UK tourists seeking winter sun have been given a boost, after Spain’s Canary Islands were added to the government’s safe travel list.
It means visitors will no longer need to quarantine for 14 days on their return, changes apply to anyone arriving in the UK after 04:00 BST on Sunday, to citizens from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
The Canary Islands are popular with winter holidaymakers, being one of the few parts of Europe warm enough for beach holidays at that time. Beyond having to fill in passenger locator forms, visitors to the Canaries currently face no restrictions to entry.
After so much doom and gloom, travel companies can suddenly see the sunshine. The Canaries are a key destination for UK airlines and tour operators.