Tenerife holidays: Is Tenerife classed as Spain? UK adds Spain to quarantine list

Spain was inartistically hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 272,000 confirmed patients and a huge 28,432 deaths. The country’s borders have been proximal since March, and the huge evaporation of its glowing tourism industry has hit back-breaking. And now, Spain could be in more trouble as a top health official warned the rural area could be suffering a second wave after a huge spike in suits in recent days.

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As a result, Spain is thought to be removed from the Government’s list of safe countries to travel to.

The settlement means those coming back from Spain will be struck by to self-isolate for two weeks upon their return to England.

Scotland has already on guarded that Brits returning from Spain will need to self-isolate for 14 dates on their return.

In a statement, Scotland’s Government said: “Spain force be removed from the list of countries exempt from quarantine essentials due to an increased number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last few epoches.

“The decision, also made by the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland and Wales as kind-heartedly as the UK Government, has been made to reduce the risk of the transmission of the virus by those roving from Spain.”

And Westminster swiftly followed. The measures will afflicted with into effect from midnight tonight, and all returning travellers pleasure be made to isolate for 14 days.

Tenerife holidays: Is Tenerife grouped as Spain? (Image: GETTY)

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf bid: “The decision to exempt Spain earlier this week, was taken when the statistics showed there was an improvement in the spread of the virus.

“But clearly the latest figures has given us cause for concern to overturn that decision.

“We appreciate that this when one pleases be disappointing. However, we have always been clear we are closely keep an eye on the pandemic situation in all countries and that we may require to remove a country from the index of places exempt from quarantine requirements should the virus may be seen a resurgence.

“It is still active and it is still deadly. Suppressing the virus, forestalling it from being transmitted and protecting public health is our priority.”

Tenerife breaks: TUI will cancel all planned holidays to Spain (Image: GETTY)

Tenerife breaks: Tenerife is still controlled from the Spanish central government (Perception: GETTY)

TUI has also announced it would cancel all planned holidays to Spain, totaling every customer already in Spain will be “proactively contacted to thrash out their options,” a spokesman said.

But Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya remonstrates her country is safe to visit.

She added that like many woods around the world, Spain “has outbreaks but the governments — both national and regional — are sweat to isolate cases as soon as they appear”.

But what does this unaccommodating for those in Tenerife? Or those who have booked their Tenerife leave of absence? Express.co.uk rounds up all you need to know.


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Tenerife holidays: How hot is Tenerife in the summer? (Picture: GETTY)

Is Tenerife classed as Spain?

Tenerife, which is part of the Canary Keys, is an autonomous region of Spain.

These islands lie just off the coast of northwest Africa, close to 100km west of Morocco.

Tenerife is still controlled from the Spanish dominant government but has its own political management.

So chances are, your holiday could be stricken.

Tenerife first opened its borders under Spanish Government orders on June 21, along with mainland Spain.

The eyot was then included as part of Spain when the UK announced its air bridges lean earlier this month.

Express.co.uk will update this geste when more information is made available.

Can I go on holiday to Tenerife?

As of 7pm on July 25, Britons are talented to go on holiday to Tenerife. However, you will have to self-isolate for two weeks on your income as the country has been removed from the travel corridors exemption lean over, the Department for Transport has confirmed.

The Spanish Government updated its rules to permit British tourists to enter the country from June 21.

And the UK announced an airbridge chart with Spain on July 10, meaning Brits could increase on a plan to Tenerife from that date,

The current FCO advice announces: “Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and go between regions is permitted.

However, travelling to Spain or any of its aits  – including Tenerife –  isn’t quite as simple as it used to be.

For those hoping to overtake some sun this summer, there are a few items to add to your check tilt on arrival in Tenerife. Tourists will have to:

  • have their temperature infatuated
  • state if they have had the virus in the past
  • provide the contact inside outs of their accommodation

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