UPDATED INFORMATION FROM BRITISH AND SPANISH GOVERNMENTS
Currently the Spanish Government has a ban on UK travellers travelling to Spain in place until the end of May 2021. The Government has said it will be ready to introduce a vaccine type passport from June 2021, although it will need to be agreed across the EU and hopefully rolled out to include third party nations including Britain.
All passengers (including children six years old and over) travelling to Lanzarote airport from the UK will be required to present a negative PCR test taken within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, in order to enter the island.
In terms of travellers arriving from Spain to England, the rules determining who can travel have eased under the new traffic light system. People can travel from Spain for any reason - there is no reason to prove that your trip is essential.
However, the rules on testing and quarantine remain much the same. The rules for travellers returning to England from Spain (an amber country) are:
- provide a negative pre-departure Covid test taken within 72 hours to show at the UK border
- complete a passenger locator form
- compulsory quarantine for 10 days at home
- you will also have to take a PCR test on day two and day eight of your self-solation - there is also the option to have an additional PCR test to release on day five to end self-isolation early
- you will have to pay for all PCR test
SpTH Form and QR Code
Remember each traveller is also required to complete the Spanish Government's SpTH Form and obtain a QR code. The App can be downloaded onto a mobile phone via the website at www.spth.gob.es or the form can be completed at the website and a hard copy printed. You cannot complete the form until 48 hours prior to your travel time. Similarly, prior to your UK return journey you are required to complete the UK Form at www.gov.uk.
The Las Brisas address: Calle La Gomera 1, 35580 Playa Blanca, Canarias.
The Las Brisas complex has also introduced Covid-19 protocols that should be adhered to at all times. These are basic common sense requirements, further information will be provided at check-in.
This villa, as part of the Las Brisas complex, is regulated tourist accommodation and has a Tourist Licence No E-35-3-0000169. At first signs of symptoms of Covid-19, self-isolate in the villa and inform reception immediately by telephone (+34) 928 517130. The staff will be available to deal with any concerns and to provide necessary information.
Revised Reception Opening Times
Mon, Tue, Sat and Sun: 09.00 - 18.00
Wed, Thu and Fri: 09.00 - 20.00
Emergencies: +34 686 480265
The Canary Islands government has signed a deal with insurers AXA to provide insurance cover for all visitors, foreign and domestic, visiting the islands, which guarantees to cover medical costs if they contract Covid-19 while on the islands, as well as covering the costs of extended quarantine periods, and if necessary, for health repatriation. The policy launched at the start of August 2020 and is set to run for the next 12 months.
The cover guarantees medical expenses, health repatriation and prolongation of stays by quarantine related to Covid-19, to comply with a mandatory confinement as a result of a positive test. The stipulation is that travellers must not know they had Covid-19 prior to travelling.
The cover is automatic for all travellers and does not need to be subscribed to. It is for stays of a maximum of 30 days and applies to people staying in regulated tourist accommodation on the island. The maximum quarantine is for 15 days, and immediate family are also covered for any quarantine period up to 15 days.
This is not a full travel insurance policy and only covers expenses relating to contracting Covid-19 while on the islands.
This information is provided for your assistance and doesn't relieve you of your responsibility to be aware of Government regulations.