Spain is relaxing its face mask rules, including in restaurants and bars, giving a huge boost to Britons planning summer holidays to hotspots like the Costa del Sol and the Canary Islands
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British plan Spain holidays Face masks will no longer have to be worn in the coming weeks as the country will lift its face covering regulations.
The Spanish Ministry of Health confirmed this week that masks will no longer be compulsory indoors from April 20. (Rules for outdoor spaces have been relaxed previously).
It is the first time since 2020 that face masks will no longer be required indoors. There will be a handful of exceptions; Masks and covers are still required when accessing health services or on public transport.
Meanwhile, face masks remain mandatory for passengers on flights to Spain.
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Until then, people over the age of six are still required to cover their mouth and nose on public transport or indoors.
While outdoor restrictions have been eased, they may still be required during large standing and seated events where social distancing cannot be maintained.
It’s not the only loosening of rules coming as a boost ahead of the main holiday season.
Earlier this month, sun-seekers were able to enjoy the beaches of Benidorm back to normal’ for the first time in two years. Restrictions including socially distanced lots for sunbathers, time restrictions and a pre-booking system have all been scrapped, with amenities like sunbeds being brought back.
Thanks a new law of the Spanish authorities.
From April 11th, dining out could be a bit cheaper as all bars and restaurants in Spain are now legally obliged to offer customers the option of offering free tap water as an alternative to bottled water, which you have to buy.
As reported by GlasgowLiveNew regulations have come in that state: “Hospitality establishments must always offer consumers, customers or users of their services the opportunity to consume unpackaged water free of charge and in addition to the offer of the same establishment.”
Where can I go on holiday from the UK now?
If you are planning a holiday in Spain you will need to comply with the country’s current Covid entry requirements.
To attend the bank holiday you must either be fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from Covid.
To be considered fully vaccinated you must have completed a full vaccination course at least 14 days prior to travel. If you have completed this more than 270 days (nine months) before your trip to Spain you will need a booster shot to qualify as fully vaccinated.
Although the rules apply to anyone aged 12 and over, Spain has eased its restrictions on unvaccinated youngsters aged 12 to 17 who can visit if they have proof of a negative Covid test before travel.
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