Covid-19: Lockdown measures lifted

Spain has ended its national state of emergency after three months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The country’s 47 million residents can freely travel for the first time since mid-March and visitors from Britain and the 26 European countries that allow visa-free travel can visit Spain without going through a two-week quarantine.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said that hygiene controls must be followed and had this warning: “The virus can return and it can hit us again in a second wave, and we have to do whatever we can to avoid that at all costs.” 

Face masks are still mandatory if it is not possible to maintain 1.5m social distancing – and must be worn on public transport or if people not from the same household are travelling together in one vehicle.