The document can be a certificate of vaccination against the virus, that the disease has been passed or a negative test carried out in the last 72 hours.
The so-called covid passport is necessary from this Saturday to access the interior of hospitality establishments in municipalities with the highest incidence of covid-19 in the Spanish region of Galicia, a measure that is applied for the first time in Spain after other European countries have adopted it in different circumstances.
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The document can be a certificate of vaccination against the virus, that the disease has passed or a negative test carried out in the last 72 hours, for those over 12 years of age in 36 municipalities in this region of northwestern Spain, which include some of its main cities.
Another Spanish region, the Atlantic archipelago of the Canary Islands, which is one of the main tourist destinations in the country, will require it from this next Monday, in its case also in closed sports and cultural venues and for people from 18 years old in municipalities with higher incidence of the disease.
Both regions have opted for this measure although the Government of Spain has pointed out that the covid passport is designed to facilitate mobility between countries and its application in these circumstances by regional authorities must be legally endorsed.
Other countries in Europe are already demanding it, such as Portugal, France and Greece, or they plan to order it soon, such as Ireland and Belgium, in different areas that also include, in addition to the hotel industry, cinemas and theaters, sports venues or shopping centers.
Spain is at extreme risk of the disease, with an incidence of 677 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last fourteen days, more than double the 250 that mark that level of risk, and which is especially high among young people, with up to 1,883 positives among those between 20 and 29 years old, with 81,221 deaths and 4,280,429 accumulated infections since the start of the pandemic.