All information of this page has been ( Google) translated and comes from the official Government website. ( Link at base of article) This is part one of two as the article would otherwise be a little to much to take in at once.

You MUST travel alone, unless you accompany people with disabilities, minors, the elderly, or for any other justified reason, to carry out the following activities:

  1. Acquisition of food, pharmaceuticals and basic necessities.
  2. Assistance to health centres, services and establishments.
  3. Commuting to the workplace.
  4. Return to the habitual place of residence.
  5. Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.
  6. Travel to financial and insurance entities.
  7. Due to force majeure or a situation of need.
  8. Any other activity of a similar nature must be done individually, unless accompanied by people with disabilities or for other justified cause.

The circulation of private vehicles is also allowed for carrying out these activities or for refueling at gas stations or service stations. In these cases, only one person can travel for each row of seats, maintaining the greatest possible distance between the occupants.

Remember that, in any displacement, you must respect the recommendations and obligations issued by the health authorities.

2. How many people can go in a car?

Only individual movements are allowed, unless accompanying people with disabilities, minors, the elderly, or for other just cause.

In these cases, Order TMA / 278/2020, establishes that, in vehicles with up to nine seats, including the driver, in which more than one person must travel in the vehicle, it will be respected that a maximum of one person per row is required. of seats, maintaining the greatest possible distance between the occupants 

 3. Can I leave my City / Province?

Remember first of all that movements are VERY restricted. Avoid leaving home as much as possible except for unavoidable causes. You can do it in the general assumptions, if you go alone @ – unless you are accompanying people with disabilities, minors, elders, or for another justified reason – and only for the reasons mentioned above.

4. How many people can go in a TAXI / VTC?

In accordance with the Order TMA / 254/2020, of March 18, which dictates instructions on road and air transport, only individual movements are allowed, unless accompanied by persons with disabilities, minors, seniors , or for another justified cause.

In addition, in Order TMA / 278/2020, of March 24, it is established that, in vehicles of up to nine seats, including the driver, in which more than one person must travel in the vehicle, it will be respected that it goes maximum one person for each row of seats, maintaining the greatest possible distance between the occupants.

So one person per legally endorsed taxi, or one per row in a mini-van.

5. Can the goods move freely?

Yes. Freight transportation, including removals, is not limited during the state of alarm and is not affected by restrictions. Nor for the restitution of land borders declared since March 17.

6. Is the Spanish airspace closed?

No. Spain has not closed the airspace, but it has reduced the number of passenger flights to minimize the risks of contagion.

Connections between the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands with the peninsula, as well as on inter-island routes, have also been restricted.

Finally, the following connections have been prohibited: Italy, Melilla and Ceuta.

State aircraft, cargo flights, positional, humanitarian, medical or emergency flights are also allowed.

7.  I am outside of Spain. Is there a maximum date for my return?

It is recommended that Spanish citizens who are abroad and need to return to Spain who want to return do so as soon as possible.

There are countries that are restricting their flights with Spain. We do not know with certainty how the world air transport situation will develop in the coming days.

8. Can you go to work in a minibus? And by car with more than one person?

Yes, you can go to work both by bus, public transport or company bus, as well as by tourist vehicle, either a public transport (taxi or VTC) or a private or company car.

If you travel by bus, any kind of them, you must respect the travel conditions, access through the back door if the bus does not have a screen, do not sit in the back row of the driver and maintain maximum separation from other travelers.

And if you travel by tourist vehicle to go to the workplace, only one person can travel for each row of seats, maintaining the greatest possible distance between the occupants.

Remember to keep all the necessary precautions and follow the recommendations established by the Ministry of Health!

However, whenever possible, it is recommended to use the mobility options that best guarantee interpersonal distance.

 9. Can I travel by public transport?

Remember first of all that movements are restricted to very strict assumptions. Avoid leaving home as much as possible except for causes that cannot be postponed

The public transport network can only be used to solve the mobility needs that these strict assumptions require, and it works every day so that they can be done in the best possible conditions.

We have established a security personnel device to order access to stations that can accommodate the largest number of passengers, and the number of people aboard a bus has also been limited to one third.

Remember to keep all the necessary precautionary measures and follow the recommendations established by the Ministry of Health: go out as little as possible, maintain the separation between people (at least one meter), etc.

 10. What do I have to know if I travel by bus?

In accordance with the Order TMA / 254/2020, of March 18, which dictates instructions regarding road and air transport, on trips, public or private, by bus, the number of seats occupied may not be more than a third of the seats available for maximum vehicle occupancy.

In addition, we remind you that:

  • Unless the driver is protected by a screen, you must access the vehicle through the back door unless you are going to buy a ticket inside.
  • You don’t sit directly behind the driver’s seat.
  • You must seek the maximum possible separation between your travel companions