From mid-2021, the UK government will allow vaccinated Britons to travel to Spain, specifically to the Canary Islands, for holidays that had been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Despite this relaxation, London has retained the use of an epidemiological traffic light, which is used to estimate the risk of coronavirus in different countries. In fact, people who have travelled to countries that are not green are required to undergo a quarantine, as well as to undergo various examinations or tests to rule out infection in order to be able to enter the UK.
Fortunately, it is now possible to travel safely to the Canary Islands from the UK. There you will find both paradisiacal and volcanic beaches, black sand and crystal clear waters, as well as unique and spectacular places. It is, without a doubt, a charming destination with friendly people and an ideal climate all year round, which you will want to visit again and again.
Here are our top tips for a successful trip to the Canary Islands from the UK, so you can enjoy an unforgettable holiday:
1. Book your ticket early
Remember that if you are travelling to the Canary Islands by plane, you will have to choose between the airports of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, according to the destination you have selected.
2. Take out travel insurance
Or, if you have health insurance, check that it covers expenses in the event of any incident at your destination, in this case the Canary Islands, so that your finances are not harmed.
3. Verify and take care of all required documentation.
Beforehand and in good time, you should make sure that your documentation is sufficiently valid. On the other hand, take photos of your passport and store them securely in the cloud, in case it is lost or stolen, so that you can access it from any device. Also, for added security, use a bag attached to your body to store your passport..
4. Choose which of the islands you want to reach
In the Canary Islands, each island has very attractive and unforgettable places, they are all different. Among the most popular are Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera. If during your stay you wish to visit some of them, you have several options of boats and ferries that can take you from one island to another.
5. Book your accommodation
When it comes to accommodation, you can choose from a wide range of options. There is something for everyone, from hostels, to flats, to hotels, to resorts, depending on your budget. Lopesan group, for example, offers a wide variety of resorts on most of the islands, offering excellent services, comfort, luxury, swimming pools, beautiful sea views and many attractions for all ages.
6. Pack your luggage
Take into account the temperatures on the islands, which range between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius, so make sure you bring clothes that are suitable for the climate, cool and comfortable, and light beachwear. If you plan to do any sports, include suitable walking shoes, flexible shoes and a good backpack where you can store everything you need.
Don’t forget that in the afternoons the weather cools down a lot, so include some warm clothes. On the other hand, don’t forget to bring a hat and sunglasses.
7. Hire the sports companies you want to practice with in good time.
Due to the diversity of environments in the Canary Islands, there are many places suitable for sports.
On the islands there are many companies that offer a variety of extreme sports where they provide full advice and professional service such as canyoning, skydiving, bungee jumping, parasailing, scuba diving. So, if you are thinking of doing any of these sports, hire one of these companies in advance.
8. Find out about all the restaurants in the area where you have decided to go.
Here you will find numerous places where you can enjoy a delicious gastronomy, with typical local specialities, such as mojo picón, as well as dishes with a South American and African influence.
In the hotels and resorts you will also find various restaurants where you can enjoy delicious dishes.
9. Check the telephone coverage offered by the company you have contracted with.
Check roaming charges, and follow the operator’s instructions to the letter to avoid unpleasant surprises when you receive your bill.
If your plan does not include travel outside the EU, we advise you to purchase a local SIM card that works in your phone, usually online in advance.
10. Relax and enjoy the journey
Finally, relax, and get ready to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in the Canary Islands, thanks to the quality of its people, its enchanting places, and its incredible activities to do.