In a somewhat controversial bid to re-start its vital tourist industry, Spain is to allow discos and nightclubs to reopen in those areas with lower COVID19 incidence rates, and with limited numbers on the premises.
Clubs in areas such as the Balearic islands and Valencia will be able to open their doors until at least 02:00 with 50% capacity.
However, nightlife groups say those kinds of restrictions make it impractical and several areas with higher incidence rates are unhappy too. Such venues appeal to those demographics who show little desire to follow social distancing and other current restrictions, raising concerns that they will become COVID19 incubation centres for people who will be undertaking air travel within weeks or days.
Madrid says it will follow its own plan.