Canary and the Balearic Islands to Test Tourists

Canary Islands

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The central government has finally reached an agreement this Friday with the autonomous executives of the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands that establishes a protocol to establish tourist corridors with European countries that allow the mobility of travellers in order to reactivate tourism in the two archipelagos "without putting public health at risk ".

The protocol, to create these corridors, establishes that every traveller arriving in the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands from a territory with a cumulative incidence greater than 50 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days will have to present a test negative diagnosis of active infection carried out 48 hours before the flight.

If the incidence of the place of origin of the traveller is 50 or less per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, they should not undergo any test upon arrival at any international airport in the archipelagos.

In addition, the protocol establishes that before leaving the islands, all travellers must take a diagnostic test for active infection 48 hours before the flight. As explained by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, these tests will be carried out in dependencies assigned by competent health authorities, at no cost to the tourist.

If you test positive, you will not be able to fly and will have to quarantine at the same destination. The governments of the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands will take care of the necessary coverage in case of quarantine of positive tourists, enabling a series of accommodations provided for this purpose and would also cover health care or hospitalisation if necessary.

Minister Reyes Maroto has agreed that these protocols are the first and the Government hopes to be able to extend them to other tourist destinations in the Peninsula.