PUBLISHED: 11:29, Sat, Sep 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:29, Sat, Sep 12, 2020
Spain holidays: Canary Islands holidays might be ‘saved’ in time for the popular winter season (Image: Getty Images)
Holidays that require Britons to self-isolate for two weeks on their return are a source of great frustration for many at the moment. The quarantine period is a headache if travel and have to do it and also a nightmare if it means you have to cancel or postpone your holiday. Luckily Canary Islands holidays might be ‘saved’ in time for the popular winter season.
The EU is to announce new rules for safe travel corridors for Brits heading for Spain on September 28.
Spain’s Canary Islands are tipped to be the first venue to start coronavirus testing in place of UK quarantine.
Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of Spain, Reyes Maroto, made the announcement yesterday during a visit to the Canaries which have been pressing for tests for months.
The island of Tenerife says the new measures must happen to "save" the island and the winter season - traditionally the biggest - which starts in October.
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Spain holidays: Reyes Maroto, made the announcement yesterday during a visit (Image: No credit)
Maroto said EU tourism ministers will announce a new protocol on September 28 to reactivate the sector.
This will include coronavirus (PCR) tests for tourists, both at origin and destination, in order to create safe corridors.
The aim is to target the UK and Germany and, if possible, the Nordic countries.
The tests could see the need for Britons to quarantine removed.
Spain's Ministry of Tourism officially tweeted Thursday night: "The minister @marotoReyes today announced in Tenerife that on September 28th the EU #Tourism ministers will approve new parameters to define safe destinations." and this was retweeted by the Minister herself.