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Covid health pass Valencia Region Will Need To Use Covid Health Pass From Friday Spain News

A Valencian court has approved the demand for the Covid health pass for people to secure access to nightlife venues, the hospitality sector, large events, hospitals and care homes.

On Monday, the High Court of the Valencian region agreed that from this Friday, December 3, the health pass would be required for entry into hospitals, care homes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs across the area.

The High Court ruled that at this stage of the pandemic the use of the Covid Digital Certificate was “balanced”, “would hardly impact economic activity” and be “more beneficial to the general public and the control over the virus”.

Rejected during the summer period for breaching fundamental rights, the Covid health pass has more recently been accepted by local judges, who consider its application more suitable than other Covid restrictions that affect a now largely vaccinated population.

The announcement also comes just days after the Spanish authorities announced that they would no longer allow British tourists who haven’t been fully vaccinated, to visit Costa Blanca and Spain in a move to help prevent the spread of the new Omicron variant. 

From December 3, people from the towns and cities across the Valencian region, that includes the popular areas of Alicante, Benidorm and Valencia, will have to prove they have been fully vaccinated, have been tested and received a negative result or have recovered from Covid, by presenting a Covid health pass before entering certain establishments. Those venues include bars, restaurants, nightclubs and cafes that can cater for more than 50 customers.

Those who wish to enter a care home or hospital will also have to show their Covid certificate in either digital format on their mobile phones or on paper.

Covid health passes will also be required for large events that are held both indoors and outside including first communions, weddings and music festivals. The pass will not be required for entry to cinemas, theatres or outdoor terraces.

The new ruling is expected to stay in place for the whole of December, including the Christmas and New Year periods.

The approval gives the Valencian government the authority to execute and continue with the Covid restriction because without the country’s state of alarm in place regional authorities can see such actions reversed by judges.