THE CANARY Islands have scrapped all Covid restrictions, in a huge boost to Brits heading abroad.
As of this morning, the popular Spanish islands – which include Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria – are operating with no Covid restrictions for the first time since the pandemic began.
On Tuesday, President Ángel Víctor Torres announced the change during the annual Canarian debate.
He confirmed that the Governing Council "will suspend all Covid restrictions" on the islands in Spain but also stressed it would be a temporary measure and rules could be reinstated should the health situation worsen again.
"It is not the end of the pandemic, of course not, we will remain vigilant," said Mr Torres.
The decision, he said, was a "new stage of more normality" for society thanks to the fact that administrations have "more tools" to deal with the disease and control the appearance of new variants.
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The president highlighted that vaccination has been modulating its impact on the health of the population and on the health system itself and on the islands, 84 per cent of the population is already immunised.
"In the Canary Islands, despite the disbelief of some, vaccination has been quick, orderly and effective and the response of citizens has been excellent," he commented.
The islands within the Canaries have been operating with Covid rules in place since the pandemic began.
This affected tourists from the point of view of opening hours of bars and restaurants, occupation levels and how many people could sit together at tables.
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The suspension of Covid restrictions will mean a return to 100 per cent capacity both indoors and outdoors.
This will apply to all cultural activities, sport, shows, leisure and entertainment facilities, children and youth camps and camping.
And it will mean dancing will be able to return at long last in clubs and discos.
Spain has been relaxing Covid rules in recent weeks and the latest news will come as another boost to Brits with holiday plans.
Spain has changed its entry requirements to allow unvaccinated Brits who recently recovered from Covid to enter.
Previously, only vaccinated Brits could visit Spain, but the change means people with one or zero jabs can also enter.
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Additionally, Spain has scrapped the requirement for kids to be vaccinated to enter, and the Balearic Islands have ended most of their restrictions due to an improvement in Covid cases.
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