New Spanish Covid travel rules mean big changes for UK tourists – check them here

Tenerife has tipped into the highest Covid level restrictions at Tier 4, while the majority of other Balearic holiday destinations remain at Tier 3

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Tourists to the popular Spanish islands may now be subject to additional Covid restrictions as some places have tightened rules in recent days as cases rose.

The Balearic Islands – Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera – which are holiday hotspots for the British, are currently on Spanish level three.

While Tenerife – one of the Canary Islands – has shot up to the highest tier four.

The stricter Level 4 rules mean pubs and restaurants all close at midnight and public transport is capped at 75 per cent capacity.

A maximum of six people are now allowed to meet (either indoors or outdoors), nightclubs are capped at 25 per cent capacity and vaccination cards must be shown to enter some indoor venues.

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Spas, hot tubs and saunas must now remain closed, while outdoor pools are at 33 per cent and beaches at 50 per cent capacity and some venues “may require prior appointments,” according to the various islands’ tourism boards.

The other Canary Islands Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Graciosa are all stable at level 3.

And La Gomera and El Hierro remain at Tier 2.

Level 3 restrictions still mean beaches can only be 50% full and you may need an appointment to visit one.

Gran Canaria is at level 3
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Bars and restaurants can stay open until 1am on level 3, but you can still only meet with a maximum of six people in a group.

Tenerife recorded 3,573 new cases as of Tuesday, January 11, according to its government website.

The average incidence per 100,000 population over the past 14 days in the Canary Islands is now 1,453.

These values ​​will remain in place until next Wednesday, January 20th, when they are reviewed.

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