23 Oct, 2020 @ 15:45
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UK Ambassador praises Canary Islands on becoming first part of Spain to see travel quarantine scrapped

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THE UK Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott, has welcomed the news that the Canary Islands will be added to Britain’s Travel Corridors list this weekend.

From 4.00am this Sunday(October 25), people returning from the Canary Islands to the UK will no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days.

Hugh Elliott said: “We know how much tourism matters to Spain and the Canary Islands, as well as to the many UK nationals who visit each year, especially during the winter months.”

“I’d like to congratulate and to thank the island authorities for the great efforts that they have made to contain the pandemic and which have been crucial in making this decision possible,” Elliott added.

The UK announcement also means that travel insurance will now be valid as the island group is no longer on the Foreign Office ‘non-essential’ travel list.

The Canary Islands have Spain’s lowest COVID-19 infection rates, followed by the Valencian Community on the mainland.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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