There are a number of British citizens currently on holiday in Lanzarote, some for extended stays. This article is to give you the latest information in a fast changing environment.
Note: this applies to people on holiday here as tourists, as opposed to residents, or those who are in the process of applying for residency under the terms of the withdrawal agreement and who were living here prior to 31st December 2020.
As things change, we’ll update this.
Testing On Return
You will be required to provide a negative Covid test on return to your home country. Here are some options here in Lanzarote to get a test done: Where can I get a Covid test in Lanzarote?
You are also required to complete this form prior to travel: Passenger Locator Form.
Travellers returning to England and Wales from Lanzarote are required to self isolate for ten days at home on return.
From 15th February, you will also have to undergo two Covid tests, at your own expense, on day 2 and day 8 of your self isolation. This means from 15th February, you will need to budget for a total of three tests to return home.
Travellers returning to Scotland currently have to self isolate at home for 10 days as above.
But from 15th February, you will have to isolate in a quarantine hotel, at your own expense for a period of ten days. The cost of quarantine is £1750 per person.
Direct flights between UK and Lanzarote are very limited currently, and we expect them to become more so over the next few weeks, with more likely to be cancelled.
There are flights every day from Lanzarote to Madrid. Iberia Express fly every day of the week. Additionally:
- Saturdays Air Europa
- Sundays Ryanair
- Thursdays Ryanair
There are onward flights every day of the week from Madrid to UK. Ryanair fly to Stansted, British Airways to Heathrow and Aer Lingus and Air Europa to Gatwick.
90 Day Rule
As the UK is no longer a member of the European Union, British citizens are limited to 90 day stays in any 180 day period. That means on 31st March 2021, anyone who was here on or before 1st January 2021 needs to return home to avoid a penalty for overstaying in the Schengen area, which can include a fine and a ban from future travel to Europe. Our advice is to ensure that you don’t overstay – as mentioned above, there are indirect flights available.
This is an informational article, and as we said at the top, the situation is changing fast. Please check and double check the current rules on your own government’s website here, for requirements: Entering the UK.