British Bank Holiday plans in ruins as Spain extends Covid rules

The country has prolonged regulations after registering 65,897 new Covid cases in the last 7 days

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Spain has extended their Covid entry regulations until June 15, hitting Brits who are hoping to catch some rays in the country during the Jubilee bank holiday.

Holidaymakers will have to show proof of their Covid vaccination to enter the country as infection rates have risen according to the World Health Organisation.

Spain has registered 65,897 new Covid cases in the last 7 days. England on the other hand have registered 76,867 in the same period.

Brits must provide proof of a valid vaccination or recovery certificate to enter the country. Those on the exemption list can also be permitted.

Tenerife, Spain.
Tenerife, Spain.
People relaxing on Benalmadena Beach in Spain.
People relaxing on Benalmadena Beach in Spain.

Young people between 12-18 however will only be required to show a negative PCR test.

Tourists from the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) travelling to Spain are required to show a vaccination certificate, recovery certificate, or negative test result between 72 and 48 hours before arrival.

Spain's Ministry of Health announced in April face masks are still mandatory on planes and other public transport.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have eased their face mask regulations.

This comes as Thomas Cook has issued a warning to Brits heading to Spain about a new rule which caps their alcohol consumption.

The government of the Balearic Islands have issued a decree which restricts the amount of drinks holidaymakers can access at all inclusive resorts.

Now, visitors will be limited to six drinks a day, which can only be drunk during lunch and dinner.

The new decree relates to Magaluf and Majorca, while some parts of Ibiza are also affected.