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Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Spain

March 1, 2021

SLU-Madrid's neighborhood continues to be identified as a "restricted zone" (Zona Básica de Salud Andrés Mellado) through March 8. Students, faculty, and staff are permitted to come to campus for work, study, and university-sponsored activities. All students must carry their SLU-ID with them at all times. 

The restrictions that the Madrid Province introduced on February 18 are extended until March 14. An overview (in Spanish) is available here. These include:

  • Social distancing (1.5 meters, indoors and outdoors) is required throughout the region.
  • Masks must be worn at all times, including in restaurants/bars, and may only be removed at the moment of eating and drinking.  
  •  Social/family visits to other households are not permitted, except to provide care to a third person.
  • There is a curfew between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  •  Restaurants and bars may remain open until 11 p.m.  – until midnight for delivery services – but cannot receive new customers after 10 p.m.
  • Indoor seating in restaurants and bars is limited to four persons per table; outdoor seating, to six persons.
  • There are additional occupancy restrictions and ventilation regulations for commercial establishments, places of worship, and sports facilities.

SLU-Madrid continues to ask all members of its community to:

  • Wear your face mask.
  • Maintain at least 1.5 meters of distance from others.
  • Practice hand hygiene.
  • Assist with ventilation (open windows between classes, etc.).
  • Monitor your health.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have COVID-19 related concens, please email or phone:
    ▪ Students: Student Life: (+34) 638 763 758 – studentlife-madrid@slu.edu
    ▪ Employees: Human Resources: (+34) 915 54 58 58 – hr-madrid@slu.edu
    ▪ Madrid COVID-19 Information Number: (+34) 900 102 112  

Vaccine Information

On February 26, Spain's national government updated its four-stage strategy for vaccinations against COVID-19. Information on vaccination for the Madrid Province, prioritizing front-line healthcare workers during its first stage, is available here.  

Travel Information

To Spain: Spain requires all travelers from high-risk countries to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entering Spain, to complete a Health Control Form (FCS) prior to arrival, and to show the QR code to the Border Health Control upon arrival.  Review the Spain Travel Health website for additional information and the documentation needed to travel to Spain.
 
To the U.S.: All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Additional information is available on the U.S. Centers of Disease Control website
 
COVID-19 testing is available in Spain; for information, contact the Office of Student Life: (studentlife-madrid@slu.edu).

Previous campus updates are available for reference