Another blow to Spanish holidays as MORE travel rules expected due to Omicron spread

BRITS with plans to go on holiday to Spain could face tougher Covid restrictions as more travel rules are expected.

The Spanish prime minister has warned that more Covid travel rules could be brought in to try and slow the spread of Omicron.

Currently, to enter Spain, all travellers aged 12 and over must be fully vaccinated against Covid.

However, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez fears that is not enough, and more may have to be done to protect Spanish citizens.

He spoke at a conference yesterday, and, as reported by, he said: "The virus is still with us and fighting it must be a priority.

"The figures in the last few hours, with a cumulative incidence rate of 511 positive tests for every 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, pose a real risk to the health of our citizens.

"I've decided to call an emergency meeting for Wednesday, December 22 to analyse the evolution of the pandemic and study measures with which to face it."

Regional presidents from across Spain will meet on Wednesday to decide the best action to take.

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The announcement comes days after thousands of Brits cancel their holidays to popular Spanish hotspots due to Covid travel rules.

Benidorm, Murcia and the Canary Islands have been hit with hotel cancellations as Brits make last-minute holiday changes.

The requirement for all people aged 12 and over to be vaccinated has destroyed holiday chances for many British families, as teens in the UK may not have had the chance to get their second vaccine due to the UK's vaccine schedule.

So families with kids under 18 might not meet the requirements to enter the country.

Additionally, all travellers returning to the UK must take a pre-departure test, which can cost as much as £100pp – boosting the price of a holiday for a family of four by £400.

Brits must also do a PCR test when they arrive back in the country, and self-isolate until they get their result, adding additional cost and time to the trip.

Germany is the latest country to ban people from the UK from entering over fears of Omicron spreading.

We've rounded up the entry requirements and rules for Brit-favourite holiday spots, including France, Greece and the US.

And TUI has cancelled all flights to La Palma due to the continued volcano eruption.

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