//FCO changes advice for Spanish islands
Balearic and Canary Islands

FCO changes advice for Spanish islands

Move follows reports of air bridge discussions between the UK and the tourist hotspots.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its advice against all non-essential travel to Spain to include the Balearic and Canary Islands.

On Saturday, it was announced that travellers coming back from Spain will now have to quarantine for 14 days after the Department for Transport removed it from its travel corridors list.

At the same time, the FCO changed its position to advise against all non-essential travel to mainland Spain – but the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands were exempt from the advice.

“The FCO is not advising those already travelling in Spain to leave at this time. Travellers should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect themselves and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus,” the FCO website read.

“If you are returning from Spain you will be required to self-isolate on your return to the UK, but the FCO is not advising you to cut short your visit. You should contact your tour operator or airline if you have any questions about your return journey,” it says.

On Monday afternoon the BBC reported that the government was in discussions about setting up air bridges between the Spanish island the UK.

Read our travel advice for Spain here.