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Irish holidaymakers face increased restrictions as island hotspot switches to new Covid Level 4 warning

IRISH travelers to Tenerife will face increased restrictions as the hotspot switches to a new Covid-19 Level 4 alert.

Alerts go into effect at midnight and will be restricted incrementally as the Canary government tries to limit the spread of Omicron.

Omicron cases in Tenerife are skyrocketing

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Omicron cases in Tenerife are skyrocketingCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Tenerife has stepped up Covid restrictions amid rising cases

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Tenerife has stepped up Covid restrictions amid rising casesCredit: Alamy

The rule of six is ​​back, meaning only six people can meet indoors or outdoors.

Fake passports must be presented to enter all establishments, and pubs and restaurants must close at midnight.

Capacity levels have been cut to 75% outdoors and 33% indoors to avoid construction crowds.

Public transport capacity was also cut to 75%.

The measures will be in place until at least January 24, when they will be reviewed again.

The Canary government sounded the alarm after analyzing medical data and increasing pressure on hospital beds.

The alert level has also been raised for La Palma and Lanzarote, now at Level 3, along with Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.

Laomera and El Hierro remain at Level 2, as the cases are lower on those islands.

President of the Canary government Ángel Víctor Torres said he was concerned about the “enormous saturation” taking place in healthcare services across all islands.

He said: “There is rarely a family without someone taking the exam
positive.”

BOOSTER JABS

Meanwhile, Irish tourists will need booster shots at least nine months after their primary vaccine to travel throughout the EU.

The new rules will come into effect on February 1 and will affect people traveling from Ireland via Europe.

Back in December, the EU Commission changed the validity of a vaccine passport to nine months from when a person completes their main course of vaccine.

This means that countries across the EU are expected to adopt the new regulation, which requires passengers arriving in their home country to have had a bump in the past nine months, or 270 days, or one increase. strong.

Austria was one of the first countries to adopt a reinforced firing requirement at the end of December.

RULES OF CHANGE

While the Netherlands will shorten the duration of its EU passport to nine months on 1 February.

Based on euronews: “Croatia, Switzerland and Greece have previously shown their intention to mandate booster doses for tourists.”

This means that from 1 February onwards, Irish holiday favorites such as Spain, Portugal and France will require a booster shot after the initial nine-month period to See that tourists are fully vaccinated.

Pubs and restaurants have to close at midnight and Covid passports are required to visit locations

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Pubs and restaurants have to close at midnight and Covid passports are required to visit locationsCredit: Alamy
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