This week has seen a lot of changes to the requirements when travelling to the Canary Islands over the next few weeks.
To travel to Spain you need either a PCR or TMA test for entry, which was taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. This needs to be entered on the Spanish Health form, which should be filled in online no more than 48 hours before arrival. PCR tests are generally the most expensive form of test and can only be taken by private clinics, as when travelling you need a certificate to say that you are ‘fit to fly’.
In addition to this, the Canary Islands have announced this week, they will also accept rapid Antigen tests, which take considerably less time to process. There a number of providers located in our Coronavirus hub, in the Concierge section of the website.
Travel Corridor & FCDO Advice
Due to an increase in Coronavirus cases in the Canary Islands, the UK government have decided to revoke the ‘Travel Corridor. This means that anyone returning from the archipelago will need to self-isolate on the return for at least 10 days, which can be shortened by taking a test after 5 days.
However, the UK government haven’t changed the FCDO (Foreign Office) advice, it remains that they advise travel to the Canary Islands is safe. This means that holidays will still be going ahead, airlines will still operate and tour operators will adhere to their ‘standard terms & conditions’.