Andalucia’s plans to open up for Christmas
We are delighted to announce that Andalucia is reopening and restrictions eased for Christmas! Andalucia has announced a two-phase plan to lift current coronavirus restrictions over the coming weeks and festive period. To make this transition as safe as possible, the Junta has introduced different measures in place from December 12th to 17th and from December 18th to January 10th.
1. Phase I: From midnight (tonight 12th December) to the 17th of December restrictions include:
- Permission to move between municipalities like for example from Marbella to Estepona within one province, in our case is Malaga.
- Non-essential businesses including shops will be permitted to remain open until 21:00.
- Restaurants and bars still have to close at 6pm, while people can pick up deliveries until 21:30 (delivery until 11:30pm).
- The curfew also remains the same, from 10pm to 7am.
2. Phase II: From midnight December 18th to January 10th restrictions include:
- Travel permitted between the provinces of Andalucia.
- Shops will resume to normal opening hours.
- Bars and restaurants are now opens in two turns, first turn continue to close at 18:00 but will be allowed to re-open from 8pm to 10:30pm for the second turn.
- Our nearest and popular ski resort in Granada called Sierra Nevada is reopening on 18th of December.
- The curfew will be from 11pm until 6am.
3. Festive Period (December 23rd to January 6th) restrictions include:
- Permitted to enter and exit Andalucia (eg. Madrid) to visit family.
- In Andalucia, a concept of a close to family, in Spanish called “allegado” has been suppressed as it is considered ambiguous and difficult to control. Meaning that only family can be getting together for celebrations.
- Family events at home must not exceed 10 people on December 24th, 25th and 31st and 1st of January.
Travelling to Spain? Make sure you have your negative Covid-19 test with you when you fly (children under six are exempt). There are two options available: PCR Test or TMA Test. Both tests are swab sample from nose or throat. The difference in practice is that the results from the TMA test come back in around two hours whereas the PCR test takes longer. The TMA test is also usually cheaper.
As the year 2020 comes to an end, we at Nordica Marbella would like to thank all of our clients and owners for the difficult year that has passed. We look forward to starting a fresh year and continuing to help you with all of your property needs. On behalf of all of the team, we wish you and your loved one’s health and safety during this festive period.