Easter is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated holidays in Spain. Spanish people usually take advantage of these days to travel, both inside and outside the country. Also, during these dates Spain usually receives an avalanche of tourists, due to its festivities and the arrival of good weather. However, this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are experiencing a different kind of Easter. What can you do this Easter?

The Spanish Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities have agreed on a series of measures to control the transmission of the virus. These measures must be complied with by all the autonomous regions and have been published in the Official State Gazette (Boletín Oficial del Estado, BOE). Read on to find out what you can do this Easter.

Domestic travel at Easter

Can I travel within Spain? The answer is clear: NO. All the autonomous communities, except the Community of Madrid, have agreed to a perimeter closure of their territory. In other words, we cannot leave the autonomous community in which we live. However, this measure does not affect the Balearic and Canary Islands, and has the usual exceptions. Some of these exceptions are work obligations, health reasons, return to the habitual residence, and so on.

The situation in Madrid

The Community of Madrid has voted against the measures approved by the Spanish Government. However, the BOE indicates that the measures are mandatory for all autonomous communities. In addition, the rest of the autonomous regions do apply the closures in their territory, which means that Madrid is also isolated.


The curfew schedules are different in each autonomous community. Even so, all curfews are limited, at the latest, between 11 PM and 6 PM. Autonomous communities may apply stricter schedules if they wish to do so.

Home meetings

Meetings inside houses are only allowed with cohabitants. This means that under no circumstances may you meet with friends in private spaces. Meetings between non-cohabiting partners are only allowed in public places. These meetings are limited to four people in enclosed public spaces and six people in open public spaces.

Bars and restaurants

Bars and restaurants remain open in all autonomous communities, although opening hours vary depending on the community. In the Madrid region, bars and restaurants are open until 11 PM, while in other regions, such as Valencia, they close at 6 PM.

Remember that these measures will be in force in all Spanish autonomous communities until next Friday, 9 April, except in the Canary and Balearic Islands. Even so, within your autonomous community you can also make countless plans to enjoy this Easter in a different way. Here are some ideas for things to do in Madrid:

Happy Easter!



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