The Covid passport is no longer required for access to restaurants and health centres (In Andalucia)

The Covid passport for access to nightlife, hospitality, health and social-health establishments lapses this Tuesday, February 15, in Andalusia, as announced this past Saturday by the Minister of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía, Jesús Aguirre.

"The 15th of February is the deadline for the extension of the Covid passport, we are not going to ask for the renewal, so the obligation of the Covid passport for nightlife, catering, health and social-health establishments will expire. As of Tuesday, it will no longer be compulsory in Andalusia," Aguirre stressed in statements to the media in Córdoba.

On this matter, the Minister of Health also spoke on Monday at an event in La Palma del Condado (Huelva), where he justified the decline in the use of the Covid certificate because "coercive measures must be removed", since "the figures for contagion are not normal", there is "a very clear trend towards a drop in the accumulated incidence and hospital pressure", which is why the Regional Government will not take "any" new measures.

Aguirre, who thanked the catering, nightlife and hospital and residential sectors for "the immense work they have done asking for Covid passports", said that this has been "an incentive, not only to make establishments safe, but also to encourage those who were more reluctant to get vaccinated", which has led to a drop in the number of unvaccinated Andalusians, which now stands at 290,000 people.