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UK imposes quarantine for arrivals from Spain | TUI UK & Ireland cancels travel to mainland Spain until 9 August


In a recent development UK has decided to impose quarantine for arrivals from Spain due to a second spike in Covid-19 cases.

The announcement of the FCO goes as follows:

From 26 July, the FCO advises against all non-essential travel to mainland Spain based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Only the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa) and Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera) are exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel.

This advice is based on evidence of increases in cases of COVID-19 in several regions, but particularly in Aragon, Navarra and Catalonia (which include the cities of Zaragoza, Pamplona and Barcelona).

Public Health England are continuing to monitor the situation in the Balearic and Canary Islands closely. Travellers there should continue to check this advice regularly.

Travellers in Spain

The FCO is not advising those already travelling in Spain to leave at this time. Travellers should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect themselves and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.

Returning to the UK

If you are returning from Spain (including from the Balearics and Canaries) you will be required to self-isolate on your return to the UK, but the FCO is not advising you to cut short your visit. You should contact your tour operator or airline if you have any questions about your return journey.

TUI UK & Ireland cancel flights to mainland Spain

TUI UK & Ireland will cancel flights from the UK to mainland Spain until 9 August due to the UK government’s travel warning. This has no effect on German holidaymakers. There are unlimited flights from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Spain, including the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.

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