The UK government has just announced their travel “traffic light” system and here’s an explanation of what that means for readers who want to travel to Lanzarote. This takes effect from 17th May. It currently applies to England only, but the other UK countries are expected to follow suit.

Note that currently, UK citizens cannot travel to Spain until 31st May, but there is a possibility that will change over the coming two weeks.

Disappointingly, UK has not considered Spain and the islands separately, so The Canaries are lumped in as part of Spain, despite the fact that our Covid levels are lower than the mainland of Spain.

Currently Lanzarote Is Amber.

This means:

  • You’ll need to complete a passenger locator form 48 hours before returning home
  • You’ll need a Covid test within 3 days before travelling home (done here)
  • You’ll need a PCR test on days 2 and 8 after travelling home
  • You’ll have to self isolate for 10 days after you get home, or test to release on day 5

We’ll keep this page updated as things change. There will be UK government reviews every three weeks.