NEW travel rules are in place for Spain, as the Omicron variant has resulted in testing restrictions being introduced across Europe.

And with Spain's Canary and Balearic Islands popular with UK holidaymakers, especially during the winter months, we've explained everything you need to know about travelling there.

Can I go on holiday to the Canary Islands?

The Canary Islands, which includes Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria, are open to Brits.

However, from December 1, all arrivals must be fully vaccinated, if over the age of 12.

While this means kids under 12 do not need to be vaccinated, or have a Covid test, teenagers aged between 12 and 18 will not be allowed into the islands unless they have had both jabs.

Can I go on holiday to the Balearic Islands?

The Balearic Islands, which include Ibiza and Majorca, are also open to Brits.

However, the same rules regarding vaccinations are in place.

All arrivals must be fully vaccinated, if over the age of 12, meaning teenagers will not be able to visit the island unless they have had both jabs, with the second at least 14 days before.

What are the Canary Islands' travel rules?

Along with being fully vaccinated, you must fill in a Spanish Health Form before arrival.

You must also download the Radar Covid notification app to your mobile, which will alert you to the Covid risk in your area.

Some resorts may need you to show a negative Covid test, so it is worth checking before travelling.

Anyone over the age of six must wear face masks in enclosed public spaces such as restaurants, cafes, bars and tourist attractions.

What are the Balaeric Islands' travel rules?

The same rules are in place in the Balearic Islands too.

All arrivals must fill in a Spanish Health Form before arrival.

Some resorts may require a negative test, and you have to download the Radar Covid app.

The same mask rules apply on the islands for anyone over six in crowded public spaces.

There is also limited capacity at beaches and attractions.

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