Holiday-makers warned Spain’s Covid-19 restrictions could be back by summer

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Holiday-makers from the UK and elsewhere have been warned that Covid-19 restrictions could be back in Spain this summer after the number of cases surge once again.

The warning on July 4 comes from Canary Islands Public Health Official, Amos Garcia Rojas who said that the reintroduction of new restrictions could not be ruled out.

Speaking to GB News, Rojas said: “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-19, which have more transmissible characteristics, which cause many more infections, but fortunately are also less virulent, most are mild or asymptomatic.”

Most restrictions have been lifted across Spain however some regions have maintained limited requirements such as wearing masks on flights and when in medical facilities.

According to Rojas the numbers are not as bad as they were during the pandemic however they were creeping up and with numerous large events taking place, the numbers were set to continue increasing.

A number of regions and regions have been calling for a return to some restrictions and in particular the use of face masks indoors, with concerns about the spread and its effect on the older and more vulnerable sectors of the population.

The warning for holiday-makers comes as the government in Spain asks people to take care and to continue following basic health advice. That includes good hand hygiene, maintaining distance when indoors and isolating when positive, failure to do so could see Spain’s Covid-19 restrictions back by summer.


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Peter McLaren-Kennedy

Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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    • John

      04 July 2022 • 20:41

      Incredible that the Spanish, particularly in the Canaries, still refuse to accept all the conclusive evidence that face masks do nothing to restrict transmission. Also astonishing that despite admitting that the latest variants are extremely mild and of no real risk to almost everyone, they are readying themselves for ‘more restrictions’. Did they ever do this for flu? Of course not. It is pathetic scare-mongering and self-importance. Please please stop the obsession with face masks as the ‘solution’ – they serve no purpose at all other than to subjugate their population.

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    • M

      04 July 2022 • 20:59

      Tourists will opt for alternative destinations like Portugal and other countries taking a realistic and pragmatic stance moving forward. Spain keeping up this hype will have a negative impact on tourism, with people sick of this political control over a mild version of Omicron, maybe they want to keep this going to advance their perpetual covid jabs come Autumn with big Pharma hoping for a big pay check again with kick backs to the usual suspects!

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