More than 45,000 people registered in the Netherlands this Monday for the pilot trip to Gran Canaria on May 1 next year organized by the Dutch government and local agencies Investigate travellers’ behavior on outdoor vacationsr and the need for travel agreements in a pandemic.
Corendon and TUI, the travel organizations involved, ensured the number of parties involved Almost twice as much as the Dutch, who was the signatory of the first pilot trip to Rhodes, Greece organized last week, This is 25,000 people, although only 189 people were selected to participate in the study.
About 180 people will be selected for this pilot trip to the Canary Islands. Organizations They choose those who are interested in personal data, which will book this type of vacation more frequentlyTaking into account the sufficient representation between men and women and different age groups.
Travellers, they will pay for the vacation, They will have to undergo a PCR before leaving the Netherlands and returning from Gran Canaria, The cost of coronavirus testing and holidays paid by travel agencies will be conducted under the supervision of the Institute of Public Health (RIVM) and the Dutch government, which will bear the cost of the investigation.
“According to the information obtained, We will determine what safety measures need to be taken so that our customers can travel safely And be responsible as soon as the situation permits”, explained to the travel agency.
In addition to the negative PCR before boarding, Passengers must comply with all measures required by local authorities The period of stay in Gran Canaria includes the use of masks, an interpersonal distance of 1.5 meters or constant hand hygiene, and home quarantine when returning to the Netherlands.
If any participant tested positive for covid-19 during the trip, You will be sent to the hotel for immediate isolation, And his companions.
Trip to the island of Spain From May 1st to 8th, The accommodation will be all-inclusive in the four-star resort of Meloneras in RIU Gran Canaria, and travel insurance with covid-19 insurance will be provided. The cost per person is about 800 euros, and participants in Greece will have more Freedom of movement and will be able to leave the hotel.
Gran Canaria Travel Registration It is open this Monday at 10:00 Dutch time (08.00 GMT) and will close on Wednesday at 18.00 local time (16.00 GMT)., At the latest next Friday, the lucky ones will receive confirmation.
188 Dutch people spent eight days in the hotel center in Rhode Island as part of the first pilot’s trip Tested negative in PCR today and will be able to return to the Netherlands. One of the people selected on this trip tested positive for covid-19 before flying out of the station, so he stayed on the ground and was unable to take a vacation in Greece.
Despite these pilots traveling, Official travel advice remains negative At least until May 15, the Dutch chief executive asked his citizens not to travel abroad unless absolutely necessary.