Canaries expected to end double-jab rule for British children within hours

By Linsey McNeill
10/02/2022
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The President of the Canary Islands Government said today that the ending of restrictions for British minors is ‘imminent’.

Ángel Víctor Torres said the decision would be confirmed ‘today or tomorrow’.

It is not clear if the move, which was reported by local media, will apply to the whole of Spain or just the Canary Islands.

Mr Torres said the rule that Brits between the age of 12 and 17 must be fully vaccinated to enter was being discussed between the ministries of health, tourism and foreign affairs this afternoon.

Earlier this week, the Canaries Minister of Tourism Yaiza Castilla pleaded with the Spanish Government to ease entry rules for British holidaymakers.

Thousands of families have been forced to cancel Christmas and half-term holidays since Spain introduced a ruling on 1 December 2021 that everyone from the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated.

However, Mr Torres said today that the COVID situation in the Canaries is getting much better.

He added: “The pressure on the health service is improving, so the logical thing is to update the alert levels accordingly and lower the level of some of the islands.”

Spain has ditched the requirement for masks to be worn outdoors from today, while the Balearics has confirmed that COVID Passes won’t be required to enter indoor venues from Saturday.

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