Spain has slowly eased its lockdown measures meaning that tourists are now able to visit the country for their summer holiday. However, there has been a recent spike in COVID-19 cases and such you need to err on the side of caution if you are travelling. Below is how to plan your flight to Benidorm during COVID-19.
What are the lockdown restrictions in Spain?
Spain was one of the most affected countries during the COVID-19 outbreak and the country declared a state of emergency, but this was lifted on June 21st and borders were reopened. Some of the measures in place include social distancing which is 1.5 metres and the obligatory use of face masks in public spaces as well as restrictions on the number of people allowed on public beaches. These are all factors that you should consider when travelling to Benidorm.
Have there been any local lockdowns?
Worryingly there has been an increase in the number of reported cases and as such there have been lockdowns in some local areas. If you are worried that an area of Benidorm is in lockdown then you should check with Spain’s Ministry of Health who provide a map with information on local outbreaks.
Do I have to quarantine when I arrive in Spain?
If you are planning on travelling to Benidorm, you don’t have to worry about going into self-isolation but there are a couple of things you will need to adhere to when you arrive. You will have to provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19 48 hours prior to travel, perform a temperature check and undergo a visual health assessment.
What if I’m already in Benidorm?
If you are already in Benidorm there is no need to panic and you do not need to cut short your holiday. If you are already halfway into your holiday then you just need to continue to follow the health and safety advice from the local authorities and adhere to any policies they have put in place – remember this is for your safety and those around you.
Check your flight
Don’t arrive at the airport and then suddenly be surprised if your flight is cancelled for any reason that might be connected to COVID-19. Make sure you check with your airline or travel provider that there are no issues or delays that might affect your holiday, it is better to be safe than sorry.