A BRITISH holidaymaker has sparked a coronavirus scare in Lanzarote after testing positive when checking into her hotel.
Health officials confirmed the woman tested positive for Covid-19 and is now in quarantine.
The tourist is the first holidaymaker from the UK to test positive in Lanzarote since Spain opened its borders on June 21st.
Nine other people she had come into contact with had to undergo a coronavirus test, but all came back negative.
The woman arrived from the UK for a holiday on the popular Canary island with her husband.
It is understood her husband had experienced suspicious symptoms of nausea and a fever when they’d arrived at the Lanzarote hotel.
He underwent two tests for coronavirus, but both came back negative.
The woman was routinely tested and despite having no symptoms, she was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19.
The island’s health department said coronavirus protocols had been activated at reception on the couple’s arrival so they had minimum contact with other people.
A specialist team immediately went into action to trace all the people she had come into contact with, including staff.
The health department hasn’t specified where the woman is in quarantine or if her husband is with her or if the nine others also have to self-isolate.
Lanzarote currently has eleven active cases of coronavirus.
It includes the British tourist, a resident who came from Mexico and went to the José Molina Orosa Hospital Emergency Department with symptoms and nine illegal immigrants who tried to smuggle themselves into the island in a tiny boat.
The news comes as Spain has been hit by 200 separate coronavirus outbreaks since the easing of lockdown.
The new spike in infections come as Brits are flocking back to the tourist paradise for the summer holidays.