Since the end of July, various European countries have warned against traveling to Fuerteventura due to the comparatively high number of new infections with the corona virus.
However, the corona situation in Spain and the Canary Islands has changed significantly. Now it is mainly younger people who are infected with the virus. Similar to the rest of the EU, large parts of the population on Fuerteventura are now vaccinated. Elderly people for whom an infection with the coronavirus is particularly high-risk are almost completely vaccinated. That is why the disease progresses significantly less than in winter or in the spring of last year.
For young people under 30, all Canary Islands have set up vaccination stations where you can get vaccinated without an appointment.
The probability that the number of new infections will decrease is therefore quite high. Likewise, in the foreseeable future, the number of new infections will no longer be the most important brand for anti-corona measures, but rather the occupancy of hospitals.
Of course, there are still unanswered questions for everyone who is planning a trip to Fuerteventura.
Can you spend your vacation in Fuerteventura this summer?
Of course :)
There are no border closings, entry bans or the like. Only in spring 2020 there were border closings in Spain in the first 3 months of the pandemic. During this time, many other European countries had also closed their borders.
So you can travel to Fuerteventura normally.
The entire last autumn and winter 2020/2021, this spring and of course right now, we had and have nice guests here on Fuerteventura in our courses and accommodations.
In Fuerteventura hardly anything changes in the implementation of the surf course. On the beach, we adhere to the rules on distance and group sizes.
Masks are required in the car on the way to the beach.
Sun, wind and salt water are the best natural disinfectants anyway. As a surfer you are almost always well protected.
Are shops and restaurants still open in Fuerteventura?
The shops and restaurants in Fuerteventura are open and have not closed at any time this year.
Only last spring, in the first month of the pandemic, some shops and restaurants in Fuerteventura had to close from March to the end of April.
Fuerteventura has statistical 5 rainy days and even on these days it usually only rains briefly. That is why all restaurants in Fuerteventura have a large outdoor area. Of course, rules on distance and hygiene apply in restaurants. A mask must be worn when going to the toilet or indoors.
The maximum number of people per table may currently not be more than 4 people.
Many restaurants have therefore closed parts of their interior areas or only partially opened them.
But who wants to sit inside on the mild summer nights of Fuerteventura when you can enjoy the cool evening breeze and the Canarian star sky outside.
At the moment all restaurants, bars and cafes have to close at midnight. Discos are only allowed to open as a bar or restaurant, as dancing is not yet permitted indoors.
In all shops as well as in all public indoor spaces, a mask is of course also required.
You must also disinfect your hands when entering shops, public interiors and restaurants.
Is there a mask requirement in Fuerteventura?
The rules for wearing mouth and nose protection in Fuerteventura are similar to those in other European countries.
You don't have to wear a mask outdoors, on the beach, during sports or in the water on Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands!
The mask requirement is similar to that in other countries, especially indoors, for example:
• In public transport
• On the way to the beach in our surf school cars
• In the interiors of restaurants or shops
• In all public areas, such as the police station, municipal administration or hotel reception
• Outdoors if you cannot keep the minimum distance of 2 meters, but there are no places on Fuerteventura where this is the case.
Is there a curfew in Fuerteventura?
There was a curfew last winter, but it was lifted for all of Spain in May. So there is no curfew on Fuerteventura.
Beaches and public parks are currently closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. However, only very few holidaymakers on Fuerteventura notice this. Since at this time you are mostly in the restaurant, on your own balcony, in a chic beach bar or maybe already on the way home to gain strength for the coming day of surfing.
In the evening hours, the police check whether the regulations on the maximum group size for meetings outdoors and not entering the beach and parks are being observed.
The fines for violations can be extremely high and I do not recommend starting discussions about these regulations with Spanish police officers.
Do I have to be in quarantine after a trip to Fuerteventura?
Most European countries, such as Germany, do not provide for a quarantine for vaccinated people when they return home, even if this is from an area with higher numbers of newly infected people.
Compulsory tests are also not required for fully vaccinated holidaymakers.
In short: there are no restrictions on the return journey for fully vaccinated tourists. Unvaccinated people currently have to adhere to a five-day quarantine on their return after a trip to the Canary Islands.
Even if Fuerteventura is currently being run as a high incidence area by the German RKI (Robert Koch Institute) - there are hardly any restrictions for tourists and especially for vaccinated tourists when vacationing in the Canary Islands. Nothing stands in the way of a relaxed surfing trip to Fuerteventura.