Canary Islands are on the UK amber list for travel
The Minister of Transport for the UK Government, Grant Schapps, has made the long and eagerly awaited announcement regarding international travel and holidays from the UK from May 17th, and the Canary Islands are included on their amber list, and in fact neither Spain, France or Greece made the green list.
This means that you are now allowed to come to the Canary Islands for non-essential reasons, whether for a holiday, to see family or friends, or visit your own property from May 17th. Because the islands are on the amber list, you will need to have a test before you leave the UK, have 10 days quarantine at home on your return, and two further tests before you can come out of isolation on day 2 and day 8.
Only 12 countries have made it on to the Green list for now, including:
Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)
To visit a green list country you must have a test on departure and return, but NO quarantine. The Green list will be updated every 3 weeks and all countries will be monitored and could change which list they are on.
On the other hand, Turkey, another favourite destination with British holidaymakers, has been added to the red list for travel due to the situation of the pandemic in their country.