Tenerife has been overturned at Covida’s highest level of level 4, while most other holiday destinations in the Balearic Islands remain at level 3.
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Tourists on the popular Spanish islands may now be subject to additional Covid restrictions, as rules have tightened in some locations in recent days due to rising cases.
The Balearic Islands – Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera – which are holiday destinations for the British are currently third at the Spanish level.
While Tenerife – one of the Canary Islands – has climbed to the highest fourth level.
Stricter Level 4 rules mean inns and restaurants will be closed at midnight, and public transportation is limited to 75 percent of capacity.
A maximum of six people are now allowed to meet (indoors or outdoors), nightclubs are limited to 25 percent of capacity, and vaccine passports are required to enter some indoor venues.
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Spas, jacuzzis and saunas must now remain closed, with outdoor pools operating at 33 per cent capacity and beaches at 50 per cent, and some venues may require prior arrangement, according to the island’s tourist boards.
The other Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma and La Graciosa, are stable at level 3.
Both La Gomera and El Hierro remain at level 2.
Level 3 restrictions still mean that beaches can only be 50% full and you may need an appointment to visit.
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Bars and restaurants can stay open until 1am on level 3, but you can still meet up to six in a group.
Tenerife recorded 3,573 new cases on Tuesday (January 11th), according to their government website.
The average incidence per 100,000 people in the last 14 days in the Canary Islands is now 1,453.
These levels will remain in force until next Wednesday – January 20 – when they will be reviewed.