The use of the COVID certificate, expanded in Catalonia, Navarra and the Balearic Islands


Catalonia, from midnight

Catalonia will require from this midnight, and for 14 days, the use of the COVID certificate to enter bars and restaurants, except on terraces, and gyms, after receiving the endorsement of the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) that has warned the Catalan Generalitat that, to extend the use to other spaces or activities, it must improve its allegations. The Prosecutor’s Office has opposed, without being heard by the magistrates.

The Generalitat wants to extend it to cinemas, theaters, auditoriums and commercial galleries, among others, although only in the event that there is dance or restaurant activity inside the venues if the epidemiological situation does not improve.

In this regard, the high court has warned that the “accentuated and unbridled addition of more and more activities” for which the health certificate is required “will require at least greater motivation and reinforced justification.”

In Catalonia, the use of the COVID certificate was already required since October 7 to enter indoor nightlife venues and, since the beginning of November, to attend banquets, celebrations and events in hotels and restaurants with the possibility of dancing. The community presents this Thursday an accumulated incidence in the last 14 days 170 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Navarra, from Saturday

After receiving authorization from the Superior Court of Justice of Navarra (TSJN), Navarra will require from this Saturday, November 27, the COVID passport for access to certain establishments and events until January 7, 2022, both included.

More about the subject:

– Catalonia requests the use of the COVID certificate in restaurants and gyms

– “No” to the COVID passport to enter restaurants and leisure in Euskadi

– More Communities pending justice to demand the Covid passport

With the ruling of the Chamber, the COVID passport All people over 12 years of age will be asked for access to restaurants with a capacity for more than 60 diners, discos and party rooms, establishments with a café-show license and bars with a special license. In the latter, it will be requested from 0:00 hours. Likewise, the document will be verified in mass events of a cultural nature with the consumption of food and / or drinks held indoors and in which the capacity of 1,000 people is exceeded.

Balearic Islands: remains

The Superior Court of Justice of the Balearic Islands (TSJIB) has authorized this Thursday the Government of the Balearic Islands to maintain the requirement to present the COVID certificate to enter discotheques until December 8, as announced by the Minister of Health, Patricia Gómez. The measure came into effect on October 8, when nightlife was reopened.

Gómez has indicated that the Government analyzes the situation of the pandemic on a daily basis and has recalled that the risk level indicators of the Ministry of Health have changed, which implies that “Each of the islands must be repositioned at its risk level”.

Valencian Community, pending

The Valencian Community has requested the Superior Court of Justice of Valencia (TSJV) the mandatory use of the COVID certificate to access hotel and restaurant establishments, as long as they exceed the capacity of 50 people, as of December 3 and for 30 days. The objective, announced this Thursday by President Ximo Puig, is to pass the threshold of New Year’s Eve with this requirement in force.

Taking into account the capacity for which it is requested, small venues would be excluded.

In addition, The presentation of the health certificate will be required to enter leisure venues or casinos, in which the rule of capacity greater than 50 people will also apply. It will also be required for access to music festivals or mass events.