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Can We Travel to Tenerife?

From Monday 24th May 2021 Spain announced that British holiday makers will be allowed to travel to Spain (including Tenerife and the Canary Islands).

Travellers will not be required to present a negative PCR Test when entering Spain

However, if travellers from the UK have travelled to a country on Spain’s list of Risk Countries 10 days before travelling to Spain, you will be required to produce evidence of a negative test.

All passengers entering Spain are required to fill out a FCS Health Control Form.  You can access this form online at spth.gob.es or from their App SpTH.

After you have completed the form online you will receive an email with a security code which links your completed form with your trip and a QR Code.  You must either print this form and carry it with you, or download this onto your mobile phone or in the App. You will be required to produce this at airport control.

It is essential that all passengers to Spain have a form associated with their trip and the form is non-transferable.  You can start to fill in the form when you make your booking, however, you can only fill out the health questions and accept the form in the 48 hours before you arrive in Spain.  When you validate the form you will receive the QR form associated with your trip.  You must show the QR code associated with your trip at the airport.  The easiest way to manage this is via the App.

Amber List Countries

Although Spain is allowing visitors from the UK to enter the country, Spain (including Tenerife) remain on the Amber List in the UK.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) current advice is against all but essential travel to Amber Listed Countries. The next government review is the 21 June 2021 and we will find out then whether further restrictions will be lifted and if Spain and the Canary Islands (including Tenerife), will be added to the Green List.

As we have all seen and maybe experienced, the travel industry has been greatly affected due to Covid-19. The position regarding travel and which countries we can travel to, or from, can change over night. It is therefore essential that you check the current UK Government website for their up to date travel information. You can find out more on www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Entry requirements into the UK arriving from Tenerife

Travellers returning from Amber List countries must have proof of a negative Covid-19 test before arriving back in the UK. 

You must take the test up to 72 hours before arriving back in the UK.  Proof of the negative test must either be in printed format or an email or text message on your mobile phone.

Pre-Book 2 Covid-19 Tests in the UK

You must pre-book 2 Covid-19 tests to take after you arrive in the UK.  Ensure you book your 2 Covid-19 tests. These must be booked on or before day 2 and on or before day 8. Before you travel back to the UK have these delivered to your home address where you will be quarantining.

You also have the option of booking a further test which means you can end your 10 day period of quarantine early, if you have a negative test using the Test to Release Scheme. You aren’t able to use the Test to Release Scheme until you have been in England for 5 full days. If you wish to use this feature you must book this in addition to your 2 compulsory tests.

Children under 4 years of age do not need to take a Covid-19 test.

Passenger Locator Form

You are required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form online and produce this when you check into your flight back to the UK. You can fill in and submit the form 48 hours before you fly. This form will also need to be produced at the airport when you check in or board the plane.

Covid-19 Test Before Travelling to the UK

You will also be required to have proof of a negative Covid-19 to fly to the UK. The test needs to be taken in the 72 hours before you travel.

Proof of this test will be required in a printed format or on an e-mail or text message with proof of a negative test. Check in plenty of time before 72 hours you are due to return for a test provider who can provide you with this service.

If your test result is positive you must not travel.

Quarantine

On entering the UK you must quarantine for 10 days after arrival. Unless you have pre-paid for an additional Test to Release Scheme.

If you break the quarantine rules you could be fined up to £10,000.

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