Brits holiday warning as Covid-19 restrictions could be brought back in Spain this summer
Covid cases across Spain are on the rise again with officials not ruling out bringing back old restrictions
Brit holidaymakers are being warned that Covid-19 restrictions could be brought back in Spain later this summer.
It comes as Covid cases are on the rise again across the country, meaning officials are not ruling out bringing back old rules.
Currently, rules state that tourists can wear masks if they want to.
Mask-wearing in indoor spaces such as bars, shops and restaurants was lifted in April.
But Canary Islands public health official, Amos Garcia Rojas, said the reintroduction of such rules can’t be ruled out.
"The pandemic is not gone. It is necessary to continue maintaining certain restrictions and care, perhaps in the obligation to wear a mask indoors, if the situation does not improve.
"To all this must be added the appearance of new variants of Covid, which have more transmissible characteristics, which cause many more infections, but fortunately are also less virulent, most are mild or asymptomatic."
Mr Rojas said the current spike in cases “is not as dramatic” as previous waves, but urged people to get vaccinated.
He added that people in close contact with the vulnerable, the elderly and people with serious illnesses should wear masks.
He warned "The massive parties that are taking place in Tenerife and Gran Canaria will lead to more infections. If the situation is not redirected, measures will have to be taken," as quoted by The Sun.
While the mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre is calling for the return of face masks in indoor settings.
He said: "Otherwise, we are going to have a summer with many health problems that will affect the wellbeing and lives of many."