This 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.
For 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)