June 17, 2021

Vaccinated national travelers will be able to spend the summer in the Canary Islands without a test

A group of women with masks in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.  |  |

A group of women with masks in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. | |
Andres Gutierrez

National travelers already vaccinated and those who have had the disease may spend the summer in the Canary Islands without having to show a test upon entering the Islands. The Ministry of Health will begin to work on the order that will update the entry of these people to the autonomous community in the next few days and may enter into force “at any time from Monday,” according to the Government spokesman, Julio Pérez.

“PCR will no longer be needed for those who are vaccinated or who have the disease,” said Pérez, who insisted that the fringes will be detailed in the coming days. “We will know if it is accepted to travel without a test with a dose or how long it must have been since they contracted the disease, as well as the way in which it must be proven or other characteristics of practical application,” Pérez explained. Those who are not vaccinated or have not passed the covid-19, however, will have to continue presenting a negative test, either PCR or antigens upon arrival in the Canary Islands, whether they are residents or not. In the case of being residents, the Government of the Canary Islands pays the price of the test if it is carried out in one of the laboratories with which they have arranged this service in various parts of Spain.

Baja Gran Canaria and Tenerife remains.

The Governing Council decided to lower the alert level of Gran Canaria to 1, for the first time since December. The Government spokesperson highlighted the good downward trend that exists on the island, which, although it can be extended to the rest of the Archipelago, has not had an impact on the risk traffic lights of Tenerife and Lanzarote. Both will stay at least one more week at level 2.

Alert level 1 assumes that gatherings in homes and outdoors in public places go from six to ten people; and in bars, cafes and restaurants, six to ten outside and four to six inside. In addition, the capacity of the terraces is increased to 100% and that of the interiors to 75%.

The number of weekly cases has been reduced by almost 9% throughout the Archipelago

With regard to Lanzarote, the island has seen its indicators increase in the last week, which has meant the growth in the value of the rate. Due to the high traceability of the cases and the incidence values ​​have not yet represented a high impact on conventional beds and critical care units, the island remains at level 2, although in close monitoring of what happens in the coming days.

Less than a thousand assets.

For the first time since September 5, Tenerife has dropped from 1,000 active cases, after reducing it yesterday to 999. In this sense, although Tenerife added 86 cases (61% of the entire Archipelago), it maintains its downward trend , as it reduced its cases by 4.8% compared to the previous week. The negative evolution of the epidemic is extended to the entire Canary Islands, given that the number of weekly cases fell by almost 9% throughout the Archipelago. The greatest decrease has occurred in Gran Canaria, which yesterday fell below 200 weekly cases for the first time since mid-December. This situation is generated because for a week its average number of daily cases has been 28, the same figure that was registered yesterday.

The islands of Tenerife and Lanzarote remain at alert level 2

23 fewer patients in three days.

Only three days have been enough for the Archipelago to have discharged 23 people in the hospitals of the Islands. Yesterday there were nine patients who were discharged, and only one of them has been a deceased person. It was a 55-year-old man in Tenerife. It was associated with a family outbreak and remained admitted to the hospital. In total, there are 260 people hospitalized in the Islands, the lowest number in almost half a year. Most of it accumulates in Tenerife, which has 175 people admitted. Gran Canaria accumulates 78 patients.


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