You might have seen rumours online this moring that Tenerife was set to close it's borders to international travel for the next 15 days starting at midnight tonight.
It was reported that due to a rise in Covid cases, the borders would be closed from tomorrow meaning if you had a holiday booked to head off to the popular Canary Island it would most likely be cancelled as you would not be permitted to enter, however, Tenerife tourist board has apparently confirmed that there will be no ban on international travellers, despite reports to the contrary this morning.
A spokesman from the Tenerife tourist board has apparently confirmed that there will be no ban on international travellers, despite reports to the contrary this morning. He said: "International travellers can arrive in Tenerife as long they're tested before arrival with PCR."
Jet2 have said: "We are aware of news reports regarding Tenerife closing its borders to holidaymakers. We can assure customers that we have received confirmation from the Canaries government that this is not the case. Holidaymakers can still travel to Tenerife to enjoy Christmas and their well-deserved holidays in the sunshine"
“Given this welcome update from the Canaries government, alongside the current FCDO travel advice, we are operating our flights and holidays programmes to Tenerife as normal.”
If you do have a holiday booked to go to Tenerife in this period it looks like you will be able to head off as planned! If there are any changes you will be contacted by your tour operator or booking agent for your next steps.
It is understood more than 60,000 Brits are booked to travel to the popular Canary island over the Christmas break, so hopefully, it was all just a rumour and the holidays to Tenerife will still go ahead!
You need to provide a negative test to enter and you will need to quarantine for 10 days on your return as The Canary Islands were removed from the UK safe travel list!
This information is correct at time of writing!