Phase 1 transportation

Mobility measures in Phase 1

As of May 11, a series of new mobility and transportation measures have been established. This has been published in the BOE, whose restrictions will last in principle until May 25 (beginning of phase 2).

Private vehicles

In private vehicles may travel as many people as there are seats in the vehicle, in the case of persons residing in the same household. The use of the mask will not be mandatory in this case. The same criteria shall be followed for company cars.

In the event that the persons do not reside in the same domicile, two persons may move in each row of seats, using masks and respecting the distances as much as possible.

For vehicles with a single row of seats, two people may travel provided that they respect the maximum possible distance and wear a mask.

In the case of cabs and VTC, two people may travel in each row of seats. However, only the driver may travel in the driver's row. If all persons reside at the same address, three persons may ride in the row in addition to the driver's row.

In motorcycles, 2 passengers may travel as long as they use a full-face helmet with visor, a non full-face helmet with mask or reside at the same address. For shared use motorcycles, the use of gloves by the driver and passenger is mandatory.

Train and bus

In those vehicles in which all occupants must be seated, passengers will have an empty seat that will separate them from any other passenger. However, those persons living in the same household may be placed in the same seat, and may result in a higher occupancy if required. In buses, the row behind the driver's seat shall be kept empty.

For those vehicles that can transport standing passengers, the occupancy perimeter is maintained as two passengers per square meter in these areas and 50% of the available seats.

As for commuter rail services, they will gradually increase their offer until 100% of the services are recovered, adjusting the offer of services to the foreseeable demand and ensuring the maximum possible separation between passengers.


MITMA has lifted the restrictions for air operations between the islands of the Canary and Balearic archipelagos. However, those concerning the connection between the mainland and the islands are maintained. The ministry also states that operators must guarantee the maximum possible separation between passengers. Therefore, the order states that it will be considered sufficient to offer to the public only 50% of the aircraft capacity.


In the Balearic Islands, passenger and vehicle traffic between the mainland and the islands is restored, as well as inter-island travel. Between Eivissa and Formentera is established in the provision of three daily frequencies in each direction.

In the Canary Islands it is still forbidden to disembark passengers from ro-ro passenger ships and passenger ships providing regular services on the maritime lines between the mainland and the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, with the exception of the drivers of the tractor units of the ro-ro cargo.

Via: revistatravelmanager

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