With the current easing of restrictions and ‘travel corridors’ created between many EU countries; you may be planning a trip overseas sometime soon. This could be a viewing trip to continue your property buying journey or just a holiday to get a feel for a particular area.
With any country, however, it’s worth knowing what to expect when you get there, especially considering the ‘new normal’ which has come about due to the coronavirus crisis. Here are some of the things you should be aware of when planning your trip to sunny Spain.
Many airlines are now offering flights to Spain, and the borders are also open to tourists who wish to travel by train, car or ferry. However, you should expect to have to wear a mask, undergo temperature checks and fill in a health card before entering the country.
Spain’s beaches have reopened, so you can take advantage of the amazing coastline. However, restrictions have been put into place to ensure that everyone enjoys their day by the sea safely.
Rules range from region to region, but you can expect strict guidance on hygiene, such as showering before you use the beach and wearing footwear in the toilets. Some will prohibit the eating of food and group games. Despite the new regulations, it’s still easy to enjoy everything that the beaches have to offer.
Bars, Restaurants and Hotels
Everyone is still expected to keep 1.5 metres apart in public, including in bars, restaurants and hotels. Most bars and restaurants are running at a reduced capacity, so it might be best to book ahead if you want to visit somewhere popular!
Sight-seeing and activities
Tourist attractions such as theatres and exhibitions have opened, but with reduced capacity and with social distancing in place. Concerts are going ahead but can only be outdoor and with a maximum capacity of 400 people. Nightclubs have also reopened with a reduced capacity and extra seating.
In recent days, Spain has imposed two local lockdowns in response to a surge in infection rates, one in Galicia and another in Catalonia. You should keep in mind that this could happen anywhere at any time, with no one permitted to leave or enter without special permission.
If you would like further advice on the selling process in Spain, download your free Spain Guide.
Why not split the cost and double the fun of owning a holiday in Spain by buying with family or friends? Read our guide to Buying Abroad with Family
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