-bars in Andalucia will be required to show a Covid certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test result first.

A similar measure, restricting access to bars and restaurants and other indoor spaces introduced in the Canary Islands was overturned by the High Court in the Canaries as infringing individual privacy rights. However, Galicia has introduced the same restrictions as those proposed for Andalucia and Cantabria is considering following suit.

The message has to be - follow the rules in place until the courts decide those rules infringe human rights and it is illegal to implement them.

Curfew Extended

The 2am to 7am curfew will remain in force for another week.


Updated Friday 30th July 2021

Levels of Protection Measures

The provinces of Almeria, Cadiz, Granada, Huelva, Jaen and Seville are now at Protective Measure Level 2.
The provinces of Cordoba and Malaga are at Level 3.

For details of restrictions at each level, Click here.

Announcements, proclamations and declarations by officials in all countries are now out of date almost as soon as they are made. To say the situation is confused is an understatement. So, to prevent our readers being confused, all previous news items have been removed, apart from a couple that are still relevant.


Check Before You Travel

When you arrive in Andalucia

The Protective Measures Level, that defines who can do what and when, changes weekly so it is important to check before you arrive just what restrictions are in place for the municipality you are travelling to. This is a 2 step process.

Step 1 Check the Protective Measure Level in the Municipality using this link

Step 2 Check the restrictions applicable at that level using this link


Check re-entry rules for your country of origin

The rules in Spain can change almost overnight, as they can in your country of origin. So it is important you check the rules for re-entry to your country before you return.

Check Before You Return



Updated Friday 2nd July 2021

Ferias Cancelled or Postponed

The Feria de Malaga will now be held in September rather than August accordingto the mayor, Francisco de la Torre

Other towns are following suit and either cancelling or postponing their annual events.

British tourists travelling to Spain

On the 29th June it was announced that any British tourist travelling to Spain after the 1st July will need to present a certificate of a negative Covid 19 test. Basically, Brits will have to conform to the rules that came into force on the 6th June for all those entering Spain by sea or air.
See this article for the applicable rules.


Updated Monday 28th June 2021

Wearing of Masks

As expected the wearing of masks outdoors became non obligatory on the 26th June. Masks should still be carried at all times for use in shops, restaurants, museums, hotels etc. Masks must continue to be worn at large outdoor events such as concerts.


Updated Friday 19th June 2021

Andalucian committee of experts

The Andalucian committee of experts met on the 14th June and made two momentous decisions to modify the existing restrictions due to the 'High Incidence Rate Of Infections.'

Decision 1: Ice cream may now be sold until 1am.

Decision 2: Alcoholic beverages may not be sold or served after midnight.


Updated Thursday 3rd June 2021

Opening of Retail Outlets during summer

On Thursday 3rd June 2021, the Junta de Andalucia announced that in municipalities declared 'a tourist venue', more retail establishments will be able to open on Sundays and holidays during the summer period, 2021.

The new ruling applies to commercial establishments over 300 square metres since those with a surface area less than 300 sq mtrs may already open on Sundays and holidays. The 35 tourist municipalities have a popuilation of less than 100,000 and must meet certain criteria, that the number of overnight stays per year is greater than 10% of the population or that this percentage is reached for at least three months per year, that the number of visitors is at least five times greater than that of neighbours.

Designed as an incentive to the tourism industry, this new measure will be applied in the 35 tourist municipalities currently declared by the Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration, of which nine belong to the province of Malaga, seven to Cádiz, six to Huelva, four to Granada, four to Jaén, two to Almería, two to Seville and one to Córdoba.

Unfortunately, the notice does not give the names of the municipalities.


Updated Monday the 10th May 2015

End of state of alarm on Sunday 9th May 2021

The state of alarm is over. It is now up to regional authorities to enforce future measures. Only villages with a population over 5,000 with infection rates over 1,000 will have their perimeters closed and a court order is required to implement this measure. You still need to check the map using the link above, to ascertain the level for each municipality.


This page was becoming unwieldy, with information that was no longer pertinent. The important points and links are at the top of the page. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Nick

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