Covid-19 Information


Covid-19 has certainly disrupted plans for travellers and holiday-goers over the past year. We remain hopeful that the UK government’s ‘roadmap’ will allow visitors to return to B4 Lago Verde this summer. Foreign travel from the UK is set to reopen on the 17th May with a ‘traffic light system’ put in place for countries across the globe. We will continue to update this page regularly as we receive important information, so please check back with us in the future as things progress.

We hope that we can help restore some excitement for your next adventure in Lanzarote as we try our best to answer any queries you have about the impact of Covid-19 on your holiday.

Page Updated on Friday 27th August 2021

1. Can I travel to Lanzarote this summer?

You can visit Lanzarote if you are from a country within the European Union, a country in the Schengen area, or from the following accepted countries: UK, Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Israel, Japan, and Singapore. This page is mainly focused on providing details specific to travellers from the UK and England, so we encourage you to check the travel requirements for your country on another website, such as your country’s government or health websites, as the information we provide may not be relevant.

On the 7th May, a travel list was revealed - Spain has currently been placed within the ‘Amber’ tier. (The UK government plans to review this every three weeks.) These tiers relate to the ‘traffic light system’ put in place by the UK government. In this system, travel to red areas will mean increased testing and quarantining, whereas travel to green areas is more relaxed. Unfortunately, you are not able to travel to amber and red list countries for leisure purposes, you can only visit countries within the green list for holidays. We hope that the Canary Islands will be placed on the green list soon!

For more information on the red, amber and green list, check out the guidance released on the UK government's website by clicking here.



2. Do I have to carry out any tests or special procedures before travelling to Lanzarote?

The information provided online is very vague and confusing, however we have done our best to piece together any information we can find relating to tests and requirements.

From our research, we have reached the conclusion that The UK (being no longer in the EU) is classified as a third country and is now considered low risk by the government of Spain. Spain/The Canary Islands are currently placed on the Amber list. You will be expected to do the following for your visit:

Before arrival in Spain, you must:

  • Complete a Health control form (FCS) - make sure to complete it electronically before your trip. (click here for the form)
  • Complete a successful health check on arrival consisting of a temperature check. Face masks, sanitisation and social distancing are expected at the airport.
  • If you are fully vaccinated you will need to book just a Day 2 PCR test. If you are not fully vaccinated you will need to book both Day 2 and Day 8 PCR tests.

Before arrival to B4 Lago Verde you must:

    • Provide proof of full vaccination 15 days prior to the trip. (Or proof of at least one dose of a vaccine authorised by EMA or WHO within the past 4 months and at least 15 days prior to the trip.)
    • Provide medical documentation stating that you have recovered from the disease within the past 6 months.
    • If you are not double vaccinated or have not recovered from the disease within 6 months: you must receive a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival to the Canary Islands - Children under six are not expected to present any test results. The approved tests are as follows: PCR, TMA, and RT-LAMP tests.

    Before leaving Spain you must:

    • Take an antigen or lateral flow test. PCR tests are advised but not yet mandatory. You can pre-order from here and take the test with you. The free NHS tests are not accepted.

    On arrival in England:

    • If you are fully vaccinated: Complete a Day 2 test (Unfortunately these can be quite expensive - anywhere from £105 - £350. Click here to see a list of providers on the UK government website)
    • If you are not fully vaccinated: Complete a Day 2 and Day 8 test, and also quarantine for 10 days.



    3. How safe is Lanzarote from Covid-19?

    Lanzarote is one of the areas in the world least affected by COVID-19. It is mandatory to wear a mask for adults and children above 6 years old unless you are eating food, partaking in physical activity or have a disability/illness that prevents you from wearing PPE. You must keep a social distance from others (1.5 meters) and enforce good hygiene through regular hand sanitisation. Lanzarote residents and workers continue to do their best to keep areas clean and Covid-free in the hopes that tourism will soon be able to return.

     

    4. Can I travel between islands?

    One of the enticing selling points of visiting the Canary Islands is that you can discover several islands whilst on the same trip. At the moment, movement between the islands is allowed and there are daily connections that allow you to easily get from one island to another. You can travel by plane or by boat with airlines such as Binter and Canaryfly, or shipping lines such as Fred Olsen, Armas, Biosfera Express and Líneas Romero.


    Some islands have entry and exit restrictions if they are at alert level 3 and 4. Click here to discover which islands have travel restrictions. Islands that are at alert level 1 and 2 do not have any travel restrictions.

    5. Our Covid-19 Policy at Lago Verde

    We are taking some extra steps to ensure our apartment stays sanitised and safe for our visitors. We take our cleaning very seriously between guests. Our cleaning contract is consistent with the Airbnb advanced Covid cleaning policy and with Canarian Government guidelines.