Current situation in Malaga
Malaga ended the month of April with the opening of interprovincial mobility in the region, bringing numerous visitors to Malaga from other parts of Andalusia. As it coincided with the last weekend and temperatures around 25ºC, it was especially noticeable on the beaches and in the Beach bars.
In hotels, the upturn in occupancy has also been noted. Forecasts by the Ministry of Tourism indicate that more than 80 percent of Andalusia’s hotel establishments will be open this May.
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The region is experiencing a gradual de-escalation in recent weeks, which will end with the end of the state of alarm as of 9 May, a month in which Malaga began with no deaths due to Covid.
Progressive de-escalation and end of state of alarm
The state of alarm ends at 00:00 hours on 9 May. This means a relaxation of some measures such as the end of the night curfew and perimeter closures and that from now we can travel freely throughout the country.
More than half of the province of Malaga, specifically 52 municipalities, currently have a low or very low level of transmission of the virus according to their incidence rate, all of them being municipalities with less than 4,000 inhabitants.
The large coastal municipalities of Málaga city, Marbella, Mijas, Torremolinos, Estepona, Fuengirola and Vélez-Málaga have an accumulated incidence of between 50 and 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks, and therefore there is a medium risk of transmission of the virus.
What is allowed from 9 May onwards?
• The night-time curfew is lifted
• The perimetral closure between autonomous communities is eliminated.
• The ban on meetings of more than six people in both public and private spaces is eliminated.
• Bars and restaurants open until 12 AM.
• Up to 8 people are allowed per table indoors, and 10 outdoors, depending on the phase
• Celebrations, same as the previous measure, with a maximum capacity of 300 people indoors and 500 outdoors
• Pubs and discos until 2 AM. Dancing is only allowed on outdoors dance floors
• Shows and cinemas: one free seat between spectators in phase 1. In other phases, one and a half metres
• Swimming pools and beaches: no time restrictions
Do you have doubts about travelling in times of Coronavirus? FAQ
• Restrictions on flights with or without stopovers from India, Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru and Colombia will be extended until 25 May, only residents of Spain or Andorra can enter.
• All passengers arriving from a country or area at risk (except children under 6 years of age) must have a negative PCR or MAT test for SARS-CoV-2 taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain.
• This certificate must be the original, in Spanish, English, French or German and may be submitted in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the accreditation document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
• Diagnostic tests such as rapid antibody tests, rapid antigen detection tests or high throughput serology (ELISA, CLIA, ECLIA) shall not be accepted until their standardized use in the European Union is accepted.
• If you are coming from abroad, you must fill in your Health Control Form (FCS) 48 hours before the flight and show the QR on arrival at Malaga airport. This form is available on the web site www.spth.gob.es and on the SPAIN TRAVEL HEALTH – SpTH App, from where you can easily obtain your travel QR. This form is available in different languages (Spanish, English, French and German).
Which countries or areas are considered at risk?
• The list of countries or areas at risk will be published every fortnight on the website of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and on the website of Spain Travel Health -SpTH. Any change in the affected territories will be effective 7 days after publication.
• These and many more frequently asked questions can be found on the official website of the Spanish airports AENA, available in Spanish and English.
• A very useful tip if you don’t know English: Copy and paste the complete URL http://www.aena.es/es/preguntasfrecuentes.html# into Google Translator and it will translate it into your own language!
Covid Test Centre at Malaga airport
Also of interest: At Malaga airport there is a Covid Test Centre where you can take several tests before returning home, complete information in our article.