Spain travel rules: British tourists to need Covid passport for popular holiday hotspot

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The regional Government in Valencia has submitted a request with the Spanish High Court to introduce the Covid passport. If it is passed, the certificate will be required in several venues.

British tourists will need to use the pass to enter venues with capacity for more than 50 people.

This will include hospitality venues, nightlife venues and concerts as well as in care homes.

The Valencia region includes the popular tourist destination of Benidorm.

If the request is approved by the Spanish high court, the measures will be in place for one month from December 3.

Ximo Puig, President of the Valencia region, tweeted: “Freedom demands respect for others. There is no right to infect or saturate hospitals.

“We have asked the High Court to demand the Covid passport for vaccination in the Valencia region.

“In catering, leisure venues, festivals and visits to hospitals and care homes. We prevent.”

Some officials in Benidorm had said that a rise in cases in the resort was due to the huge numbers of British tourists visiting on holiday.

The Canary Islands are also set to ask the regional High Court for permission to introduce the Covid certificate to enter all venues.

The Canary Islands Government will request the authorisation on Monday and measures will be introduced in December if it is passed.

On the Balearic Islands, the Covid certificate is currently required to enter nightlife venues and nursing homes.

The regional Government is set to debate whether to extend the measures to other venues on Monday.

The Covid certificate is already required in Murcia, Catalonia, Navarre, Galicia and Aragón under certain circumstances.

Andalucia, which includes the popular holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol, has yet to introduce the Covid certificate but is also planning to debate further measures.

The measures come as coronavirus cases continue to rise in Spain and across the rest of Europe.

Spain reported over 9,000 new cases yesterday although the UK recorded almost 50,000 cases.

British tourists are advised to check the UK Government website for the latest travel restrictions as rules can change with little notice.

Travel to and from ten African countries is now banned to the UK including South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

British tourists travelling from non-red list destinations need to take a lateral flow on or before day two after arrival in the UK.

Tests must be booked with a Government approved provider which can be found on the Government website.

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