On 9th November, the Andalusian Regional Government, or Junta de Andalucía, announced a new set of regulations that entered into effect on Wednesday 11thNovember and will continue in force until analysis and revision on Monday 23rdNovember. There is chance they will be extended then, or that the restrictions will be tightened or reduced, but this will depend on how effective the measures will have been in reducing the number of new cases. Andalucía will mirror the trends and decisions taken nationally, but always adapting them to account for local conditions, which will be reviewed every two weeks.
- The daily curfew has been extended from 11pm-6am to 10pm-7am, and restaurants and non-essential businesses – that already had to shut by 11pm – now have to close at 6pm
- The curfew applies to all non-essential traffic, movement and activity
- The borders of Andalucía will be closed to traffic, except where one can provide a justifiable reason supported by documentation
- The same is true of movement between the different municipalities of the region, though here the rules are more relaxed and allow for travel between towns for work, medical and other legally accepted reasons
- University lectures will be held online only, but schools will remain open throughout Andalucía – even in Granada province, where a complete lockdown is in force.
Many of the above measures represent a tightening of the rules already in place for some weeks, so people in the area have already become familiar with the phased trend seen since the end of summer.
In spite of this, many Northern European homeowners have chosen to move to their second homes on the Costa del Sol to spend lockdown periods in greater comfort and enjoy the climate and freedom of a greener, warmer area. Others, who wish to do the same, continue to search for properties to buy in Fuengirola and surroundings.
For these clients we can assist with video presentations, live conference calls, virtual tours and also property reservations subject to viewing. The latter option makes it possible to reserve a property and take it off the market until it is possible to come and view it in person. Should the potential buyer decide not to buy the property then, the reservation deposit originally paid is returned in full.
Please contact for any questions you may have – Paulina Schulz is here to offer consistent service throughout the Covid period.