What is the legal status in Spain after the ´State Of Alarm´ / ´Lockdown´?
How does this affect Spanish immigration procedures?
What are the ongoing Legal and Administrative Proceedings
further to the State of Alarm and the new Royal Decree (´New Normality´)
After its 98 days being active, the ´State of Alarm´ in Spain has been brought to an end and as of 21/06/2020, Spain enters into a legal state of ´New Normality´.
This new Royal Decree, much like its predecessor does carry restrictions. However, its freedom of movement will not feel as extreme and will allow Spain to return to what it knows best, tourism.
All restrictions of movement both for the Spanish population and EU visitors alike, are now nil, allowing freedom of movement within the Spanish territory.
Non-EU who are not residents of Spain, will have to wait for further updates.
The Covid-19 pandemic has effected everyone and everything in the system in which we live-in, but the time has now come where we have the opportunity to advance into a new safer beginning where we have an understanding of what is required in order to control this virus and its spread.
In the Royal Decree of the ´New Normality´ in Spain, the following should be legally adhered with:
- 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 1.5 meters should be carried out at all times
- 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:
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 distancing of 1.5 meters should be carried out at all times.
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 changed times.