UK holidaymakers on the Canary Islands have hit out at new quarantine rules which have disrupted their Christmas plans.
Travelers arriving in the UK from the popular Spanish islands from 4 am on Saturday must self-isolate for two weeks.
Tour operator TUI said it has around 5,000 UK holidaymakers on the islands, with a further 800 booked to fly out on Friday morning.
The Canary Islands were removed from the UK’s travel corridors list on Thursday amid a growing positivity rate of COVID-19 tests.
Most people returning to the UK from destinations, not on the list must self-isolate for 14 days at the moment, although that will change to 10 days from Monday.
This period can be shorter for people arriving in England from next Tuesday – if they pay to take a coronavirus test at least five days after they land and receive a negative result.
Steve Hay, from Bournemouth, arrived in Lanzarote on Thursday for a seven-day break worth £2,000 with his family.