The Foreign Office (FCDO) has not changed its advice on travelling to Canary Islands despite the destination losing its travel corridor with England.
The Canaries’ travel corridor with England is due to be removed on Saturday (12 December) following the weekly update by transport secretary Grant Shapps.
Travel corridor changes over the past few months have quickly been followed by corresponding changes in FCDO advice to the affected country or region. But since the travel corridor announcement on Thursday night (10 December), there has been no change to the advice for the Canaries.
The FCDO confirmed to TTG today that it had not removed the Canaries’ exclusion from the advice against all but essential travel to the rest of Spain.
The FCDO’s advice decisions draw on PHE’s (Public Health England) country assessments to judge the risks to British people of exposure to Covid-19 in each country/territory. This is separate to decisions on travel corridors, which consider the overall risk to UK public health of inbound travel from a particular country.
The travel advice remains under constant review, looking at the latest epidemiological information and other relevant factors.
The FCDO’s decision – or lack of – has created confusion for the trade and consumers with easyJet Holidays moving to offer passengers booked to travel to the Canaries in December the opportunity to “cancel for credit”, where they will receive credit to their online account.