Nine communities establishing a curfew

The rapid increase in infections has led nine communities to establish a curfew. The curfew will again affect hotels, restaurants, clubs and bars.

The measures in force in each autonomous community:


  • A Covid passport or a negative diagnostic test is mandatory for the interior of reception, leisure and leisure establishments and for residences for the elderly and hospitals.
  • Indoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of two households.
  • New Year’s restrictions are left to the councils to decide.


  • A midnight curfew is in place for hotels and restaurants and at 2 a.m. for nightclubs.
  • Covid passports required in the hospitality industry for celebrations of more than ten people, nightlife, game rooms, visits to hospitals, specialized social centers and in large events with more than 500 participants in closed rooms and 1,000 open.


  • A curfew at 1 a.m. for the hotel, restaurant and nightclubs and a compulsory Covid certificate for access to social and health, cultural, sports, catering or leisure centers.

Balearic Islands

  • Covid passport compulsory in restaurants with more than 50 seats, cocktail bars or parties with more than 50 people. Also for health workers or, failing that, the performance of three weekly PCRs.

the Canary Islands

  • The Covid passport is voluntary and justice must decide whether to approve the curfew in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma and La Gomera for the nights of January 31 to January 1 and January 5.


  • The Covid passport is mandatory to access the interior of the hotel and nightlife, cultural events such as cinema, theater and other places of shows and mass events and sporting events – in the case of the latter two, it is limited to events in which eating and drinking is permitted.
  • No nightclubs in municipalities with the highest incidence of the virus and those with more than 5,000 inhabitants – you will not be able to open the nightlife. The capacity for sporting or cultural activities will also be reduced.

Castile and Leon

  • Further announcements are expected on Thursday
  • Recommended to limit family reunions to those who live together.

Castile La Mancha

  • Preventive measures to be taken in retirement homes.


  • Curfew from one to six in the morning with closure of the nightlife.
  • 70% reduction in capacity in various sectors
  • Limit social gatherings to a maximum of ten people.
  • A Covid passport is required for hotels, gyms and to visit relatives in residences.

Pays Basque

  • The Covid passport is mandatory for hospitals, residences, all hotels and restaurants, concert halls, music festivals and other cultural and artistic events in closed spaces, sports centers and gymnasiums.
  • Recommended for reducing and limiting family celebrations
  • Curfew from 1 a.m. for hotels and nightclubs
  • Capacity reduced to 60% in establishments and consumption ban in bars.


  • No mandatory restrictions in Extremadura
  • Recommended that tables cannot accommodate more than ten people
  • Recommended gatherings limited to cohabitants


  • Covid certificate to access the hotel and restaurant industry, nightlife, tourist hostels and health centers, services and establishments.
  • Curfew at midnight except Friday and Saturday which will be at 1:00 a.m. and nightlife closed from 3:00 a.m.
  • Reception limit to eight guests indoors and fifteen on the terrace.

La Rioja

  • Covid passport compulsory for people over 12 years old to access nightlife, restaurants with a capacity of more than 50 guests, residences, party rooms, gymnasiums and outdoor events of more than 1,000 members of the public in which it is possible to consume food and drink.
  • Bars, events and nightclubs are closed from 1:00 a.m.
  • Maximum of 10 and a maximum of two coexistence groups recommended in family reunions.


  • There are no additional restrictions in Madrid
  • The community will allow a couple of macro parties for New Years Eve that have Covid contingency plans.


  • Curfew for all non-essential activities from 1 a.m.
  • The number of guests per table in bars and restaurants is limited to ten indoors and twelve outdoors.
  • Nightlife, no use of dance floors is not allowed and consumption at the bar and outside will always be seated.
  • Covid passport required for nightlife and optional at places of celebration, restaurants and hotels.


  • The Covid passport requirement has been put in place to access special bars and nightclubs, restaurants with a capacity of more than 60 guests, for all kinds of indoor cultural shows, residences, hotels and gymnasiums.
  • Curfew for hospitality and nightlife between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Recommended gatherings and celebrations should be limited to a maximum of ten people and two family units.

Valencian Community

  • Covid passport required to access places of recreation and catering, regardless of their capacity, in spaces dedicated to recreational and random activities with food, in events and celebrations of more than 500 people and to enter hospitals and residences social services, as well as in gymnasiums or cinemas, circuses, sports facilities and places where food and drink are consumed.

Ceuta and melilla

  • In Ceuta, a Covid certificate is required for people over 12 years old to access indoor hotel and restaurant places with a capacity of more than 50 people, as well as to enter discos and other nightlife establishments or visiting the elderly in residences or patients in hospitals.
  • In Melilla, the Covid passport is mandatory for access inside hotel establishments and inside and outside nightlife establishments or those in which activities such as dancing are practiced, as well as to access residences, hospitals and prisons.

Currently only nine communities establish a curfew, but this is likely to change in the near future if the number continues to increase.

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James C. Tibbs