Screening through diagnostic tests for passengers entering the Canary Islands from the national territory came into effect on December 18 and has proven to be an effective measure to control the pandemic. During the month of July, 96% of national travelers who arrived in the Canary Islands have met the requirements of this standard.
It is people over 12 years of age who must undergo a diagnostic test with a negative result in the 72 hours prior to their arrival in the Canary Islands. However, the presentation of this will not be required to people in transit through the territory of the autonomous community; to those who prove that they have been outside the Canary Islands for a period of less than 72 hours prior to arrival; to those vaccinated against covid with the full schedule within eight months prior to displacement, or with a dose more than 15 days in advance and within four months prior to displacement; people who have had the disease in the last six months; and those that prove a reservation in a tourist accommodation establishment registered in the General Tourist Registry of the autonomous community.
Using the self-diagnostic test
Both the tests that must be available to enter the Canary Islands and those that must be presented in Tenerife – in the case of not having the complete vaccination schedule – to access the interior of the hotel and restaurant establishments, cultural shows and gyms , exclude the self-diagnostic tests that are already marketed in Spanish pharmacies. To publicize details like this, the health administration, through the General Directorate of Assistance Programs, already regulates the use to be made of these products and informs that the test can be carried out both at the pharmacy itself and at home.
If the test result is negative and the person does not present symptoms compatible with covid, they must continue to maintain basic protection measures. In the event that the test is negative but the person has symptoms or the test result is positive, you should call 900-112-061, where you will be given the instructions to follow. In no case should the person go to the health center or hospital emergencies.
While some new measures are taken into consideration, such as the entry into force of the covid certificate, the public that attends the closing concert of the Canary Islands International Music Festival on Sunday, which will be held in the Tenerife Auditorium by the Philharmonic of Gran Canaria, you must present your ID or passport together with the covid vaccination certificate with a complete schedule or a PCR or negative antigen test. The Government of the Canary Islands thus reinforces health prevention controls with the aim of responding to the latest regulations issued in which Tenerife is placed at level 4.
Meanwhile, the Government of the Canary Islands yesterday agreed to request the TSJC an extension to the limit of the maximum number of people who do not live together that can meet in family and social gatherings, in spaces for public and private use, closed or outdoors. The limitations that currently exist are in effect until next Saturday and the Executive will request that they be extended until August 31. The Security Advisor Julio Pérez announced that he will request that the maximum number of non-cohabiting people that can meet at level 1 is 10; six people on level 2; and four, both on level 3 and 4.
Pérez explained that this measure of limitation for the meetings of non-cohabiting people was already endorsed by the Justice last May, when the state of alarm ended. “While some of our proposals were not accepted, this one in particular was, so we do not believe that we have problems now to accept this extension,” said the counselor, who recalled that now the epidemiological data in the Canary Islands “are worse than those that we presented in the month of May “so” we consider it essential to be able to maintain this restriction at least until the end of August, “Julio Pérez concluded.
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