MORE BRITS have been forced to cancel their Spanish holidays due to the travel rules regarding kids.
The current rules require all arrivals into Spain to be fully vaccinated – including anyone over the age of 12.
Proof of recoveries and negative tests are no longer permitted, meaning teenagers have to have both jabs.
Not only that, Spain will only permit Brits to enter if they can prove they have been fully vaccinated against Covid within the last 270 days, or had their booster.
Many families have had kids who have tested positive for Covid in recent weeks – meaning they haven't been able to get their second jab.
This has led to many having to postpone or cancel their trips.
Travel operator Hazel Bryant from Travel with Kitts told the BBC:"The reasons are, they're not double vaccinated or because they've had Covid in the last six weeks – which means they haven't gone for their second jab. Spain will not allow them in."
While the UK has rolled out the vaccine to teenagers, many are yet to get their second jab.
Ben Fislock said he had to cancel his trip to Gran Canaria with his family, as one of his kids has "only just turned 12" so hadn't had their jab.
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Earlier this month, hotel association Hosbec said they were suffering from "thousands of cancellations" of reservations by families in the UK who wanted to take a holiday during half-term.
A spokesperson said: "Spain does not allow the entry of children without a complete vaccination schedule but with the AstraZeneca vaccine, there are many British minors who have not yet been able to complete it due to the waiting times between a first and second dose.
"All these thousands of reservations from British families who cannot enter Spain are being diverted to other competing destinations that have conveniently relaxed their restrictions: Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt being the great beneficiaries."
Spain is starting to lift some of their other travel restrictions, however.
The country has scrapped its outdoor face mask requirement today in a boost to Brits who are heading abroad during half term.
Face masks have been mandatory since December, but the rule was finally lifted this morning.
And La Palma has relaxed its Covid restrictions just in time for half term with hopes the other Canary Islands will follow suit.
The Spanish island has been downgraded from Level 4 Covid alert to Level 3.
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