Guardia Tightens Road Checks

MOT Policia Local Road Checkpoint 03This time round, the coast and the capital seem to be equally infected but even so the Guardia Civil traffic police are policing the roads between them. It’s the weekend, after all.

Starting Friday morning the Guardia Civl mounted check points coming off both the A-7 (coastal) and A-44 (Jaen-coast) and A-92 (Sevilla/Almería via Granada) autovías.

The Cabra (A-4050) road starting at the Suspiro del Moro and ending in Almuñécar also has periodic check points. The Main road leading up into the Alpujarra Granadina is also under scrutiny.

Their main objective, though, is to prevent people from the interior trying to reach second homes on the coast and to take up temporal residence there to escape stricter Covid restrictions in the city of Granada and the Metropolitan area.

SPN Traffic Biker Road CheckFor the most part, it is the Policía Nacional who are staking out the boundary crossings between provinces, with a little help from the Guardia Civil. Meanwhile on a municipal level, the Policía Local are controlling access points where the N-340 passes through urban area along the Costa Tropical.

As always, the Al Campo roundabout in Motril receives special attention from the various police forces as out-of-towners try to shop at the only Al Campo supermarket on the coast.

Other Motril hotspots are the accesses to Playa Granada and Playa del Poniente, where most of the holiday homes are situated.

(News: Granada, Andalucia)


  6 comments for “Guardia Tightens Road Checks

  1. January 24, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    Colin: The BOJA published on the 21st states that the following municipalities would be closed down as of 00.01h Saturday (yesterday) morning:

    Alhendín, Alquife, Armilla, Bubión, Castilléjar, Cenes de la Vega, Chimeneas, Cúllar, Darro, Dúdar, Gabias, Guadix, Lanteira and La Peza.

    They’ll be a new BOJA on Monday which will announced closures from Wednesday 00.00h, amongst them Almuñécar most likely unless the figure goes down this weekend.

    Thanks for your heads up and keep them coming 😉

  2. Colin
    January 24, 2021 at 4:59 pm lists Almunecar as one of the municipalities to be closed off from Wednesday.. A decision on Motril will be made on Monday.

  3. January 24, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Desiree: Thanks 😉 No, the controls are there to catch people from Granada and Salobreña (and anywhere else that is locked down) breaking their own quarantine.

    The figures available, which are yesterday’s, still show Motril with a per-100k figure of 463.6. I’ll do an update on figures tomorrow.

  4. January 24, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Ryan: I haven’t seen it in the BOJA yet and as long as Almuñécar and your own municipality aren’t locked down, you can travel between them

  5. Desiree
    January 24, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Hi, referring to the alinea about the roundabout at Al Campo’s : does this mean that Motril is closed ??
    Thanks for the updates! 😊

  6. Ryan
    January 24, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Hi, will there be an anouncement about Almunecar, and are we still allowed to nip to the shops there from Otivar until they do announce?

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