The UK ambassador in Spain, Hugh Elliot, has confirmed this Monday that “today” the 14-day quarantine that the British Government has introduced for travelers from Spain covers the entire national territory, so there are no exceptions with the Canary and Balearic Islands also included.
The ambassador admitted that there are ongoing conversations with both regional and central governments, but “today” the situation is that of a general quarantine for all people arriving into the UK from Spain.
The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism in Spain, Reyes Maroto , said on Monday at a press conference in Ibiza that “the Government is working to establish safe corridors with the Balearic and Canary Islands”, after the quarantine announcement.
She said, “we are working with the British Government to establish safe corridors between the United Kingdom and the archipelagos of the Balearic and Canary Islands.”
In addition, she added, “we are working to convey a message of calm, given that the epidemiological situations in both areas are below the impact of covid-19 in the United Kingdom.” “We are confident that this measure can be adopted as soon as possible,” said Maroto.
However Elliot explained that this is a difficult decision, one that addresses public health reasons. Asked how long this decision will continue, he simply replied with a “we’ll see”, arguing that it will depend on how the figures evolve.