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paulchapo

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thats very sad mate, cant you whip the mrs away for a cheap one say Tenerife for a week.just paid £12.99 going and £20 return on 30th of this month with Ryanair,think they just moved into tier 2 but its not a big deal,dosent replace getting over to Thailland but at least you could both chil with a few beers or a bottle of wine

Tenerife is level 4 I'm here at the moment. Masks worn everywhere even outside, though many ignoring that. Bars at reduced capacity and all shut at midnight.
 

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Tenerife is level 4 I'm here at the moment. Masks worn everywhere even outside, though many ignoring that. Bars at reduced capacity and all shut at midnight.
yes noticed on the web cams people wearing masks and some without,think your ok with no mask on the beach?, i think their reviewing on the 24th
 

paulchapo

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yes noticed on the web cams people wearing masks and some without,think your ok with no mask on the beach?, i think their reviewing on the 24th

They are supposed to be mandatory except on the beach, when swimming and hiking; n open spaces. Many not complying and the police don't appear as zealous to enforce it as previous times. Bars are ignoring restrictions and packing them in while they can.
 

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They are supposed to be mandatory except on the beach, when swimming and hiking; n open spaces. Many not complying and the police don't appear as zealous to enforce it as previous times. Bars are ignoring restrictions and packing them in while they can.
Yeah I flew back today after a quick break over to see some mates and there's fuck all restrictions in place at all bar the midnight closures.
 

paulchapo

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Yeah I flew back today after a quick break over to see some mates and there's fuck all restrictions in place at all bar the midnight closures.

The bar restrictions and midnight closures are just stupid. Who's counting? Plus in the popular bars try telling a load of drunks you're full with no bouncer backup as many bars don't use them. As for the midnight closing everyone is now packed together leaving numerous bars when a later closing meant leaving was staggered.
 

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The bar restrictions and midnight closures are just stupid. Who's counting? Plus in the popular bars try telling a load of drunks you're full with no bouncer backup as many bars don't use them. As for the midnight closing everyone is now packed together leaving numerous bars when a later closing meant leaving was staggered.
It's a nonsense, the first few days I was over was 1am finish but suddenly they decided that extra hour must be doing too much damage!! Haha!
It didn't matter too much to me as this was more business than pleasure but sad to see a lot of late opening bars being put at severe risk of never reopening.
I'll not be over now until early March so hopefully things improve for those who rely on a later finish.
 

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Booked some cheap flights to Spain for the family a few months ago (flying in April). My daughter has recently turned 12 but hasn’t got time to get double vaccinated before we go, which is now an entry requirement for Spain. Does anyone know if this is a permanent rule, or was it just introduced in response to Omicron and could be scrapped again before we’re due to fly?

It's only a temporary measure, but it is a 'how long is a piece of string' type scenario.
Initially only brought in for December, I think it's now in place until towards the end of this month and then subject to another review (about every 2 weeks it's reviewed I think)

I'd like to think that by April it will have been dropped, otherwise Spain are gonna miss out on so much tourism business for Easter, so the best thing to do at the moment is nothing assuming plan A is still to go as booked.

Depending on the airline, you might be able to change the flights free of charge if things are looking a bit iffy closer to departure.
 
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It's only a temporary measure, but it is a 'how long is a piece of string' type scenario.
Initially only brought in for December, I think it's now in place until towards the end of this month and then subject to another review (about every 2 weeks it's reviewed I think)

I'd like to think that by April it will have been dropped, otherwise Spain are gonna miss out on so much tourism business for Easter, so the best thing to do at the moment is nothing assuming plan A is still to go as booked.

Depending on the airline, you might be able to change the flights free of charge if things are looking a bit iffy closer to departure.
Thanks for the advice mate, much appreciated. The airline are currently allowing us to change flights free of charge, but will hold fire for now and hope that the requirements are dropped in the coming weeks/months.
 

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