#Mallorca and #Ibiza in #Spain toughen #coronavirus rules - no outside dining ...

SPAIN holidays officially remain off the cards for British tourists as the UK government continues to warn against non-essential travel. Some holidaymakers are still braving the quarantine though - but the islands of Mallorca and Ibiza are now clamping down further on coronavirus safety rules.

PUBLISHED: 10:03, Sat, Sep 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:25, Sat, Sep 12, 2020

Spain holidays have changed immensely in recent months. The country has issued a plethora of rules in a bid to limit the spread of coronavirus. Spain currently has the highest number of COVID cases in Europe.

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It has 566,326 confirmed cases at the time of writing.

Mallorca and Ibiza are two Spanish islands hugely popular with British holidaymakers.

Both have further tightened rules this weekend.

The toughening of restrictions comes as government leaders say there is light at the end of the tunnel for the return of British holidaymakers.

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spain holidays mallorca ibiza coronavirus rules news latestSpain holidays: New measures include a ban on al fresco dining (Image: Getty Images)

spain holidays mallorca ibiza coronavirus rules news latestSpain holidays: Four districts of Palma, Mallorca's capital, are on a voluntary lockdown (Image: Getty Images)

President of the Balearic Islands, Francina Armengol yesterday announced new measures to try and stop the spread of COVID-19.

These included the closure of all playgrounds, the suspension of all fairs and festivals, a ban on al fresco dining and reduced capacity limits for sporting events, cinemas and theatres.

Four districts of Palma, Mallorca's capital, are also on a voluntary lockdown as of yesterday, which affects around 23,000 people.

Movements are being restricted in Son Gotleu, Can Capes, Soledat Nord and part of Son Canals where a "stay at home" message is being relayed.

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