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FAQ on Spain's lockdown situation | Updated 28/05/2020
Spain has begun the four phases of de-escalation plan and hopes to return to "new normality" by the end of June 2020.
1. When can I travel to Spain?
The President has announced that Spain will welcome tourists from July 1st.
2. Will I have to quarantine myself for two weeks after arriving in Spain?
No. The two-weeks quarantine requirement for international arrivals are said to be lifted on July 1st.
3. Are the lockdown rules applied equally in all the country?
No. Some regions move through de-escalation phases quicker than others. For this reason, the restrictions vary all over Spain. The areas where the situation is evolving positively may re-open earlier to international tourists than others.
4. Is social distancing required and do I have to wear a face mask?
Social distancing measures are required in all public spaces. Face masks must be worn in all public spaces - open and closed - where 2 metres distance cannot be respected.
5. Are hotels already open?
Hotels are currently allowed to open with certain restrictions. Therefore they are in the process of implementing all hygiene and safety measures to welcome the guests and ensure their health. So you can find some hotels already open and some still closed.
6. Are restaurants currently open?
Yes. Restaurants started reopening-up following safe social distancing requirements between customers. Depending on the region, some restaurants operate at 50% capacity in outdoor terraces, and some can operate at 40% capacity in indoor seating areas.
7. Are the shops open?
Yes. Small businesses already re-opened their shops while shopping centres can open with reduced capacity.
8. Can I visit the museums?
Yes. The museums are open following operational, hygiene and safety restrictions.