Hope for Spanish holidays as rules banning unvaxxed kids could be scrapped

FAMILIES have been forced to cancel their Spain holidays due to new rules which mean anyone over 12 must be fully vaccinated.

However, there is hope for half-term holidays as this could be lifted to allow teenagers to enter the holiday islands even if they haven't had both jabs.

President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torre said they are looking for a "solution" to the problem which has banned teenagers who haven't had both jabs.

In the UK, some kids over 12 are yet to have both jabs.

This has resulted in "thousands of families" canceling holidays to some of the Spain hotspots such as Benidorm.

The hotel association Hosbec says they are suffering "thousands of cancellations" of reservations by families in the UK who wanted to take a holiday during half-term but have been thwarted by the new rules.

However, Mr Torre told local media that there have been talks with the government and Health Minister Carolina Darias to introduce a change to the rules.

This could be a single jab and a negative test, he suggested, with hopes of an announcement "in days".

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Earlier this month, Spain tightened their entry restrictions which only permits fully vaccinated Brits to enter the country.

Brits must be fully vaccinated and cannot now use a negative Covid test or proof of recovery to enter.

Not only that, but anyone who received their second dose more than nine months ago must have had a third booster jab to be allowed in.

The booster must have been given more than 14 days before travelling.

Many of the holiday islands also remain on the highest alert, meaning restrictions are in place regarding curfews and capacity levels at restaurants and bars,

The Balearic Islands of Majorca, Ibiza and Formentera are on the highest Covid Level 4 alert, along with the Canary Islands Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Some rules have been scrapped – face masks no longer have to be worn in outdoor spaces across Spain.

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