Holiday warning as Spanish city extends Covid restrictions – including a ban on dancing

A SPANISH city has extended its Covid restrictions, causing a headache for Brits with holiday plans.

Murcia had planned on lifting its Covid restrictions today but now won't lift them until February 4.

The region's Superior Court approved the extension in a bid to reduce the spread of Omicron.

Indoor capacity for hospitality and nightlife businesses in Murcia is capped at 75 per cent, according to English speaking Spanish news outlet The Olive Press.

Dancing is banned, no more than 10 people can sit together indoors or 12 people outdoors and non-essential business must be closed between 1am and 6am.

Restrictions have been increasing in various parts of Spain, with three Canary Islands being put on high Covid alert.

Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria are all at Level 4 Covid alert – the highest level – meaning beaches are limited to 50 per cent capacity and appointments may be required for people who want to visit the beach.

However, the region of Catalonia, which includes the city of Barcelona, has confirmed the night curfew will be scrapped today – in a boost for Brits with holiday plans.

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Spain's Covid restrictions have damaged the tourism industry in the country, especially the popular party resort of Benidorm.

Around 50 per cent of the hotels have been forced to close due to a lack of visitors, with hoteliers warning the situation is as bad as during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of Brits have cancelled holidays to Spain in recent weeks due to Covid travel rules which prohibit unvaccinated Brits from entering.

The rule applies to children aged 12 and over which has caused problems for families hoping to go abroad as some under 18s haven't been double vaccinated in the UK due to the vaccine rollout schedule.

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