World Tourism Organization Says 'Yes' to The Canary Islands

Canary Islands

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The Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, does not believe that the risk of the outbreak of the coronavirus is "as high" or "as strong" as some foresee, and he hopes that in two or three months the Canary Islands can regain a normal status.

During his visit this Thursday to the headquarters of the Canary Islands Parliament in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Pololikashvili has assured that the Canary Islands needs to open up to international tourism, while stressing that the archipelago is a safe destination for tourists to travel.

The UNWTO Secretary General has also pointed out that the airport controls of the islands are good, because "there are no barriers that complicate the arrival or departure from airports", nor "complicated" procedures, such as sampling for PCR tests, "that make the tourist nervous."

The Minister of Tourism of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, has been convinced that the UNWTO flight that landed on the islands on Wednesday to promote them as a safe destination, will help to show the world the sanitary guarantees of the archipelago., the President of the Autonomous Parliament, Gustavo Matos, recalled that the Canary Islands has always distinguished itself for being a safe destination, both legally and physically, for health or food.

Matos has insisted that the Canary Islands economy needs to start receiving visitors in order to restart its tourist activity and recover jobs .