New Covid19 rules : Overview of important rules and regulations of the Comunidad Valenciana

Informacion of 11 April 2021

Relaxation of Corona restrictions from Monday 12 April until 25 April.
– Family meetings at home with another family with no limit on the number of people are possible again.
– up to 6 people can meet in public again
– the number of people at tables in bars and restaurants will be increased to 6.
– sporting activities can be shared by up to a maximum of 6 people.
For the time being, however, the President wants to keep the existing curfews (10 p.m. – 6 a.m.), the perimeter closure and the 30% capacity rule of restaurants (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) until the end of the state of alert on 9 May for the whole of Spain.

Information from March 12, 2021

The Comunidad Valenciana is relaxing some Corona restrictions after all due to the decline in infection numbers. As of next Monday, March 15, may
– restaurants to reopen their indoor areas and occupy one third of the seats available there,
as well as fully use outdoor patios again.
-Indoor food service establishments, however, are not permitted to provide service at the counter or bar, and tables may be occupied both
be occupied both indoors and outdoors by no more than 4 people. Indoors, adequate ventilation must also be provided, as
Ventilation must be provided, according to the paper on which the relaxations are based.
– Opening hours will remain limited to 6 p.m.
– Gymnasiums, sports centers and swimming pools may also reopen from Monday with a maximum of one-third of their normal capacity
– Celebrations or events, as well as funeral ceremonies, may be held with a maximum of 15 people indoors and
a maximum of 20 people for outdoor events, subject to compliance with all hygiene and distance rules.
– In addition, with all the aforementioned relaxations, the mask requirement continues to apply.

As also announced by the President of the Autonomous Community, Ximo Puig, this afternoon at a press conference, the so-called perimeter closure of the Comunidad Valenciana remains in force until at least April 12.
Thus, no intra-Spanish tourism is possible at Easter, as we have already reported here today.
The existing curfew hours (22:00 to 06:00) also remain in place.
Meetings in houses or apartments also continue to be restricted – with the known exceptions – to roommates living together.
The new regulations will apply for the time being until April 12, 2021.

Information from 26 February 2021

Corona restrictions loosen from 1 March: Bars open, curfew remains – all info up to date
As previously reported here, the restriction measures due to Covid-19 for the Comunidad Valenciana will change from next Monday. Here are the changes communicated from Valencia:

  • Bars and restaurants may reopen as of 01 March. Restriction: only opening of outdoor terraces, maximum occupancy 75%, maximum 4 persons per table, meeting with 3 “non-household” persons thus allowed, distance rules as before, mask obligation, smoking ban. Opening of the terraces is possible until 18:00.
  • Home visits/meetings at home: here the previous rules remain, so still no non-household visits or meetings at home allowed, exception: necessary help, business visits such as service work, gardeners etc.
  • Closure of the Comunidad Valenciana remains for the time being, i.e. autonomous community may only be entered or left for the reasons that have applied so far
  • Opening hours of commerce: shops may open until 8 p.m. from Monday (previously 6 p.m.), capacity limit rises to 50%.
  • Perimeter closure of large towns of 50,000 or more inhabitants: to be lifted from 5 March. Subject to the curfew rules, the 16 towns concerned will therefore be open again at weekends from 5 March / closure on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. will thus no longer apply from that date onwards
  • Nightly curfew 22:00 hrs to 6:00 hrs: will remain in place
  • Parks and similar facilities: will reopen on Monday
  • Sports: permitted outdoors without masks
  • Mask obligation: remains as before

Information from 12 February 2021

The restrictions currently in place in the Comunidad Valenciana because of the Covid-19 crisis will continue until at least 1 March 2021. This was announced yesterday by the President of the Autonomous Community, Ximo Puig, after a government meeting in Valencia. Puig said that the current decline in the incidence of infections is encouraging, but cannot mean that existing regulations should be relaxed immediately. “The measures are working, but they must remain in place,” Puig said verbatim.
On the prospects from the beginning of March, Puig said that at that time relaxations might be possible with “the utmost caution”. This could then mean, for example, that gastronomy could offer service on terraces again from March. However, everything depends on the further development of the infection, Puig said. In any case, all existing restrictions will remain in force unchanged until 1 March.

Information from 25 January 2021

Comunidad Valenciana adopts new Corona restrictions valid from 25 January 2021.

Cities with a population of 50,000 or more will be closed at weekends.
– Entry and exit will only be possible at the specified times in certain exceptional cases.
– The closure times will start on Fridays at 15:00 and last until Mondays at 6:00.
– The cities affected are Valencia, Alicante, Elche, Castellón, Torrevieja, Torrent, Orihuela, Gandía, Paterna, Benidorm, Sagunt, Alcoy, Sant Vicent del Raspeig, Elda-Petrer and Vila-Real.

Other restrictions on social gatherings
In public spaces, whether indoors or outdoors, family or social gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 2 people who can meet – unless the people meeting live in the same household.
In private space (i.e. at home), the following applies:
– Family or social private meetings within the house/apartment are generally limited to persons living together in that household.
– Private family visits at home are thus generally not permitted, unless the persons meeting live in the same household.
The following exceptions apply to both requirements:
Educational activities, work, business or institutional meetings or visits, and meetings/visits for the care of vulnerable persons (e.g. elderly, disabled or minors).

The new restrictions come into force tomorrow, Monday 25 January 2021, and will initially apply until 15 February.
The previously implemented restrictions, including the perimeter closure of the Comunidad Valenciana, will remain in force – unaffected by these tightenings.

Information from 20 January 2021

Here are the new regulations (information from “Calpino”):
The Autonomous Government of the Comunidad Valenciana has announced today tightened restrictions on public life due to the increase in Covid-19 infections. From next Thursday, 21/01/2021, the following regulations will come into force:
– The catering and hotel industry will generally have to close. Consumption will then not be allowed in restaurants, either inside or on terraces. Only collection or home delivery will then be possible.
– All sporting activities – except professional competitions – will be prohibited.
– Sports facilities will be closed.
– Shops will generally have to close at 6.00 pm. Exceptions apply only to food retailers, pharmacies and “important” shops.
– Schools and educational institutions, however, will remain open.

The announced tightening will come into force tomorrow, Thursday 21.01.2021 at 00:00 hrs and will apply for the time being until and including 03 February 2021.

Information from 11 November

The President of the Autonomous Community, Mr Ximo Puig, today announced that the corona restrictions currently in force, such as

the night-time curfew, the closure of the borders of the Comunidad Valenciana and the ban on meetings of more than 6 people will continue until 9 December. Mr Puig also said that no further measures are currently planned by his government. Quoting verbatim from an interview with Tele 5, he said: “We will continue the roadmap until 9 December, as long as the pandemic does not lead to an acceleration of hospital admissions, which would lead us to reconsider the situation”.

As was announced today, from 23 November, Spain will require travellers coming from so-called risk countries to undergo a PCR test. At present, all European countries except Finland are considered to be risk countries. ( Countries/regions where there are more than 50 newly infected persons per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days are considered to be at risk

The test may not be more than 72 hours old when you enter the country. The previous corona controls, such as temperature and visual checks of the persons entering the country, remain unaffected. The health form, which must be filled out on this website before entry, will be supplemented by a corresponding question regarding the presence of a PCR test. The test certificate must be carried along in the original – in Spanish or English – in paper form or electronically. For European Union countries and Schengen associated countries, the definition of the so-called “risk areas” concerned corresponds to the criteria laid down in the EU Recommendation 2020/1475. travel agencies or

tour operators, air or sea carriers and any other company or agency marketing tickets must inform their passengers of this obligation when booking.

Breaches of this regulation could be punishable by fines of up to €6000.

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