The Junta de Andalucía has published a decree announcing the closure of its 785 municipal borders, among other measures – read the document in Spanish here.
Andalucía will confine its 8.4 million residents within their town borders tomorrow, Tuesday 9th November, at 00:00 hours.
Police stops could meet anyone entering or entering one of Andalucía’s 785 municipios, with the potential of fines for unjustified journeys. (See below.)
In a televised announcement on Sunday, Andalucía president Juanma Moreno also announced the closure of the autonomous community’s borders until 23rd November.
Additional measures include:
- The closure of all non-essential business activity after 6pm each day – this includes hotels, leisure centres, casinos, and any other business outside the hospitality and pharmaceutical industries.
- The nighttime curfew will start at 22:00 until 07:00 the following day, each day.
- University classes must be taught remotely via digital means, except practical classes. Schools and colleges will remain open.
- Granada has extra prohibitions to close all non-essential business activity.
- The measures will be in place until 23rd November.
Below are the justified reasons for entering or exiting municipalities across Andalucía:
- Assistance to health centres, services and establishments.
- Compliance with labour, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.
- Attendance at university, teaching and educational centres, including schools of early childhood education.
- Returning to a place of habitual or family residence.
- Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.
- Travel to financial and insurance entities or refuelling stations in bordering territories.
- Required or urgent actions before public, judicial or notarial bodies.
- Renewals of permits and official documentation, as well as other procedures administrative without postponement.
- Taking exams or official tests that cannot be postponed.
- Displacement to carry out collection acts in orchards by their owners or tenants, as well as the care and feeding of domestic animals.
- Travel for the acquisition of food products by those who have their habitual residence in localities that, being from another municipal term, lack establishments that allow the acquisition of such products and are bordering localities with municipalities with limited mobility.
- Travel to veterinary care centres.
- Displacements of high-level or high-performance athletes, coaches, judges or federated referees, for sports activities authorised by the health authorities, which will be accredited by a sports license or certificate.
- Due to ‘fuerza mayor‘ or situation of need.
- Any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited.