Spanish Laws on Covid 19

Remember that local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to comply with them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices, as your behavior may be considered inappropriate, hostile or even illegal. In addition to complying with local laws, companies must ensure (in coordination with the prevention department) that steps are taken to properly assess employee risks and business continuity impact, and adjust their plans accordingly. Note that in some parts of Spain, especially Valencia, there are laws that allow local authorities to appropriate rural land for development and charge landowners a portion of the cost of that development. Alcoholic spirits are generally sold in bars and restaurants in Spain in much larger quantities than in Ireland. The consumption of alcohol in public places, with the exception of authorized bars and restaurants, is prohibited in Madrid, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. Failure to comply with these laws may result in a fine. Companies operating in affected areas must comply with local regulations and guidelines from international bodies such as the World Health Organization. They may also be subject to local laws requiring them to take special measures or notify health authorities if there is a suspicion that one of their employees is sick or showing symptoms. When traveling abroad, citizens should make sure they have all the details about their regular medications, medical history, allergies and drug sensitivities with them so that they can be discussed with a doctor in case further medical treatment is needed. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to enter a quarantine hotel. The UK government does not cover the costs of mandatory quarantine for UK nationals.

The news is welcomed by British citizens as it comes just in time for the mid-term holidays. The government website states: “All COVID-19 travel restrictions for travelers to Spain have been lifted. The rules that previously applied to travellers arriving in Spain no longer apply. As an Irish resident, you are entitled to healthcare through the public system of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland if you become ill or injured while temporarily in that country. Make sure you get or renew your EHIC (the new name for E111) before you go, and remember that you`ll need it for everyone travelling in your group. The protocols will help ensure consistent and appropriate processing, thereby reducing the risk of claims. Truck drivers should be aware that fines related to lap counters and other irregularities are strictly enforced by the Spanish police. These fines are very high and must be paid either on the spot or by bank transfer. The latter can be done directly or by the Spanish agent of the carrier, if he has one. Once payment has been made, the vehicle can continue. A complaint form will be provided with the receipt.

Public meetings and demonstrations may take place without or without warning. Find out more, including vaccines approved in the UK or approved by the World Health Organization, about COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad. Check that you have adequate insurance and read the fine print of the vehicle`s rental agreement (especially the waiver that comes into effect if the vehicle is damaged). Employers may also consider implementing measures to minimize the risk of employees becoming infected with CoVID-19 in the workplace, such as health screening questionnaires for employees returning from abroad who postpone or cancel non-essential business trips and meetings. Employers must ensure that they avoid any unlawful discrimination that may arise when (for example) workers of a certain nationality or ethnicity are selected for inspections. Spain now welcomes all tourists, regardless of vaccination status, recovery or test. Validity: From 14 days after the second dose of vaccine (or dose only, for single-dose vaccines). The following vaccines are accepted: Employers may also consider measures to screen visitors to their premises, such as requiring them to certify that they have not recently visited a high-risk area. In this sense, some employers in Spain provide their employees with a questionnaire to collect information about the possible risks of infection. However, it is important to note that if necessary for such a practice, the employee`s consent should only be given if there is a reasonable and real risk of infection in order to ensure the health and safety of all employees in the workplace. Ignacio de la Oliva Agulló Honorary Consul of Ireland Avenida de Jerez Nº 21 Edificio Bayort 41013 – Seville Spain Please also note that the requirements for religious marriages vary depending on the denomination and region in which an applicant lives and that you should clarify the requirements with the competent authority in a timely manner. Ms Eileen Izquierdo Lawlor Honorary Consul of Ireland C/Ginés de Castro Alvarez 12, 3B 35500 Arrecife Lanzarote Spain Anyone in Spain, regardless of nationality, must present identification when using credit and debit cards.

You may be able to use a driver`s licence or photocopy of your passport, but you may be asked to present your original passport. The type of accommodation you may differ from the specifications of your hotel, villa or other pre-booked place to stay.