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New UK Quarantine requirements on return from Spain (Update)

This article was updated on 28th July 2020 to reflect that the UK Foreign Office advisory now extends to the Canary and Balearic Islands in addition to mainland Spain.

Travel advisory for Spain (including the Canary and Balearic Islands)

The United Kingdom’s Foreign Office has updated its travel advisory for Spain, the Canary and Balearic Islands, and now recommends against all but essential travel to and from Spain. Travelers who cancel their travel plans to Spain and who have the benefit of travel insurance should be able to reclaim their costs or, alternatively, the cost of re–booking fees. Those without travel insurance may be able to change their travel arrangements by contacting their travel agents or the companies with whom they made bookings. There may be fees for these changes, although many travel firms are willing to waive these fees at the moment.

Quarantine Requirement on return from Spain (including the Canary and Balearic Islands)

From midnight (London time) between 25th and 26th July 2020 travelers from Spain, arriving in the United Kingdom will be required to:

Individuals effected by the quarantine requirement will only be able to go out to purchase food and other essentials if they are unable to have another person do this for them.

Individuals who are exempt from the quarantine requirement include: