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Old 31-05-2020, 05:57   #1
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Corona virus - covid 19 Gran Canaria

Can anyone advise the current situation in Gran Ganaria with regard to quarantine on arrival. I understand that it will be possible to fly to GC from the UK in June, and that Spain generally will be opening boarders to new arrivals in early July or earlier.

The marina in Las Palmas is unable to provide any information.

Any information greatly appreciated - boat owners in Las Palmas marina especially.
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Off topic, but important info - Please go to any other island but there, do not support them. We were in Arguineguin, not Las Palmas, but there one of the marina staff attacked my pregnant girlfriend for videoing them waking our ship. The police completely refused to press charges and began harassing us too after we complained.
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Sorry to hear that Cap'n Black, that is always unnecessary and brings a bad reputation on the place. However I don't have any option other than GC as my cat is in the marina at Las Palmas.


Hope your girlfriend wasn't too badly hurt. Take care.
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Corona virus - covid 19 Gran Canaria

I have a house on Gran Canaria and am also eager to go there soon to check on the house. The latest I heard was that GC is going into phase 3 on Monday 8th of June. (Some of the smaller islands are already in phase 3) then 1st of July the quarantine for foreign travelers are planned to be removed. Iím going to wait and see what happens.
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I also am eagerly awaiting to go and collect my boat from there. My understanding is no non-residents can fly in until 1st July, not sure if even then UK will be accepted but I am keeping my fingers crossed
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If you follow thi Spanish newspaper in English

https://english.elpais.com/

It will keep you up to date daily with what is happening in the Canaries. They have applied to go to stage 3 on the 8th of June.
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Sorry to hear that Cap'n Black, that is always unnecessary and brings a bad reputation on the place. However I don't have any option other than GC as my cat is in the marina at Las Palmas.


Hope your girlfriend wasn't too badly hurt. Take care.
Thanks, yea, I chased them off with a hammer when I heard her screams, she wasn't hurt, they boarded the ship and tried to take her phone. Currently exploring the options for a case against the Guardia Civil there in the EU court of human rights.
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I was sent thhis link from the TIC in Gran Canaria which provides the latest information.
https://www.hellocanaryislands.com/coronavirus
Flying out 4th July and hope all will be good!
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Can anyone advise the current situation in Gran Ganaria with regard to quarantine on arrival. I understand that it will be possible to fly to GC from the UK in June, and that Spain generally will be opening boarders to new arrivals in early July or earlier.

The marina in Las Palmas is unable to provide any information.

Any information greatly appreciated - boat owners in Las Palmas marina especially.

You can already fly in and out but the flights, depending on provider, can be overcrowded to the brim (Iberia). Meanwhile Nowergian flights are flying half empty.


Today, there is no quarantine on arrival. However, due to a legal glitch introduced by the central government of Mr bloody Sanches there may be quarantine in the period of June 15 til July 1. No quarantine afterwards (unless we get the 2nd wave very soon).


Yesterday 149 active shooters in all archipelago. About 5 new cases daily (all islands sum). Active shooters number still falling steadily (unlike continental Spain where it is on the rise again).


Forget Marina Las Palmas management as a source of information. They are () ignorants. The lady in charge does not even speak reasonable English. Use direct information sources, like the BOE.


My boat is in the marina and we are in Las Palmas.


Do NOT fly in prior to July 1, to avoid all if any discomfort at the airport and marina.


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Thanks barnakiel I confirm your comments regarding the marina staff - they seem to think we in the UK know more than they do.... OH, actually that's correct, but shouldn't be! I have communicated with TIC and received the link in my previous post which seems pretty good information. As a result I shall be flying out July 4th. Hope we can meet up
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Peter,


Yes. By what we know today, July 4 you just disembark the flight and taxi to your boat.


Other than that stupid marina manager, Las Palmas is its normal - people nice, smiling and helpful.


June 8 our islands go onto Phase 3 of the de-isolation plan - inter-island traffic will be eased and large surface malls / movies / theaters will all open up to larger public. Open air concerts and other non-mass events will be restarted too.



We still wear masks in congested public spots (inside shops / buses) and most citizens wear them in high traffic streets, close to schools, etc (where not obligatory, but considered a token of our attitude towards health of senior citizens, etc.).


Otherwise all is good and the outlook is optimistic. The weather is OUTSTANDING.



Today's data islands: 132 active shooters left, falling steadily.

Today's data continent: numbers steadily going UP (about 70k cases active)


Bad spots: Catalunya and Madrid, avoid landing there.



Take care, see you in Las Palmas,
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