A SPANISH city has extended its Covid restrictions, leaving Britons scrambling with holiday plans.
Murcia had planned to lift Covid restrictions today but will now not lift them until February 4.
The High Court of the region approved the extension to reduce the spread of Omicron.
Indoor capacity for hotel and nightlife businesses in Murcia is capped at 75%, according to the English-speaking Spanish news agency Olive press machine.
Dancing is prohibited, no more than 10 people can sit together indoors or 12 people outdoors, and non-essential businesses must close between 1am and 6am.
Restrictions are growing in various parts of Spain, with the three Canary Islands placed on high Covid alert status.
Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria are all on Covid Level 4 alert – the highest level – meaning beaches are limited to 50% capacity and those wishing to visit the beach may have to make an appointment.
However, the region of Catalonia, which includes the city of Barcelona, has confirmed a night curfew will be lifted for today – to give Britons a holiday plan.
Spain’s Covid restrictions have taken a toll on the country’s tourism industry, especially the popular party resort Benidorm.
Around 50% of hotels have been forced to close due to a lack of visitors, with hoteliers warning the situation will be as bad as it was during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thousands of Britons have canceled their vacations to Spain in recent weeks due to Covid travel rules barring unvaccinated Britons from entering.
The rule, which applies to children aged 12 and over, has caused problems for families wanting to go abroad as some under-18s have not been vaccinated in the UK due to the vaccine rollout schedule.
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