18 year old DS2 booked to go to Tenerife

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josben Thu 02-Jul-20 15:21:38

Help! My DS is booked to go to Tenerife for 1 week in an All inclusive with 9 of his friends at the end of July , would you let him go if you were me ,,?

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GlottalStrop Thu 02-Jul-20 15:22:55

Let him? He's 18!

BigSandyBalls2015 Thu 02-Jul-20 15:23:13

I get your worries, I have similar aged DCs. However, if he's paid for it, there isn't much you can do. You can't 'not allow' him to go at 18.
Will the clubs etc be open though as normal, I doubt it somehow.

AriettyHomily Thu 02-Jul-20 15:25:30

If it goes ahead there's not much you can do. I feel sorry for them at that age, a socially distances Strip really isn't the same!

Sirzy Thu 02-Jul-20 15:29:03

Well at 18 there isn’t much you can do to stop him.

He may struggle to get travel insurance though and has he checked out what restrictions are in place for people arriving there?

user1487194234 Thu 02-Jul-20 15:29:05

He is an adult,how /why would you stop him.

josben Thu 02-Jul-20 15:30:05

Thanks for your posts, I’m glad you’ve said that , I actually was happy for him to go , but I met with a couple of friends this morning that were horrified i was letting him go,,, ! Their concern was if there is a second wave ,,,

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Roselilly36 Thu 02-Jul-20 15:31:37

Check first if the hotel is providing all inc at the moment, so many restrictions in place. It won’t be the carefree holiday that they are expecting.they may have the option to change the date. I am mum to 19 & 17 DS, I know exactly how you feel. I wouldn’t want them travelling at the moment either flowers

Chochito Thu 02-Jul-20 15:34:48

Tell him and his friends not to fuck with the Spanish police. Rules are rules here. They will find themselves with heavy fines or worse if they contravene them. Spanish people are very scared about visitors from the U.K. arriving after the air bridge opens.

Your DS and his friends should also start booking their places on the beach asap. As previous posters have said, contact the hotel to find out which restrictions, etc. will apply.

josben Thu 02-Jul-20 15:37:22

Good idea about booking places etc. they are booked on a package deal with JET 2 so am hoping they will give some advice too ,,,?

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IAintentDead Thu 02-Jul-20 15:40:17

Let him go.

Covid is a minor risk at his age.

It will be a safer holiday than normal I suspect for that age group, with less of the partying that normally goes on but they'll still be able to have a great time.

ladybee28 Thu 02-Jul-20 15:42:53

I'm not on Tenerife but very close.

He's not going to find much when he arrives –bars and restaurants are largely closed except for the odd few (a lot can't afford to open) and tourist areas are eerily empty.

If he and his friends want to go hiking and exploring the countryside they'll have a great time, but your standard holiday is not going to look anything like a standard holiday here at the moment.

Mrsjayy Thu 02-Jul-20 15:46:35

There is no really letting him but it would freak me out too. Will he need to quarantine when he gets back ?

josben Thu 02-Jul-20 16:01:31

Yes , apparently he will need to quarantine 2 weeks .

I think he and his friends just want to get away for a week in the sun - he says they don’t mind if they have to stay in the hotel ,,,, (although not sure about this in practice ). They’ve had this hol booked since before Christmas and I know they were keen to get booked in to the water parks , but I assume they will be closed too ,,,,

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Chochito Thu 02-Jul-20 16:19:03

Will their hotel pool be open? (At the moment, they are not).

Yes, water parks are closed.

rookiemere Thu 02-Jul-20 16:19:31

The main issue for me is if his return flight got cancelled and he couldn't travel or got identified as track and trace and was forced to quarantine there and couldn't get a flight home so had to pay for a new one.

Make sure that he needs to get some sort of insurance and he's on his own for extra costs.

Alexandernevermind Thu 02-Jul-20 16:22:07

As others have said you can't stop him but you can make sure he has insurance. If I were you I would make him isolate for 2 weeks after his return.

Mrsjayy Thu 02-Jul-20 17:06:29

Well if he is ready for the quarantine when they return he has to stick to it, I don't think I'd fancy it just yet .

user1487194234 Thu 02-Jul-20 18:06:15

Looking like quarantine rules are being relaxed

Roselilly36 Thu 02-Jul-20 18:53:20

Hotels that are open are limiting the amount of people around the poolside, wear a facemask etc. Speak to the hotel direct, do not rely on the travel agent.

Chochito Thu 02-Jul-20 20:03:35

Isn't travel insurance invalid for anything related to COVID, while it's classes as a pandemic?

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