All clubs, venues and party spaces in Spain and Italy must close with immediate effect, Reuters and Corriere della Sera report.
Spain were the first to issue the ban, with health minister Salvador Illa confirming the news last Friday, August 14th.
With daily coronavirus case numbers rising, Italy on Monday imposed its first new restrictions on daily life since coming out of lockdown nearly four months ago, ordering the closure of nightclubs and mandating mask-wearing, even outdoors, in areas with nightlife.
The new measures come as Italy faces its most precarious moment of the summer. School is due to start in less than a month, Italians are moving en masse for their August holidays, and tourists are coming in from other European countries that have seen even greater increases.
Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again in both countries.