Lanzarote holiday: Is Lanzarote on lockdown? Can I travel to Lanzarote?

Lanzarote holiday: Is Lanzarote on lockdown? Can I travel to Lanzarote?

Lanzarote is one of the Spanish Canary Islands, and one of the most popular amongst UK tourists. The Spanish tourism is just making a comeback now after months of stagnation, but COVID-19 is as well, with cases spiking across Europe. Both Spain and the UK have started imposing new measures to stem the spread, which will affect how people travel.

Is Lanzarote on lockdown?

Spain is on the precipice of a second wave, with cases sharply ticking upwards.

Officials believe visitors face a high risk of catching the disease, and in some areas, the rate has increased to 987 cases per 100,000 people.

The Canary Islands run on Spanish administration but lie offshore.

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“It is an obligation of a sanitary nature but also of another nature, with the pertinent sanctions.”

The British Government has not yet prohibited travel to the Canary Islands, but, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all but “non-essential” trips to Spain and its associated territories.

Anyone already there on holiday can stay as long as they wish, although they will need to quarantine on return.

Those returning from Spain or the Canary Islands will have to spend two weeks self-isolating at home.

Published at Sun, 06 Sep 2020 11:47:45 +0000