BA, TUI, Ryanair, easyJet, Jet2: Spain tightens Covid travel rules for Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Tenerife
Millions of Britons choose Spain and its islands for their summer holidays every year and anyone planning a trip is urged to check the latest travel restrictions.
Recently, new measures have been put in place on the country’s most popular islands as Covid cases rise.
The Balearic Islands, which include Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, are in level three while Tenerife – one of the Canary Islands – saw its own level of Covid rise to four on Monday January 17.
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The Spanish government has a tier system in place to identify the status of infections, with tier four meaning ‘very high’ – and some points are currently in tier three, HertsLive reports.
The rise in cases means pubs and restaurants will all close at midnight and public transport is capped at 75 per cent capacity.
The rule of six applies when meeting other people indoors and outdoors, nightclubs are capped at 25% capacity and vaccination passports must be presented to enter certain indoor venues.
On top of that, it means spas, hot tubs and saunas are also forced to close and there will be restrictions on the number of people allowed in outdoor pools and even beaches.
Outdoor pools would be capped at 33% capacity and beaches at 50%.
The other Canary Islands, including Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma and La Graciosa, have all been brought to a Covid level of three. La Gomera and El Hierro sit on level two.
Tier three restrictions mean beaches are capped at 50% capacity and you must book to visit. While bars and restaurants can stay open until 1 a.m., you can only gather in groups of six.
A review of levels across Spain was due to be considered on Wednesday January 20.
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