What is the legal status in Spain during the current ´State Of Alarm´ / ´Lockdown´ ?
How does this affect Spanish immigration procedures?
What are the Legal and Administrative Proceedings during the current
State Of Alarm, Royal Decree, impossed 25 October 2020
As of 25/10/2020 a ´State of Alarm´ in Spain has been impossed.
This Royal Decree, much like its predecessor carries restrictions to prevent the spread of Covi-19, however because of what has been learned to date during the pandemic thus far, the restrictions which are to be impossed are much less confining and will allow daily life to continue as nornal as possible.
In the Royal Decree of 25th October ´State Of Alarm´ in Spain, the following should be legally adhered with:
- The Spanish Government confirms to limit from 22nd December 2020, the entry into Spanish territory of residents of the United Kingdom, except Spanish nationals or residents in Spain.
- From 23rd November 2020, entry into Spain will require a PCR or TMA test-result which shows negative for Covid-19 within 72 hours prior to your entry.
- Curfew impossed between 23:00 – 06:00 where the public must remain at home, unless of emergency (regional governments can change this by 60 mins)
- Obligatory use of face-masks in all public domains to be adhered to at all times, no matter of social distancing
- Obligatory use of face-masks on all public transport
- Social distancing of 2 meters should be carried out at all times
- Social meetings limmited
- Health controls in Spanish airports
- Use of face-masks in the workplace (all service staff should use a face-mask at all times)
Mandatory Measures Below:
Until further notice only residents of Spain are permitted into travel to Spanish territory.
The Spanish Government confirms to limit from 22nd December 2020, the entry into Spanish territory of citizens from the United Kingdom, except Spanish nationals or residents in Spain. It is not, therefore, a total suspension. This measure has been carried out after the meeting of the European Union crisis mechanism, which today has analysed the effects of the new strain of coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom.
From 23rd November 2020, passengers of over 6 years of age entering into Spain from any *high risk country for Covid must produce documentation which demonstrates that the traveler has taken a Covid-19 PCR or TMA test with a results certificate which shows a negative result within 72 hours of their entry into Spain and which contains at least the following information: passenger name; passport number or national ID cardnumber that matches the number given by the passenger on the Spanish government’s health form; date of the test; full details of the centre that carried out the test; method used for testing; and confirmation of a negative result.
There is also a government health form which travellers have been asked to complete during the pandemic which includes questions on the PCR test.
Request your entry Health-Form HERE.
Children below the age of 6 years can travel without this test documentation.
Countries with entry restrictions detailed below:
*HIGH-RISK COUNTRIES IN THE EU/EEA
Denmark (except Faroe Islands and Greenland)
Greece (except the regions of Kitri, Ionia Nisia, Dytiki Ellada and Sterea Ellada)
Norway (except the regions of Rogaland, Møre og Romsdal, Nordland, Viken, Innlandet, Vestfold og Telemark, Agder, Vestland, Trøndelag and Troms og Finnmark)
Portugal (except the Azores)
HIGH-RISK COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EU / EEA
Bosnia and Herzegovina
French Polynesia (France)
Ukraine United Arab Emirates
United States of America
There is an obligatory use of face-masks in all public domains.
This is to adhered to at all times, no-matter of social distancing.
There is an obligatory use of face-masks in all public transport in Spain.
Social meetings limmited to a maximum of 6 people
Health controls at both Spanish airports and most transport hubs are now in place, at which, all passengers are expected to comply as indicated.
It is now compulsary for Service staff to use face-masks at all times when attending and providing their services to the public.
- Emergency services
- Public transport staff
- Life guards
- All public service staff
At this point, with the promulgation of the Royal Decree of ‘New Normality‘, we are pleased to announce the return of an almost complete service from the government which will allow the process of residency applications in Spain.
Our two main priorities right now are to continue providing an uninterrupted service to our customers while maintaining the safety and well-being of our staff. To ensure that our team remains healthy and fully functional, we have done the following:
Minimum of 50% home office for all
With the initiation of this new decree, we have continued with our remote work where a minimum of 50% of our time is carried out from the safety our our own homes. All SpainResidency employees are given full online support, so that they can work efficiently and safely.
100% ready infrastructure
Our infrastructure has been completely ready for the massive work-from-home situation long before the Coronavirus outbreak. We have always provided remote work options and many of our employees have taken advantage of this over the years. To this end, the system has been used, tested and is ready for this situation.
Our Continued Service
We are now back running operations almost as before and with the continued re-opening of governmental residency services, we continue to ensure the availability, quality and speed of our services. However, we would like to thank you for your understanding in case of occasional delays in our support answers. After all, this have been an extraordinary situation.
You can rely on our continued service during new and changing times.