United Kingdom Leaves the Canary Islands Out


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The United Kingdom has reviewed its list of safe destinations this Thursday and has included the Balearic Islands but has left the Canary Islands out , as was foreseeable given the current incidence figures of Covid-19 in the archipelago. In fact, the Canary Islands are among the four communities with the worst data in Spain; and 13 points above the average for the country, dragged down by data from Tenerife. At the opposite extreme is the Balearic Islands, which this Thursday is the second community with the lowest incidence, with almost half the cases per inhabitant than the Canary Islands.

"It is a stain for the good image of the islands as a safe destination that has been promoted for more than a year," lamented the Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, who has warned that this decision of the United Kingdom can be extended to other countries “if we do not control the pandemic.” And it is that until now, the Canary Islands had fought to receive a differentiated treatment from the rest of Spain in the green lists of emitting destinations, but now their figures are worse than most of the country.

For this reason, Yaiza Castilla has made an appeal "to the individual responsibility of all the Canaries and the Canary Islands so that the sanitary measures are strictly complied with and to be able to become part of the green list as soon as possible

The only upside is the Delta variant can hopefully be kept to a minimum.