England adds seven Greek islands to quarantine list

STRATEGY CHANGE: Transport Secretary Grant Schapps explained the Government is adopting a more targeted approach to quarantine measures. CREDIT: Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP Twitter @grantshapps ENGLAND has added seven Greek holiday islands to its quarantine list in a change of UK government strategy to make travel restrictions more targeted. From 4am on Wednesday morning […]

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Covid-19 Pirates spreading virus in Formentera working for the Justice of Peace

JOAN Yern Mayans, justice of the peace on the island of Formentera for 20 years, has been arrested JOAN Yern Mayans, Justice of the Peace on the island of Formentera for 20 years, has been arrested by the Civil Guard for forcing the employees of his restaurant, El Pirata to work Mayans had been detained […]

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Mallorca village voted one of Europe’s “most surprising” locations

WELL REPRESENTED: As well as Deia there are three other Spanish locations in the top-20 CREDIT: commons.wikimedia.com Michal Osemenda https://www.flickr.com/photos/97006177@N00/13333982693 DEIA is one of the ‘most surprising’ locations in Europe, according to users of online travel search platform Jetcost. The company asked the public to choose the destinations which most blew their minds to compile […]

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UK travel warning on Spain “not justified” for Balearics

NOT JUSTIFIED: “We are safe islands for residents and visitors”, the regional president claims CREDIT: Playa de Palma, Mallorca Facebook @playadepalmamallorca THE UK Foreign Office advice against all non-essential travel to Spain, including the Balearics, is “not justified” for the holiday islands, argues regional president Francina Armengol. In interviews with Spanish TV and radio on […]

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UK Foreign Office tells Brits NOT to travel to Majorca, Ibiza and Canary Islands

The UK Government is now telling Brits NOT to travel to Mallorca, Ibiza and Canary Islands! No 10 had previously announced a 14-day quarantine for travellers returning from mainland Spain after a spike in coronavirus cases. The Foreign Office has now changed its advice. The government has told Brits to avoid all but non-essential travel […]

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UK could lift quarantine rule for Balearics and Canaries

CLAIM: Transport Minister Grant Schapps is in favour of establishing safe corridors with the Balearics, according to The Sun CREDIT: Grant Shapps Facebook @grant.shapps THE UK could exclude the Balearic and Canary Islands from the requirement on travellers returning from Spain to quarantine, The Sun claims. The newspaper reported on Monday that a Whitehall source […]

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Tourism reliant Canary Islands face two-year ‘hard journey’ to approach pre-C0vid-19 economy levels

CCE: The business community maintains the road to recovery will take two years. CREDIT: @ConfeCan Twitter The Canary Islands face a two-year ‘long and hard journey’ to recover to pre-Covid-19 economy levels, according to the business community. AND it warns this scenario will only be achieved as long as there are no major outbreaks to […]

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TUI Readies to Fly Holidaymakers to Spain from July 11 if UK Lifts Quarantine

Tour Operator TUI has announced eight short-haul destinations for holidaymakers across Spain and Greece from July 11. Photo Credit: Shutterstock UK tour operator TUI has announced that it will fly British holidaymakers to eight European destinations, including Spain’s Tenerife, Lanzarote, Ibiza and Mallorca from July 11, as it “is confident” the UK’s 14-day quarantine for arrivals […]

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Tourists Can Still Grab a Holiday Rental Bargain in Spain Despite 3% Rise from Costa del Sol to Costa Blanca

Weekly holiday rentals are still affordable this year in the Canary Islands. Credit: Shutterstock Spain’s holiday rentals on the coast from Costa del Sol to Costa Blanca remains affordable, despite the overall 3 per cent price rise as a result of the pandemic. APARTMENTS or villas by the beach vary between €200 and €2,800 per […]

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