Expect to see more police traffic controls over the weekend. The DGT and Civil Guard have set up traffic checkpoints on major routes out of large cities to prevent weekend trips to second homes.

There was widespread outcry when a large number of Madrid residents fled the capital, the area with the most conoravirus infections, to spend quarentine in their holiday homes.

Since yesterday the Civil Guardia Civil has set up 30,000 roadblocks and this number will be reinforced throughout the weekend in order to monitor compliance with the imposed traffic restrictions.

Since the declaration of the State of Alarm  Saturday, March 14, the freedom of movement of people has been limited, with only a trips to buy food, petrol and other essentials allowed. The DGT has unlined the fact they will be strictly enforcing the new rules.