14 March 2020 – Declared a state of alarm

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: Spain’s Government declared a state of alarm to combat coronavirus, placing the country in lockdown and ordering people to stay at home for two weeks unless they had to buy food, or medicine, or go to work or to the hospital.

Private vehicles are only allowed on public roads to carry out the aforementioned activities, or to refuel at petrol stations. These activities must be carried out by one person at a time, except in the case of dependent or disabled people who are allowed to be accompanied.
Full details here: https://boe.es/buscar/doc.php?id=BOE-A-2020-3692