THE UK TAKES THE CANARY ISLANDS OFF ITS TRAVEL ‘BLACK LIST’

 2021/05/04 14:16:43  Written by Canarian Weekly  National

The British Government has removed the Canary Islands from the list of destinations to which it had so far advised its citizens against travelling to, unless for essential reasons, due to the incidence of the coronavirus. It is still illegal to travel abroad from the UK for holidays at the moment, but this is a massive potential boost ahead of pending announcements about international from May 17th.

As announced today in an update of the travel restrictions that appear on the British Government’s website, the Foreign Office indicates that “it advises against any non-essential trip to Spain including the Balearic Islands, but excluding the Canary Islands, based on the current risk assessment of Covid-19”.

Similarly, the Government has removed Portugal (excluding the Azores) and several Greek islands from this list, waiting for international travel to be allowed again via its new “traffic light” system by which it will classify countries in red, amber and green according to their epidemiological situation.