In perhaps the best piece of news for the UK hospitality industry in several weeks, the Canary Islands have been added to the quarantine safe list.
The Spanish government has reached an agreement with the regional governments of the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands on a protocol to establish travel corridors with European countries.
Brittany Ferries has announced its newest ship, Galicia, is to take to the seas linking the UK with Spain. She will sail two round trips a week connecting Portsmouth and Santander.
Following a recent uptick in coronavirus cases in some regions, the UK director of the Spanish Tourist Office, Javier Piñanes, has outlined the measures the country is taking to protect visitors.
Hundreds of customers are thought to have had flights back to the UK cancelled and been asked to return sooner than planned. Travellers were informed of the changes via emails and text messages.
Tracking data highlights the fragile recovery in passenger jet flights between the UK and Spain, while confidence has also been shaken by the reintroduction of quarantine measures.
Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has branded a UK government decision to reintroduce quarantine measures as “unjust”. Approximately 19 million British travellers visited Spain in 2019.
TUI has cancelled all British holidays to mainland Spain until August 9th in response to government decision to reintroduce quarantine procedures.
The move follows what the UK government describes as a “significant change” over the last week in both the level and pace of change in confirmed cases in the Iberian country.
The property has undergone a significant refurbishment under the privately-owned PY Hotels & Resorts family – owners of the Princesa Yaiza resort.
The government of the Balearic Islands will close all premises located on three streets in the two main nightlife areas of Mallorca in a bid to combat tourism excesses.