Confusion over travel advice on UK Government website
Confusion was abound yesterday when it was reported across the Spanish press, including by us here at Canarian Weekly, that the UK Government had removed the Canary Islands and Portugal from their travel ‘black list’.
At one point it seemed that this information was incorrectly updated on their website as it was an old note from Foreign Office in the UK and had been rectified, but the site still shows this information.
The news created some hope for the future for people who live in, and want to come to, the Canary Islands, with pending announcements about international travel due from the UK Government. It does however, clearly state that currently holidays from the UK are illegal as travel abroad is only allowed for essential reasons.
There was no real damage done by this news, as the situation hasn't changed reagrding holidays from the UK, but even this morning the BBC spoke about the Canary Islands being taken off the travel 'black list' whilst interviewing a Tenerife bar owner in Las Ameicas about the situation here on the island.
So, confusion... yes; any change regarding holidays... no; positive news for travel from May 17th... let's wait and see!