Last month, the government made a U-turn and announced that anyone travelling to the UK from Spain will face 14 days in quarantine. The government made the move after there was a rise in cases across some regions of the country, including Catalonia. Now, the Foreign Office (FCO) has updated its advice.
“You should consult the Ministry of Health map for information on their locations.
“If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.”
The new advice explains some of Catalonia’s new rules for residents and travellers.
It added: “One of those outbreaks has affected parts of Catalonia (namely parts of Barcelona metropolitan area, and the areas of La Noguera, El Segria and L’Alt Empordà), where local authorities have asked residents only to leave their accommodation for essential activities.
“Meetings of more than 10 people in public or private are prohibited, and the authorities have ordered the closures of nightclubs, gyms, and restrictions to the capacity and opening hours of bars and restaurants.
“These measures will be in place until further notice.
“The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of six years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
“Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice.
“You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.”
Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should also be observed.
The region of Andalusia has also announced that it will be introducing new fines to anyone caught flouting the rules.
The fines are up to the amount of around £540,000.