April 16, 2021

Last day of the decree of Holy Week measures

The regional confinement in Catalonia, in force at least until April 19.

The regional confinement in Catalonia, in force at least until April 19.

This Friday is last day of the measures agreed by the Ministry of Health and communities to reduce mobility at Easter, but even if they end at midnight – at 00:01 on Saturday – the evolution of the pandemic will make the autonomies tighten restrictions and maintain perimeter closures for longer. Only the Community of Madrid, Extremadura and the Canary Islands, for now, will lift the regional closure this weekend, and the Balearic Islands, which decreed it on March 26, will do so on April 12.

Although the Canary Islands will lift the closure of the community, in force since March 26, it will keep it on the islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, where 2 of the 2.2 million inhabitants of the archipelago reside.

In Catalonia, from this Friday until April 19, it returns to the regional perimeter confinement in general, also for coexistence bubbles, in order to avoid displacements on the weekend. The entry and exit of the community without justified reason is also restricted. Teleworking is recommended and congresses, conventions, fairs and similar activities are suspended. In this way, Catalonia takes a step back after three consecutive weekends in which displacement within the community was allowed only with the bubble of coexistence. As of this Friday that is no longer possible.

The Valencian Community maintains its regional perimeter closure, in force since the end of October. And it will not be until May 4 -five days before the state of alarm subsides- when the Interdepartmental Commission of the Valencian Community meets to decide whether to lift the regional perimeter. However, it will allow meetings of two coexistence groups in the same address from Monday and extends from 4 to 6 the maximum in meetings in public areas and at tables in bars and restaurants.

Andalusia will maintain the current restrictions and the perimeter closure of the provinces for another two weeks.

In Navarra, the Superior Court of Justice has authorized the regional order that extends the perimeter closure until April 22 and the latest measures adopted that affect the hotel industry, capacity limits and mobility.

In the Basque Country, the province of Álava and Vitoria are closed from this Wednesday. You cannot enter or leave Álava or 25 other municipalities except for work or study reasons.

In Aragon, the official community bulletin will publish this Friday the extension of the autonomous confinement, as announced by President Javier Lambán, who has not revealed until what date it will be.

Castilla y León has also agreed to additional restrictions until April 19 due to a rise in the incidence of covid cases.

Cantabria plans to tighten the restrictions in the interior of the hotel industry and in the event capacity, while Asturias relaxes the measures and as of Saturday the 10th it reopens hotels and tourist accommodation. However, despite this relief of some measures in the hotel industry, the perimeter closure of the Principality will be in force until May 9, coinciding with the end of the state of alarm.


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