Covid-19 Restrictions on Cruising: Spain


including Canary Islands


Status Summary

  1. Can I and my crew get to my boat and back?
    • As of 26/07/20 the UK Government has removed Spain from the list of countries which are exempt from the FCO restrictions on non essential travel.
    • This is due to a spike in cases in Catalonia, Aragon and Navarra areas of NE Spain, Cases of infection are much lower in the Canaries and Balearics islands and hence there is a possibility that rules on travel to and from the islands may be relaxed earlier than mainland Spain
    • However at the moment travelling to Spain for non essential travel is against Government advice and hence may invalidate your health insurance
    • Hence anyone returning from Spain to UK after 26/07/20 will will be required to self isolate for 14 days

  2. Restrictions sailing in-country and cross-border
    On 8th June Spain entered Phase Three of its Covid-19 lockdown relaxation process. Under which cruising and recreational activities (including charter) may resume without limitations, other than those that generally apply, including geographical restrictions and enhanced sanitary measures

    Spain officcally ended its State of Emergency on 21 June and all borders have been open since 1st July.

  3. Social restrictions and requirements (and any special points)
    The following anti Covid-19 measures are in place in Spain:
    • The use of face masks to cover nose and mouth is generally obligatory to anyone over the age of 6 years old in all public spaces in Spain
    • However, the rules around the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, and in some parts of Spain may be only be required where it is not possible to maintain 1.5m social distancing, Check the local requirements
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel
    • Track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep passengers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • Hotels, bars, shops and restaurants will have implemented measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • Expect capacity restrictions in place at beaches such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.

    If visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread

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Reviewed: 04/08/20

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