.New Rules for the Valencia Community

New rules for the Valencian Community 

New Rules for the Valencia Community -  Alicante, Valencia and Castellón

22nd July

The president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, has announced:- New measures will be in force between July 26th and August 16th

The reduction to 50% of the capacity indoors in shows and celebrations with a maximum of 1,500 people and these must end at 00.30 hours.

The capacity in recreational pools and sports venues is also reduced to 50%.

The limitation on private meetings and in public spaces to a maximum of 10 people. These measures.

Night time mobility Restrictions between 01.00 and 06.00 hours in 77 localities of more than 5,000 inhabitants

These restrictions apply to the following localities in the province of Alicante - l'Alfàs del Pi, Alacant, Banyeres de Mariola, Benidorm, Callosa d'En Sarrià, Callosa de Segura, Calp, Dénia, Gata de Gorgos, La Nucia, Muro de Alcoy, Ondara, Pego, Santa Pola, Sax, Teulada and La Vila Joiosa these municipalities join San Vicente del Raspeig.

Valencian towns of Albal, Alboraia, Alcàsser, Aldaia, Alfafar, Alginet, Almussafes, Benaguasil, Benetússer, Benifaió, Bétera, Buñol, Burjassot, Canals, Chiva, Foios, Gandia, Godella, L'Eliana, L'Olleria, Manises, Massamagrell, Massanassa, Meliana, Mislata, Museros, Oliva, Paiporta, Paterna, Picassent, la Pobla de Farnals, la Pobla de Vallbona, Puçol, El Puig, Rafelbunyol, Requena, Riba-roja de Túria, Rocafort, Sagunto, Silla, Sueca, Tavernes de la Valldigna, Turís, Utiel, Valencia City, Vilamarxant, Xeraco and Xirivella.

Within the province of Castellón - Alcalà de Xivert, Almenara, Benicàssim, Burriana, Borriol, Onda, Oropesa del Mar, Peñíscola, Torreblanca, Vila-real and Vinaròs.

New Rules for the Valencia Community

From 12th July

Closure of nightlife.- Bars, restaurants and similar open until 00.30 (half an hour earlier, than previously)

The hotel industry advances the closure half an hour:  Last service at 00.00 closes at 00.30.

Seating - Outside tables will now have a maximum occupancy of 10 people and 6 for indoors.

Reduction of capacity at large events from 4,000 to 3,000 outdoors and from 3,000 to 2,000 indoors.

No alcohol sales in shops or supermarkets between the hours 20.00 to 07.00  except those where the sale of alcoholic beverages is intended for consumption inside the premises, (Bars etc)  

There may also be a “selective curfew” for the 40 worst affected municipalities. This can not be imposed without the approval of the court of justice who are meeting tomorrow. More news will follow when available.

The curfew in the Valencian Community will have to wait - The TSJ must rule before this restriction on mobility can be applied, something that will not happen for a few days, the court does not foresee a ruling until possibly Monday or Tuesday of next week.


29th June - The measures currently in force in the Comunidad Valenciana that were due to come to an end on July 1st, 2021 have been EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 15th 

𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗘: Even though since last Saturday 26th June, across Spain, there has been no obligation to wear a mask in the open air unless social distancing of 1.5m cannot be maintained, the Generalitat Valenciana are 𝙍𝙀𝘾𝙊𝙈𝙈𝙀𝙉𝘿𝙄𝙉𝙂 that people continue to wear masks at all times outside other than in large open spaces or on the beach.

24th June -  From June 26th masks will no longer be mandatory outdoors "As long as a safety distance of one and a half meters is respected".  

This measure has been approved in the Council of Ministers meeting this morning and announced in a press conference by Carolina Darias, Minister of Health.The Spanish government is expected to formally approve these measures tomorrow.

Carrying a face mask will remain mandatory in Spain even after June 26th in case these conditions are not met and you have to use it outdoors, although Health has not clarified whether not wearing it will mean a fine. 

For instance masks will continue to be mandatory in public enclosed spaces, such as a library, or enclosed spaces for public use, such as a pharmacy or a supermarket, and in public transport by plane, bus or train.

They will also be needed at mass events, such as a concert, but, if that event is seated and the meter and a half of distance is respected, it will not be mandatory.

According to the decree law, the mask will no longer be mandatory in residences and institutionalized spaces where 80% of the population is vaccinated, but they will be mandatory for the workers of these centres and visitors.

Nor will they be compulsory for ship and ship passengers in their cabin or when they are on deck and the safety distance can be maintained.

Mask rules explained in more detail 

Outdoors - It is not mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors as long as there is a social distance of at least 1.5 meters. It is mandatory to carry a mask and wear it if there are crowds.

At the Beach or Pool - It is not mandatory to wear a face mask at the beach, pool or other aquatic recreational areas except when in common areas such as changeing rooms or other enclosed spaces. Outdoors, its use is mandatory if there are crowds and a 1.5 distance between members of different bubbles cannot be respected.

Bars and restaurants - The use of face masks will not be mandatory in outdoor cafés when a safe distance of 1.5 meters can be respected. Inside bars and restaurants, coverings need to be worn except when eating.

Public TransportIt is mandatory to wear a face mask on buses, the underground Metro, planes, trains and ships (except in private cabins or in outdoor spaces where social distancing can be respected).

It is not mandatory to wear a mask in a private vehicle if traveling alone or with members of the same household.

Open air events - It is mandatory to wear a face mask at large, open-air events where there are crowds and attendees are not seated.

It is not mandatory for events when attendees are seated at least 1.5 meters apart.

Shops - It remains mandatory to wear a face mask in shops and public offices.

New Rules for the Valencia Community

Current Rules

Curfew falls


Nightclubs, pubs and nightclubs must close at two in the morning. The capacity is restricted to fifty percent inside -with six people per table and two meters between each group- and one hundred percent on the terraces -ten people per table and 1.5 meters between groups-. Dancing is not allowed, the use of a bar is prohibited and consumption will always be seated at the table.

Bars and Restaurants

The hotels and restaurants can open until one in the morning. They will have to comply with the capacity limitations - one hundred percent on terraces and fifty percent indoors - and a maximum of ten people per table. On the outside, there will be a distance of 1.5 meters between tables, which inside will be extended to two meters. The use of a bar is prohibited.


Smoking remains prohibited on the terraces of the hotel and nightlife as long as it is not consumed. In addition, it is also prohibited on public roads, on beaches or other outdoor spaces, when the minimum interpersonal distance of a minimum of two meters cannot be respected.

Likewise, this regulation applies to other devices for inhaling tobacco, hookahs, hookahs or similar including electronic cigarettes or vaping in outdoor or enclosed spaces.

New Rules for the Valencia Community.  All previous details have been deleted to avoid confusion

News headlines from the Benidorm Area

LIKE/FOLLOW Benidorm Seriously on Facebook


Comments (1)

Rated 0 out of 5 based on 0 voters
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

RIP Benidorm

King of Spain
There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
Rate this post:
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location
No Internet Connection