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Spain’s second State of Alarm – NINE exceptions to nationwide curfew

Jack Troughton | October 26, 2020
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Spain rushed through a second nationwide ‘state of alarm’ on Sunday, 25th October, to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a televised press briefing on Sunday, PM Pedro Sanchez announced a nationwide state of alarm to last until ‘9th May’ next year.

The official text in Spain’s national bulletin (read it here) introduces a national curfew from 23:00 – 06:00 every night.

The Valencian Community has introduced its own curfew with separate rules – read here. Some cities have imposed their own travel restrictions but so far the Valencian Community has not.

For readers living in or travelling around Spain’s other 16 autonomous communities, read exceptions to the curfew here:

  1. Acquisition of medicines, health products and other essential items.
  2. Visiting health centres, services and establishments.
  3. Assistance to veterinary care centres for urgent reasons.
  4. Complying with work, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.
  5. Returning to a place of habitual residence after carrying out an activity outlined here.
  6. Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with a disability or vulnerable people.
  7. Due to fuerza mayor (a relevant situation of emergency, whether personal or work-related).
  8. Any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited.
  9. Filling-up at petrol stations or service stations, if necessary to perform activities outlined here.