Curfew and Christmas restrictions in each autonomous community

To prevent mass contagion during the holidays, on December 2nd the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System agreed on an initial plan of restrictions for Christmas.

The plan contains, on the one hand, a reminder of prevention measures, which are summarized in the 6Ms: Mask (use of the mask as long as possible), Hands (frequent hand washing), Meters (keep a physical distance of at least 2 meters), Maximize ventilation and outdoor activities, Minimize the number of contacts, and I stay at home (in case of symptoms, diagnosis or contact with a confirmed positive).

In addition to prevention tips, the plan also includes several measures that regulate curfew schedules, mobility restrictions or limitations on family events and gatherings, among other aspects.

If you don't know them, take note because we summarize them below:

  • The displacement between autonomous communities. From 23 December to 6 January, the entrances and exits of the autonomous communities are restricted without good cause, in ac addition to Article 6.1 of Royal Decree 926/2020. It is also possible to travel "to go to the places of habitual residence of relatives or relatives". This does not apply in the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands because of the characteristics of insularity.
  • Curfew on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. On Christmas Eve (night from 24 to 25 December) and New Year's Eve (night from December 31 to January 1), the curfew is established from 1:30 hours for the return to the house, and the movement to social gatherings is prohibited.
  • Family reunions. Meetings with family and relatives are allowed on 25, 25 and 31 December and 1 January for Christmas lunches or dinners with up to 10 people, unless they are guests. It is recommended that attendees belong to the same coexistence group and that no more than two groups match.
  • Christmas, sporting, cultural or religious events. Mass face-to-face Christmas events are not allowed, so static horseback riding, virtual chimes and telematic broadcasts are recommended. Large sporting events are prohibited, and traditional Christmas activities of cinemas, theatres, tents or auditoriums will be carried out in compliance with the limits of capacity. Religious ceremonies in enclosed spaces will also follow established capacity standards.
  • Trade and transport. It is recommended to organize purchases in advance to avoid crowds, and shops and shopping streets will have to respect the limits of capacity and safety distance. It is also recommended to increase the frequency of public transport schedules.

However, the Interterritorial Council's plan sets the general minimum restrictions, and then each autonomous community has the possibility of modifying them according to developments in the epidemiological situation.


From 18 December the second phase of the de-scalding in Andalusia began. Mobility between the provinces of the community will be allowed until 10 January. The hotel establishments will have a special schedule in two shifts: from morning until 18:00 hours, and between 8:00 and 10:30 p.m. hours. Curfew is set between 23:00 and 6:00 a.m., except for festive nights that run until 1:30 a.m.


Since December 15, Aragon's non-essential activities have delayed its closure at 22:00 hours. Hotel establishments can serve guests indoors with a capacity of 30% and 100% of the terraces, and gyms can open with a capacity limit of 30%. Cultural events and game rooms increase their capacity to 50%.

As regards mobility, travel between the provinces of the community is allowed from 21 December and there will be perimeter closures in the region, although from 23 to 26 December and from 30 December to 2 January you can travel to celebrate the festivities with family and relatives. However, safe-conduct will be necessary.


Asturias will set the curfew between 23:00 and 6:00 hours, except on the holiday nights that will be delayed until 1:30 hours. The regional government has announced its intention to restrict the number of attendees at the family meetings of the 10 indicated in the overall plan to 6.

The community will maintain the perimeter closure during Christmas, although as established by the general plan, mobility will be allowed to go to the usual residence of family and relatives.


The Balearic Islands is excluded from the restrictions of the general plan of the Interterritorial Council. However, from December 20th all travellers have to present a negative PCR to enter.

In Mallorca, the curfew is set at 22:00 until December 28 and is not delayed on holiday nights. Family dinners can be up to 6 guests. Bars and restaurants can only receive guests on the terraces with a capacity limited to 75% and will close at 18:00 hours on weekends and the eve of the holiday.

Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, on the other hand, will delay the curfew at 1:30 hours on party nights, and allow family gatherings of 10 people.

Canary islands

Until 10 January, all persons over 6 years of age travelling to the Canary Islands must present a negative diagnostic test performed within three days before arrival.

As for curfew, from 23 December to 10 January it is fixed from 1:00 to 6:00 hours, except for the festive nights that extend until 1:30 hours. Family gatherings on public holidays can be up to 10 people, not counting children under 6 years old.

Tenerife has restricted its entrances and exits by its epidemiological situation. He has also advanced the curfew at 22:00 hours, extending it until 00:30 on holiday nights. Up to 6 people can be gathered in homes.


The perimeter closure is maintained in Cantabria, but with the possibility of entering and leaving to go to the habitual residence of family and relatives.

The region has a curfew of 22:00 and 6:00 a.m., which will run at 1:30 a.m. on party nights. Family gatherings can be 10 people at festive meals and dinners.

Castilla-La Mancha

For the time being, Castilla-La Mancha maintains the measures of the Interterritorial Council plan and the regional government is expected to communicate its measures in the coming days.

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The region's perimeter closure will run until Sunday, January 10. However, travel to the family residence will be allowed for festive meals and dinners, but not for those close to you. The curfew on holiday nights will run until 1:30 a.m., and the rest of the days will be from 22:00 to 6:00 a.m.


From 21 December to 11 January, stricter measures will be in force in Catalonia than those set out in the general plan. Regional mobility restrictions are established, except for attending family gatherings, second homes or hotels. However, to move in these circumstances it will take safe conduct.

The curfew is maintained from 22:00 to 6:00 hours, which will run until 1:00 on holiday nights. Family gatherings during public holidays can be up to 10 people, including January 6, with a maximum of two cohabitation bubbles.


Extremadura has perimeter closure from December 23rd and January 6th, with the possibility of entering and leaving to attend the family meetings of the holidays.

The maximum limit of attendees at Christmas lunches and dinners will be 10 people, in which the guests do not count. In the rest of the days, the maximum number of attendees will be 6 people. The curfew will run until 1:30 a.m. on holiday nights.


From December 23rd to January 6th, Galicia will maintain the perimeter closure and can only be entered or left with justifiable cause, including that of going to the usual residence of relatives. A negative PCR will have to be presented if it comes from a risk zone.

Meetings will be limited to a maximum of 6 people, but will not count children under the age of 10. The curfew will be maintained between 23:00 and 6:00 hours, except for the festive nights, which will run until 1:30 hours.

La Rioja

The perimeter closure of La Rioja will be in force until January 15, with trips allowed from December 23 to 26 and from December 30 to January 2 to celebrate the festivities with family and relatives. Those who make travel, for this reason, will need safe conduct.

Concerning meetings, the region will apply the general measures of the Interterritorial Council: at dinners and festive meals a maximum of 10 people with a curfew extended until 1:30 am can be gathered.

Community of Madrid

The Community of Madrid will have perimeter closure from December 23 to January 6, with tickets and departures allowed in justified cases and to celebrate the festivities with family and relatives. In these cases, it will be necessary to present safe conduct.

The region tightens overall measures and will only allow family gatherings of up to 6 people from up to two groups of convivial bubbles. The curfew will run on the festive nights until 1:30 a.m., and the rest of the days will continue to be from 00:00 to 6:00 a.m.

Murcia Region

The perimeter closure of the Region of Murcia is maintained during the Christmas festivities, although that of most municipalities is no longer in force.

During the holidays, meetings of up to 10 people can be held and a curfew will be delayed until 1:30 hours.


Navarra has perimeter closure of the region, although from 23 to 26 December and from December 30 to January 2 it will be possible to travel with accreditation to the home of relatives or relatives.

Family gatherings on public holidays can be up to 10 people from two cohabitation bubbles, and on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve the curfew will be delayed until 1:30 hours.

Basque Country

The Basque government has decreed the perimeter closure, although travel will be allowed between 23 and 26 December and 30 December and 2 January. However, travellers will have to prove where they will be left with safe conduct.

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