SPAIN will introduce more Covid restrictions from this weekend, leaving Britons scratching their heads with holiday plans.
Two other islands have been upgraded to Covid 4 alert level as authorities try to reduce the spread of Omicron.
La Palma and Gran Canaria have been moved to the highest Covid alert level due to the increased number of cases.
The two islands are currently at level 3, but from Saturday, January 22, they will be moved to alert level 4, the country’s health minister confirmed.
Based on local media: “The department adopted this unusual decision after a Public Health report warned of an increase in bed occupancy, both conventional and ICU, which increased very high risk in Gran Canaria.
“In La Palma, they are at high risk in conventional beds and very low risk in ICU beds.”
Under Level 4 rules, beaches are limited to 50% capacity and those wishing to visit the beach may have to make an appointment.
Up to six people can meet indoors or outdoors, and Covid passports must be presented to enter all facilities.
Pubs and restaurants must close at midnight – a move that will be a huge disappointment for many Britons who are arriving on their holiday.
Power levels have been cut to 75% outdoors and 33% indoors to avoid super-spreading events.
Public transport capacity was also cut to 75%.
Tenerife is also on the highest alert while Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are still at Level 3 and El Hierro and Laomera are still at Level 2.
Britons can now visit Spain, although all 12 and over must be fully vaccinated to enter Spain.
Increasing restrictions have been imposed to the detriment of Spain’s tourism industry, as thousands of Britons have canceled holidays in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Benidorm is facing the worst new year start, and hoteliers say the situation is very serious.
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https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8229155/spain-covid-restrictions-la-palma-gran-canaria-level-4/ Spain’s holidays are under threat as there are even more Covid restrictions in place from the weekend