If you want to book a last minute half term break, the Government announced this afternoon that anyone returning to England from the Canary Islands (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Tenerife, La Gomera), the Maldives, Denmark and Mykonos will no longer need to quarantine for 14 days.
The quarantine requirement will be come into force from 4am on SUNDAY morning. If you were planning to head back before then, I recommend you add on a couple of days to your holiday!
Liechtenstein has been added to the quarantine list.
Note that the rest of Spain remains on the quarantine list. Only the Canary Islands are exempt.
BA Holidays has just launched a Canary Islands flash sale to celebrate, with £100 off packages booked by Tuesday 27th October. Here is the small print:
Savings apply to new holiday package bookings only where a minimum spend, qualifying destination and cabin is met. Eligible holiday package bookings with a total cost of £1,500 per booking save £100 per booking made between 18:00 Thursday 22 October and 23:59 on Tuesday 27 October 2020. Valid on economy (Euro Traveller cabin) holidays in Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife. A ‘Holiday package’ is a Flight + Hotel booking; hotels added to flights after a flight has been selected or booked will not be eligible. Holiday package bookings including multiple destinations are not eligible. Valid for travel between 23 October 2020 and 30 September 2021 only. Please check full terms and conditions at ba.com/offers
The Government has already amended the list of countries exempt from the Foreign Office ‘do not travel’ list (click here). This is usually the trigger for being able to abandon your holiday plans and make a successful travel insurance claim.
The official ‘travel corridor’ list is on this page of the Government website.