Last August, the Spanish government ordered nightclubs across the nation to close due to an increase in Covid-19 infections, but they are now permitted to reopen in areas with low caseloads.
However, some limitations will remain in place, such as capacity limits and limited hours, in order to prevent the virus from spreading.
Nightclubs in Catalonia’s northeastern area, which includes Barcelona, will be limited to 50% capacity and allowed to stay open until 3.30 a.m. On the dancing floor, patrons must wear face masks.
The regional administration of Catalonia has said that no more than six individuals may congregate indoors and no more than 10 persons may congregate outside in the region.
Nightclubs in Madrid are only allowed to open outside dance floors and can stay up until 3 a.m. There will also be capacity restrictions.
However, nightclubs in the Balearic Islands, including Ibiza, which is famed for its nightlife, will remain closed.
Spain will remove the legal obligation to wear a mask outside starting on Saturday, citing lower infection rates as a result of the country’s immunization campaign’s progress.
In Spain, over one-third of the population – 29 percent – has been completely vaccinated against Covid-19, with 48 percent having gotten at least one dose.