I'm Hannah, a sea loving and surfing person. I have been living and working in the beautiful fishing village of Morro Jable on Fuerteventura since autumn 2021. I've been surfing for almost three years and have already explored various surfing destinations, but I'm always drawn to Fuerteventura.
In this blog post I would like to give you an insight into the current corona situation in our surf camp OTRO MODO in Morro Jable in Fuerteventura and summarize all important travel information about the corona virus COVID-19 on the Canary Islands for you.
Is a surf holiday possible? What are the current numbers in Fuerteventura?
Of course you can go surfing here!
However, there are some important information that you should know and consider, so please take a few minutes for the following lines.
Since the last update (summer 2021), the values have unfortunately increased again over the winter months.
The 7-day incidence is 632.09 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Fuerteventura and 726.03 in Morro Jable.
What restrictions do you have to be prepared for during your trip to Fuerteventura?
First the positive news: The borders are open and we currently have no lockdown here on the island, so nothing stands in the way of your trip to Fuerteventura.
All bars and restaurants are open, but the maximum number of people per table in the restaurant and outside is six.
Furthermore, compared to summer 2021, the 3G check must be carried out when visiting a bar or restaurant. You should therefore always have your vaccination or recovery certificate or a negative text with you.
From 10:00 p.m., alcohol sales are prohibited in retail outlets. The curfew here starts at 2:00 a.m. Furthermore, similar to other countries, wearing a mask is compulsory from the age of 6 outdoors (when the distance of two meters cannot be maintained), on public transport, in shops and in restaurants!
Of course you don't have to wear a mask on the beach or when doing sports, such as surfing!
Overall, life here in Morro Jable is relaxed and beautiful as always. Due to the extensive beach and various restaurants, which often have a large outdoor area, it is possible that you can keep the desired distance from the other holidaymakers.
Which current entry and exit regulations apply to me?
Before you want to enter Fuerteventura, you must first fill out the Spanish immigration form online, which you can find on the Spain Travel Health portal (also downloadable via the free SpTH app for iOS or Android). A QR code is generated from this, which you have to scan when you enter the country. Registration can take place no earlier than 48 hours before entry.
A little tip from me when filling out the document: The city is of course Canarias. For the province you have to look for Palmas Las and for the location Pajara is the right choice.
You will also need one of the following documents for successful entry:
• Your full vaccination records
• Your certificate of recovery, which must not be older than 180 days
• A negative PCR test not older than 72 hours
• An antigen test not older than 48 hours
Compared to the summer, in which fully vaccinated guests had no impairments on the return journey, if you do NOT have complete proof of vaccination or recovery, you must go into a 10-day quarantine on your return to Germany due to the classification of the high-risk area. Shortening with a negative text result is possible from the 5th day after entry.
What does the hygiene and safety concept look like in our camp?
Despite all this, our surf camp is still open, the surf courses take place under special hygiene and safety concepts. During the trips to the different beaches you have to wear your FFP2 mask at all times. In addition, the windows remain open while driving so that the interior of the car can be well ventilated. If you would like to visit me in the shop, there is a disinfectant dispenser available in the entrance area. Of course you have to wear your mask here. I always look forward to a visit.
I personally recommend that you download the app (Radar Covid) before entering the country to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. The app will inform you if you have been in the vicinity of a person infected with COVID-19.
Even though Fuerteventura is currently classified as a high-risk area by the Robert Koch Institute, as a vaccinated guest you have hardly any restrictions and can enjoy your perfect surfing holiday in peace.
Many guests in recent weeks have reported to me that they are happy to be able to escape from everyday Corona life for a few days and to enjoy the summer weather, the waves, the sunset yoga classes and the good food to the fullest be able.
Stay healthy and take care of yourself, we look forward to your visit in spring or summer 2022 in the south of the island!