The Balearic and Canary Islands are to establish air corridors with European countries with free Covid testing for travellers returning home.
Under new rules set out by Spain’s central government, the Balearic and Canary Islands will allow travellers to enter without being tested on arrival, provided their arrival country has fewer than 50 Covid cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the previous 14 days.
Arrivals from countries with 50 Covid cases or more will need to show a negative test certificate obtained no more than 48 hours before the flight.
The new rules will mean all travellers leaving the islands will have to take a test 48 hours prior to the return flight. The test will be carried out in approved centres. If the test is positive, travellers will not be allowed to fly and will have to quarantine in the destination with costs and accommodation covered by the islands.
In a move to ‘allow us to recover mobility and reactivate the flow of tourists’ Spain’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto said he hoped the new rules on both islands would be extended to other popular tourism destinations within Spain’s mainland.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises UK travellers against all non-essential travel to Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks in the country.Follow and Share with Jetsettersblog.