Spain warning as top Brit holiday island reintroduces strict Covid restrictions

BRITS on holiday in Tenerife will face increased Covid restrictions as the island moves to a new Level 4 alert.

The alert came into operation at midnight and will see increased restrictions as the Canary government tries to curb the spread of Omicron.

The rule of six has returned meaning just six people can meet up indoors or outdoors.

Covid passports must be shown to get inside all establishments, and pubs and restaurants have to close at midnight.

Capacity levels have been cut to 75 per cent outdoors and 33 per cent indoors to avoid crowds building.

Public transport capacity has also been cut to 75 per cent.

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

The Canary government has raised the alert after analysing health data and the increasing pressure on hospital beds.

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The alert level has also been raised in La Palma and Lanzarote which are now at Level 3, alongside Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.

La Gomera and El Hierro are still at Level 2, as cases are lower on those islands.

President of the Canary government Ángel Víctor Torres said he is very concerned about the "tremendous saturation" that is taking place in the health care services across all of the islands.

He said: "There is hardly any family that does not have a member who has tested
positive."

Thousands of Brits have cancelled holidays to Spain in recent weeks due to Covid travel rules.

The requirement for all people aged 12 and over to be vaccinated has destroyed holiday chances for many British families, as teens in the UK may not have had the chance to get their second vaccine due to the UK's vaccine schedule.

However, the scrapping of pre-departure tests has given a holiday boost to Brits who can save hundreds on costly PCR tests.

We've rounded up the entry requirements for Brit-favourite destinations, including Spain, Cyprus and France.

These are the 38 countries Brits are banned from entering due to Covid rules.

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