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Holidays in Spain have been on a rollercoaster this year as the country’s tourism has suffered from the coronavirus pandemic The country was excluded from the UK’s travel corridor on July 25 amid the increase of COVID-19 cases This meant anyone returning from mainland Spain, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands had to be quarantined for 14 days

Although these rules still apply to the mainland and the Balearics, the Canaries have now been liberated

The archipelago off the coast of northwest Africa was added to the «  safe  » list today, following an announcement by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Thursday

What are the current Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice for Spain and its islands?

This week, Spain recorded more than a million cases of coronavirus, becoming the first country in Western Europe to pass the number and the sixth in the world

Earlier this month, on October 9, the Spanish government ordered a 15-day state of emergency in Madrid

The archipelago includes popular holiday hot spots Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote as well as La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa and a number of smaller islands and islets

If you are traveling to one of these islands, you will not have to quarantine yourself on your return

Jet2 and TUI have now restarted flights to the Canaries following its addition to the ‘safe’ list while other airlines have quickly launched vacation offers

The archipelago off the east coast of Spain consists of popular destinations Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and a selection of small islands

If you are traveling to a Balearic Island you will need to quarantine yourself for 14 days upon your return to the UK as they are all still missing from the list of travel lanes

– Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact details and any history of exposure to COVID-19 48 hours before travel

The use of face masks is mandatory on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces

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