Restrictions due to the coronavirus in Madrid, Catalonia, the Basque Country, the Valencian Community and the rest of the autonomous communities

Publication: Friday, February 26, 2021 8:20 a.m.

Data from the third wave of coronavirus continues to improve. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, the cumulative incidence (IA) stands at 206 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while last Wednesday it was close to 220 cases. The same is happening with the pressure from healthcare, which has managed to drop below 30% of intensive care unit occupancy.

Health has reported 9,568 infections and 345 deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours. Figures which, added to the total tally during the pandemic, amount to 3,180,212 cases and 68,813 deaths since January 2020 in our country.

The positive development of the cases has meant that, in recent weeks, regional governments are gradually easing the restrictions put in place to stop the curves of the third wave. Madrid, Castile-La Mancha, Andalusia, Murcia, Castile and León … Several regions have decided to slow down the harshness of the measures.

Here is an overview of the regulations in each region:


Curfew at 11:00 p.m. Meetings at home and in private spaces with non-cohabiting persons are prohibited In public spaces, these meetings may be of a maximum of four people Accommodation and catering establishments must close at maximum at 11:00 p.m. Likewise, after 10:00 p.m., new customers will no longer be able to enter. On the other hand, home delivery services can be carried out until 00:00 a.m. The government of Madrid has also increased the number of diners who can consume on the terraces of the bars from four to six, as well as the compulsory use of a mask. Restaurants.


En esta región solo pueden abrir durante los fines de semana los comercios de productos esenciales (también se cierran los centros comerciales) .La hostelería seguirá abriendo por tramos para almuerzos y comidas.Confinamiento comarcal y toque de queda from 22:00 to 06:00 Hours.

Pays Basque

Closure of the perimeter of all the municipalities in the region. Of course, mobility will be authorized between neighboring municipalities for socio-economic and sports activities. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of four people. Hotel and restaurant establishments must close at 8:00 p.m. The curfew is maintained at 10 p.m. and the closure of other activities at 9 p.m. Bars and restaurants in the Basque Country can reopen even if they are in areas exceeding an AI of 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In addition, group sports activities will be prohibited.

Valencian Community

Closure of all hotels, with the exception of take-away meals or home catering Closure of shops at 6 p.m., except for essential services such as food and pharmacies Closure of sports facilities except for professionals State competitions It is maintained The curfew is at 10 p.m. Closure of the perimeter of the whole community and, on weekends and holidays, of municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants Meetings in public spaces between more than two people not living together are prohibited. In private spaces, this cannot be done.


Curfew at 10 p.m. Shops and hotels must close at 6 p.m. Meetings of more than four people have also been banned The closure of the perimeter is lifted in municipalities below 500 cases of AI per 100,000 inhabitants These measures will be in effect, at least, until February 26.


As for the hotel industry, in the municipalities of the province of Huesca, it remains open seven days a week until 8:00 p.m. At this same time, bars and restaurants in the provinces of Zaragoza and Teruel close Monday to Thursday (and at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays), except in the municipality of Teruel. 12:00 to 6:00 a.m. Meetings of up to four people, both in public and private spaces, are limited to the perimeter, until next March 4, the provinces of Teruel, Huesca and Zaragoza.


Limitation of the perimeter of the entire region Curfew at 10 p.m. Meetings of a maximum of six people in private spaces and of a maximum of four in the hotel sector. Shops, bars and restaurants must close at 8 p.m.


Certain measures are relaxed: shopping centers will be able to open on weekends, the capacity of cultural spaces is increased to 50% and the use of outdoor sports facilities will be authorized. Limitation of meetings to a maximum of six people. from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Castilla La Mancha

Curfew at 10 p.m., but mobility between municipalities is allowed. Eleven municipalities will remain on alert 3: El Casar, Sigüenza and Villanueva de la Torre (Guadalajara), Iniesta (Cuenca) and Casarrubios del Monte, Torrijos Fuensalida, Noblejas, Valmojado, La Puebla de Montalbán and Santa Cruz de la Zarza ( Toledo). The limit of six people maximum for meetings is maintained. The Government of Castilla-La Mancha has authorized the reopening of hotel establishments until 9 p.m., with a third It is allowed to open the capacity in the interiors of the hotel industry up to 50%, increasing to 75 % outside. Bar service is prohibited and customers must remain seated. Libraries, museums and archives, gymnasiums and leisure centers will be able to open with a third of the capacity. Bingo halls, gaming halls and betting houses will reopen with capacity. 50% maximum interior. Visits to retirement homes for the elderly are canceled.

Castile and Leon

Starting this Friday, February 26, all non-essential community activities, such as bars and restaurants, will be able to admit customers until 9:30 p.m., when closing is dictated at 10 p.m. the elderly are made more flexible The Council announced the end of the closure of the perimeter of its provinces, allowing mobility between them, although the closure of the perimeter of the entire community remains limited to meetings to a maximum of four people in the houses. The interior of bars and restaurants is closed.


Meetings of up to six people, in public and private spaces, with or without people living together. The hotels and shops can open until 10 p.m. In the first, the tables can accommodate up to four people, the capacity for religious services should be 40%. In the case of baptisms and communions, the maximum is 30 people outside and 15 inside.


On Monday, the president of Xunta announced a “gradual” de-escalation of measures: he thus established three levels of openness depending on the epidemiological situation. In the first, the “ councils ” with an AI of more than 500 cases will keep the hotel business closed, with the ban on meeting non-cohabitants and changing municipalities; in level two, where the “ boards ” are between 250 and 500 AI, four-person meetings are allowed and the hospitality industry will be able to open the terraces from this Friday until 6:00 p.m. In addition, mobility between Town Halls with the same IA is authorized at level 3; In other words, municipalities with less than 250 cases of AI will allow meetings of up to four non-cohabitants, open hotels can open their interiors to complete 30% of the capacity, while the exterior must be at 50% (both, until 6:00 a.m.). In addition, as at the previous level, it is allowed with city councils with the same level of AI. The curfew is at 10 p.m.

the Balearic Islands

The Balearic archipelago has banned meetings between non-cohabitants in Mallorca and Ibiza (in the rest of the islands, the maximum is six people). In addition, he ordered the closure of bars, restaurants and shopping centers and popular festivals are prohibited. Formentera is closed on the perimeter. This measure implies the restriction of entry and exit from the island of the island, with the exception of essential movements which must be justified.

the Canary Islands

The autonomous government of the Canary Islands applies its measures according to the level of alert. However, curfews are set on all islands at 10 p.m. until February 21, regardless of their alert level, and outdoor parties and festivals are prohibited. On islands with alert levels 1 and 2 (Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Fuerteventura) meetings are for a maximum of six people. On level 3 islands (Gran Canaria) meetings are limited to four people. level 4 (Lanzarote and La Graciosa), only a maximum of two people can meet.

La Rioja

Since Monday, February 22, the community of Riojan has relaxed some of its measures. In this line, meetings between non-cohabitants are again at a maximum of 6 people. The closure of the perimeter of all municipalities in La Rioja has been lifted, but the autonomous region will continue to be closed. Curfew from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. After a month of closure of the non-essential activity, it will be able to resume its activity from this Monday, but with some limitations: the hotel industry can open the interior of the premises to 30%, and terraces at 75%. However, the consumption of bars will remain prohibited.


The region has relaxed the measures and social gatherings between non-cohabitants have increased from 2 to 4 people. Working and reception hours have been extended until 10 p.m. The interior of bars and restaurants must remain closed, while outside, a maximum of four people per table can gather.


Bars and restaurants close at 9:00 p.m. From February 26th, the interior of the premises will be able to open up to 30% of the capacity. Meetings are for a maximum of six people. In addition, in the private space, meetings should be limited to the unit of coexistence. However, also from next Friday 26 February they will be able to go up to two coexistence groups, but in no case 6 people will be able to pass.The region has also banned smoking on the terraces. The community is maintained and the curfew between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. at least until March 11.

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