The Netherlands joins the Germans and the British and again allows trips to the Canary Islands. Last week, Germany and the United Kingdom lifted the ban on travel to the Spanish archipelago, and now the Dutch too they can go on vacation to the islands.
He Government of the Netherlands announced this Tuesday that it will change travel restrictions to the Canary Islands and Greece as they go from orange to yellow on the map of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dutch. Will allow again the tourist trips and lifts the “urgent” recommendation to undergo a quarantine To come back.
The news has been well received in the Canary Islands that this October enters its high season of tourism. Until now, only “strictly necessary” transfers to the islands from the Netherlands were allowed. yellow color of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates that tourist trips, but being attentive to the decisions of local governments and the evolution of the new contagion figures because they continue to exist security risks due to the pandemic.
The decision of the Ministry to lift the restriction is based on the opinion of the Institute of Public Health of the state (RIVM), which periodically assesses the security situation of a country or region, based on data on infections and decisions made by local authorities.
Restrictions in the Canary Islands
For his part, Canary Islands Government will demand in a new decree that tourists arrive with a negative covid-19 test. National and international tourists they will have to present a test certificate negative performed in a maximum of 72 hours prior to arrival at the destination to be able to stay in a tourist establishment such as hotels, apartments or vacation homes.
In case of not presenting this document, the tourist accommodation will not be accessible and the person will be urged take the test in a health center or laboratory, paying for it with your pocket. The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Angel Víctor Torres, wants to pass this decree law this week.
More infections in the Netherlands
He RIVM reported this Monday the detection of 10,353 new positives in Netherlands, as well as the death out of 26 patients with covid-19, which indicates that new cases continue to increase despite the partial confinement introduced two weeks ago. In addition, 2,249 coronavirus patients are found hospitalized in the country, of which more than 500 are in units of intensive care.
The first Minister, Mark Rutte, will address this Tuesday to the population in a new press conference, but already announced this Monday that will not announce new measures and prefer to wait another week to see the effects of the current restrictions, which include the total closure from hostelry and the prohibition of consumption of alcohol Y drugs from 8:00 p.m.