Escape this cold snap with some last minute winter sun in the Canaries from £206pp

FAMILIES wanting to get away for Christmas can still head somewhere warm this festive season.

One of the few destinations still open to Brits is the Canary Islands, which requires no quarantine when back in the UK.

Brits will need to have a negative coronavirus test to enter the islands, but prices are much lower than this summer – Gatwick offers tests for £60, while Wizz Air and easyJet passengers can get discounted tests too.

Temperatures in the Canary Islands remain around 20C in December, so is a perfect location just a few hours from the UK for some winter sun.

Tour operators are also offering bargains for short breaks to the Spanish islands this December.

TUI has launched their latest sale with £150 off Canary Island holidays until December 17, with the code DECEMBER.

They also have Christmas holiday deals, for trips between December 18 and December 30, with £200 off using code CHRISTMAS.

Here are some of the best deals you can take advantage off for a last-minute holiday to the Canaries.

  • TUI seven-night holidays from £499 – book here
  • Jet2 seven-night holidays from £299 – book here
  • EasyJet seven-night holidays from £206 – book here

The rest of Spain is off-limits to Brits, with a two-week quarantine back in the UK.

However, the country hopes to resume holidays without travel restrictions from March 2021.

Other countries are enforcing strict measures for Christmas, with Greece and Italy introducing a two-week quarantine on arrival between December and January.

The UK government has said summer 2021 holidays are likely to go ahead again, however, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock admitting he has already booked his own.

He said: "I do have high confidence that the summer of 2021 will be a bright one without the sort of restrictions that made the summer of 2020 more restrictive."

Kate Bingham, the head of the vaccine task force, agreed, saying: "My gut feel is that we will all be going on summer holidays.

"It is likely that those people most at risk will be vaccinated through to April, and then the [Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation] and the Department for Health will then consider how to broaden out the vaccinations to other adults."

"I think by the summer we should be in a much better place to get on planes."


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