Spanish Covid restrictions tightened in Tenerife, Mallorca and Ibiza

Britons heading to tourist destinations, including the Balearic and Canary Islands, are warned to know the latest rules.

Spain has been forced to impose tough restrictions as coronavirus cases rise.

Rule changes imposed by the popular tourist destination mean curfews will now be imposed in some settings, HertsLive reports.

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The Spanish government uses a tier system to identify the status of infections with tier four meaning ‘very high’ – and some points currently sit at tier three.

The Balearic Islands, which include Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, are in tier three while Tenerife – one of the Canary Islands – saw its own Covid tier drop to four on Monday January 17.

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.

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