Outdoor mask rules eased
From 26th June 2021, it’s no longer a mandatory requirement to wear a face mask when outside in Spain. However, masks are still highly recommended when visiting busy outdoor spaces and streets. Although the rules have been relaxed, visitors and residents are required to use caution when in public places. In areas where social distancing of at least 1.5 metres between people cannot be upheld, then the wearing of a face mask in outdoor areas is highly recommended.
Face masks are still mandatory in all indoor public spaces and on public transport, including buses, trains and taxis. Masks are also required for those travelling together in a private vehicle who are not from the same household. Children aged six and under, and those with disabilities or respiratory illnesses are exempt from this rule. Despite the relaxation of the rules, it’s still mandatory that face masks must be carried at all times
Explore Spain through both its traditional and innovative cuisine
Spain’s national dish, paella originates from the seaside city of Valencia. While there are many different varieties of paella – which means the pan the rice dish is cooked in – from paella de marisco, which is crammed with fresh seafood, to paella negra cooked in squid ink, you can’t beat a traditional Valencian paella made with white rice, green beans, rabbit, snails and saffron. Whether it’s a classic paella, an innovative lobster gazpacho or a simple tapas like patatas bravas, all washed down with a zingy wine or vermouth, Spain’s gastronomy scene is really something special.