Foreign Office warns of ‘significant disruption’ in Canary Islands

Canary Islands strikes
By Linsey McNeill
02/10/2023
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The Foreign Office is urging travellers to Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura to contact their tour operator asap to find out if their plans will be hit by transport strikes starting this week.

The 24-hour-long strikes start today (2 October )and will also run on 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25 and 28 October.

In an update issued on Sunday, the Foreign Office said: “If you are on holiday in Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and needing to travel or use road transport, we encourage you to contact your tour operator or transport company as soon as possible for more information to understand how this strike may impact your travel arrangements.

“Significant travel disruption is expected.”

Jet2 has confirmed that its flights are due to operate as normal, but it is advising customers to allow ‘plenty of time’ to travel to the airport

The Canary Islands Government has confirmed that transportation to hospitals and medical centres will be maintained, as well as transport of medicines and other urgent supplies to guarantee the life, health and security of people, it added.

Meanwhile, Jet2 is continuing to warn of ongoing strikes taking place at Spain’s Alicante airport for the next four months.

It said the strikes, supported by the airport’s security services, could lead to potential queues at security checkpoints.

The strikes will take place for an hour in the mornings and evening on the following dates:

October: 1, 3, 6 – 15, 17, 20- 22, 24, 27 – 29, & 31

November: 1– 5, 7, 10–12, 14, 17–19, 21, 24–26 & 28

December: 1-10, 12,1 5-17, 19, 22 -31

January 2024: 1– 14

Jet2 is advising passengers to allow plenty of time to pass though the airport. It says flights are due to operate as scheduled.

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