Today, Gran Canaria has relaxed more of its Covid restrictions, allowing for more social interaction.
Covid alert level across the Canary Islands was at the highest level – Level 4 – but as of midnight this morning, it was downgraded to Level 3. As a result of the changes, groups of up to 12 people can sit at a table in Gran Canaria restaurants, rather than just eight under Level 4 rules.
Hotels, restaurants, and bars could stay open until 4 am instead of 3 am, and nightclubs could operate at 100 percent capacity outside instead of 75 percent. In addition to Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Palma were downgraded from Level 4 last month to Level 3.
Health experts say, however, that the islands’ current levels of Covid may not last much longer since all restrictions are likely to be lifted by June.
Since the pandemic began, the Canaries have operated on a traffic light system based on the number of cases and occupied hospitals. José Juan Alemán, the director of Public Health, revealed that the traffic light system would be phased out soon.
The Spanish government changed its entry requirements to allow unvaccinated British citizens to enter. The Spanish government allows people who recovered from Covid within the last 180 days to visit the country, even if they haven’t had any jabs or only one.
Unvaccinated Brits who plan to travel abroad during the Easter holidays will be pleased to learn this news. As a result of an improvement in Covid cases in the Balearic Islands, Spain has also relaxed some other Covid travel restrictions in time for Easter.