The Balearic and Canary Islands have tightened Covid rules again as cases soar.
Britons planning to visit the islands will be subject to harsher restrictions as Spanish authorities do their best to limit the spread of Omicron.
The Balearic Islands, which include Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, are on Covid alert Level 3 – the second highest level of risk.
According to Level 3 rules, only two people can sit together at a restaurant, regardless of whether they are from the same household.
Based on schengenvisainfo.comthe rules say: “Only eat with seats. Maximum two people in a group with a distance between groups of 1.5m. Closing time: midnight.”
The Canary Islands Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria are located on highest Covid alert level at Level 4 and restrictions are increasing.
Nightclub capacity is being cut to just 25% and beaches are limited to 50% capacity, with those wanting to go to the beach having to make an appointment.
Up to six people can meet indoors or outdoors and residents and visitors are not allowed in the spa and sauna.
Fake passports must be presented to enter all premises.
Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are still on Level 3.
Currently, Britons must be vaccinated twice to enter Spain, but from next month that rule will change.
From February 1, year Spain will only allow Britons who can prove they have been fully vaccinated against Covid within the last 270 days. import.
Anyone who received a second dose more than nine months ago must have a booster shot to be allowed in.
The booster must be given more than 14 days before departure.
This could be a headache for Britons with half-term plans, who will need to get a booster shot by 31 January if they plan to visit Spain during the school holidays.
Spain’s hospitality industry has been hit hard by Covid restrictions in recent months, which has prompted thousands of Britons to cancel their holiday plans before Christmas.
Benidorm is facing the worst new year startwith about 50% of hotels closing due to a sharp drop in tourist arrivals.
But there is some hope for half-term holidaymakers, as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed that All Covid tests for vaccinated Britons will be phased out from 11 February.
These are 34 countries Britons can enter without any Covid test – and 38 UK countries are banned from entering due to the Covid rules.
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