INTER ISLAND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND CANCELLATION OF ALL NATIONAL FLIGHTS TO MAINLAND SPAIN

INTER ISLAND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND CANCELLATION OF ALL NATIONAL FLIGHTS TO MAINLAND SPAIN

20/03/2020 21:24
Travel news
logo
A special state bulletin has been published relating to the restriction of air travel. This outlines prohibitions for internal Spanish flights including those from the mainland to the Canary Islands and restricts air traffic between the islands.
All flights originating at any airport located in the mainland and destined for the Canary Islands are prohibited.
These restrictions will come into effect at midnight the day after their publication in the BOE, therefore they will come into effect at midnight on Thursday. March, 19th.
Yesterday the Minister of Transport, Sebastián Franquis outlined new measures that restrict inter-island transport in order to safeguard public health and slow down the spread of COVID-19 virus within the Canary Islands.
It establishes that at least one daily flight be maintained between islands and inter-island connections are restricted to 18 daily flights. Normally over 200 flights fly between the islands every day. The proposals are as follows: The maximum number of daily flights per direction between the different airports will be as follows:
Gran Canaria – Tenerife North: 4 Gran Canaria – Lanzarote: 3 Gran Canaria – Fuerteventura: 3 Gran Canaria – El Hierro: 1 Gran Canaria – La Palma: 1 Tenerife North – La Palma: 2 Tenerife North – La Gomera: 1 Tenerife North- El Hierro: 1 Tenerife North – Fuerteventura: 1 Tenerife North – Lanzarote: 1
Airlines will need to take the necessary measures to ensure maximum possible separation between passengers, limiting flights to 50% of their capacity.
Passengers must be able to justify the need to carry out the trip for any of the following activities:
+Guarantee the supply of goods and services to the population. +Assistance to health centres, services and establishments. +Travel to the workplace to carry out your work. +Return to the normal place of residence. +Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people. +Due to force majeure or a situation of need.
With regard to inter-island ferries, this is also reduced to less than half of its usual frequency and subject to practically the same conditions as air travel. That is, those people who want to travel between islands by sea must justify the need to make the trip for any of the circumstances above and boats will sail at half their capacity. In this way, the 62 maritime routes are reduced to 26, with the following frequencies:
Santa Cruz de Tenerife-Agaete: 3 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-Morro Jable: 2 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-Arrecife: 1 Santa Cruz de Tenerife-Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: 4 Corralejo-Playa Blanca: 4 Los Cristianos- San Sebastián de La Gomera: 4 Los Cristianos-Santa Cruz de La Palma: 2 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-Puerto del Rosario: 1 Los Cristianos-Valverde: 1 Órzola-Caleta de Sebo: 4
Entry into all Canary island ports is also prohibited for all private vessels, regardless of origin. The full Bulletin in Spanish can be found: – http://sede.gobcan.es/boc/boc-a-2020-054-1151.pdf
 

Share


Canary Islands


More

Cheap Flights to St.Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is the place miracles are made. Today, Russia’s second largest city is known for its stunning tsarist architecture, fashionable restaurants, shopping and electric nightlife, all set along the beautiful Neva River. But St. Petersburg is also the site of some of the most pivotal moments in Russia's history, most notably the Siege of Leningrad.

One of the most awesome spectacles you can see once you've stepped off a flight to St. Petersburg are the “white nights” that occur in the city in the summer. Find cheap flights to St. Petersburg in June and July and watch in awe as the city glows from the prolonged twilight. The sun never drops far enough below the horizon to create the usual nighttime darkness, so the city is constantly lit up under the miraculous white light.

Find cheap flights to St.Petersburg

News

22 FINES ISSUES ON THE FIRST DAY CHILDREN ALLOWED OUT FOR EXERCISE
27/04/2020 18:13
More
BOAT INTERCEPTED NEAR THE CANARY ISLANDS WITH 4,000KG OF COCAINE ON BOARD
27/04/2020 00:15
More
FOUR HOODED MEN RAID HOUSE IN ARICO
26/04/2020 19:28
More
TORRES OFFICIALLY TELLS SANCHEZ THAT ‘THE CANARIES ARE READY FOR DE-ESCALATION’
26/04/2020 20:30
More
BE WARNED: ABUSING RULES OF ‘KIDS WALKS’ COULD LEAD TO FINES FROM 600 EUROS
26/04/2020 21:18
More