Tourist Establishments Will Have to Close Within Seven Days

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All holidaymakers are being told to leave Spain as soon as possible amid the coronavirus outbreak. An FCO spokesperson said: "The Spanish government have confirmed that all hotels will close in Spain from Tuesday 24th March.

The concentration of people in tourist accommodation, which must share certain common spaces, implies an increased risk of contagion, which is why, given the situation of restriction in the mobility of people, it is necessary, to guarantee the containment of the pandemic and proceed with closure.

The order establishes the suspension of opening to the public of all hotels and similar accommodation, tourist accommodation and other short-stay accommodation, camping sites, caravan parks and other similar establishments, located anywhere in the national territory. Exceptionally, the provision of surveillance, security and maintenance services in these establishments is permitted.

It is allowed the opening to the public of those tourist establishments that host clients who, at the time of declaration of the state of alarm, are staying in a stable and seasonal manner, provided that their occupants have the infrastructure, in their own residential spaces, in order to carry out the activities of first necessity in the terms established by Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14th.

The closure of these establishments will take place at the moment in which the establishment does not have clients to whom it must attend, and in any case, within seven calendar days from the entry into force of the regulation.

These measures will last until the end of the declaration of the state of alarm and its possible extensions.