CORONA VIRUS IN LANZAROTE

Travelling during times of Corona Virus

STEP 1: If you are travelling from abroad, you are required to fill in the Health Control Form (FCS) and show the QR code at the Border Health Control.

By clicking on the link below it will take you directly to the individual form for Corona Virus.

Individual FCS form

STEP 2: Currently, if you are entering Spain, you are required to present a Negative PCR test. More information on our post “Covid Testing for a safe Holiday”

THROUGHOUT THE AIRPORT

  • Bear in mind that that entry to the airport terminal is prohibited for anyone who is not going to travel. Only passengers with boarding pass and people accompanying a passenger that needs assistance (people with reduced mobility or unaccompanied minors) can access the terminal building. Companions with private vehicles must wait in the car park.
  • You must wear a facemask everywhere on the airport premises.
  • Respect the markings and footprint signs throughout the airport to ensure a distance of 1.5m.
  • Keep a safe distance, wear your facemask and follow the recommended hygiene measures (cough into the crook of your elbow, wash your hands, etc.).
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers are available throughout the airport.
  • Only use a bottle or container at the airport’s water fountains.
  • You can consult the operational guidelines incorporated into the Spanish legal system on air transport in the Royal Decree-Law 26/2020, of July 7, on economic revival measures to face the impact of COVID-19 in the areas of transport and living place and in the Resolution of July 9, 2020, of the Directorate of the State Agency of Aviation Safety, by which the Operational Guidelines for the management of air passengers and aviation personnel in relation to the pandemic COVID-19 are published.. We also recommend visiting the Aviation Health and Safety Protocol adopted by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

INSIDE THE AIRPLANE

  • Your airline will provide you with information about preventive measures during the flight.
  • Wash your hands often with your sanitiser, cough into the crook of your elbow and always wear your face mask. Remember to change it every four hours.
  • Watch the cabin staff safety demonstration for specific instructions for your flight.
  • Use the individual air supply nozzles as little as possible. Many airlines have HEPA filters which allow exceptional cleaning of the air.
  • If occupancy permits, airlines try to keep a distance between passengers who are not family or travelling together. If this is not possible, health and safety measures will be stepped up.

AT THE DESTINATION AIRPORT

Health Check

  • If you are going to fly to Spain from another country, you will have to pass through a Border Health Control: form, temperature taking and visual control.
  • You must fill the FCS health form associated with your trip. This form must be filled in by each passenger, who will be responsible for providing accurate and truthful information. If the passenger is a minor or a person with a recognised intellectual disability their tutor may fill in the form and will be responsible for the veracity of the information on Corona Virus.
  • The Health Control Form (FCS) is not necessary for flights departing from Spain.
  • Passengers arriving from abroad will also have their temperatures checked by a thermographic camera imperceptibly for the passenger.

COMING FROM OUTSIDE

  • If you are from a third country outside the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, please note that border controls and travel restrictions may apply to third country nationals. Consult the list of countries whose residents are allowed to enter Spain at the Re-open EU website.

IN RESORT

Since the State of Alarm was lifted, we have seen the obligation to wear a face mask being increased. Currently, the Canarian Government has imposed the new obligations in an attempt to control the spread of the Corona Virus.

We highlight the main points below:
  • Any person that is over the age of six has an obligation to use a mask, unless for medical reasons they can certify they are not able to wear the mask.
  • The mask is obligatory in ALL spaces, even when you can maintain the safety distance of 1.5 meters. However if you are in a natural outdoor environment away from the populated areas you will not be obliged to wear the mask so long as the social distancing of 1,5 meters can be maintained.
  • The mask may be removed on the beach and swimming pools when you are in the water so long as you can respect and guarantee the social distancing with those that do not cohabit. In any case, the use of mask is obligatory when entering, moving and walking from one place to another.
  • In the hotel and restaurant establishments, including bars and cafeterias it is only permitted to remove the mask when the food o drink is consumed. Tables and chairs must be separated by 1,5 meters as well as bar stools. The maximum table size inside and outside of the establishment must not exceed ten people. It must be clearly indicated in the establishment the mentioned distance.
  • It is forbidden to smoke in open spaces, reserving the right for in your own home or when there is more than two meters distance. It is not permitted to smoke in terraces or with people around you.
  • Nightclubs only permitted to open the open air spaces in order to consume when sat down at a table.
  • Terraces will be limited to 75% capacity.
  • Dance floors are not permitted.
  • All types of gathering or groups of people that do not cohabit that meet in private spaces are to be limited to 10 people even when the safety distance of 1,5 meters can be guaranteed.
  • It is the responsibility of the owners of establishments, spaces and premises that are obliged to guarantee the measures are carried out.
  • Penalties for groups of more than ten people meeting up.
  • The use of tobacco inhalation devices, water pipes, hookahs, shisha, or similar in all entertainment, leisure, hotel, and restaurant and in any other type of establishment open to the public is forbidden.
  • Recreational boats and those used to carry out an economic activity may open only the open air spaces for sat down consumption. Maximum capacity limited at 75%.
  • The transparent facial visors are NOT considered a mask. They are additional protection, therefore must be worn with a face mask that fully covers your nose and mouth.

Please click in the link below for detailed information on travelling during times of Corona Virus.

Here you will see all the recommendations and obligations in order to travel correctly and safely.

  • Check with your airline before going to the airport.
  • A face mask covering your nose and mouth must be worn at all times.
  • Keep a safe distance from other people at all times.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser.
  • Only collect your baggage once the person in front of you has left the area

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS?

Contact us if you are in resort; we have our Corona protocols in place to assist you every step of the way.

If during your stay you have symptoms of acute respiratory infection (fever, cough or respiratory distress) or other symptoms compatible with COVID-19 Corona Virus such as decreased smell and taste, chills, sore throat, muscle aches, headache, weakness general, diarrhea or vomiting, you are obliged to:

  1. Self-isolate yourself: Stay at your accommodation and self-isolate in a room. This must be for individual use, well ventilated and with an individual bathroom. If this is not possible, the safety distance of 1.5 meters must be guaranteed and a surgical mask must be worn when in contact with the rest of the cohabitants. Be particularly meticulous with your hygiene.
  2. Contact the health service: We can help you contact telephone contact with the competent health authorities of the autonomous communities.

If you have a feeling of heaviness, shortness of breath, or chest pain, call 112.

 

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