Galacia requires vaccination certificate or negative coronavirus test to enter bars and cafeterías from today

Galacia requires vaccination certificate or negative coronavirus test to enter bars and cafeterías from today. image: Wikipedia

Galacia becomes the first region in Spain to require a vaccination certificate or negative coronavirus test to enter bars and cafeterías.

The regional government of Galicia has decided that from Saturday, July 24, a vaccination certificate or negative coronavirus test will be needed to enter the insides of bars and cafeterías in 36 municipalities, including Vigo, Ourense, Pontevedra, O Grove and Sanxenxo.

Although the measure has still to be ratified by the Galician High Court, bar and restaurant owners have already started asking customers for proof of a Covid health pass or closing their interiors completely to the public to avoid possible fines.

This requirement, which has been introduced in France and Greece, was already being applied in nightlife venues across the region.

Regional authorities have also closed nightlife venues in municipalities with a high level of coronavirus infection – a measure that affects 35% of the Galician population, consisting of nearly a million people. Galicia has not reported a single Covid-19 death for the second day in a row.

Related:

Tenerife moves up to Level 4, Gran Canaria to Level 3 & Lanzarote to Level 2.

In order to access the interior of the restaurants and bars on the islands that are at alert level 4 it will be necessary to present, for those over 18 years of age, either:

The EU-Covid vaccination certificate- A Negative Active Infection Diagnostic Test (carried out in the last 72 hours) -Proof of overcoming the infection in the last six months

The same measures will also be applied in the case of the interiors of sports and cultural establishments.

As of Monday, July 26, the islands that are in level 4 will maintain the capacity of level 3, but it will be required that all people carry with them either a certificate of vaccination, negative diagnostic test, or the certificate of having passed through the disease in order to access the interiors spaces of restaurants, bars, sports centre, cultural establishments.

 

 


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