The tourism sector continues to insist on the importance of allowing tourists who arrive in the Canary Islands as of Monday, antigen testing with an alternative to PCR



Few flights and with very low occupancies. That is the reality of the Lanzarote airport in the month of November and high season. If on a normal Thursday, before the covid-19 crisis, an average of 60 arrivals was registered among those from the European continent and the Canary Islands, now they do not even reach ten. In addition, the flights that arrive do so with a very reduced occupation of the seats.


This Thursday the arrival of seven flights from Edinburgh, London, Belfast, Madrid and Glasgow was scheduled. For tomorrow, Friday, the arrival of a dozen flights from Valencia, Manchester, Dublin, London, Madrid, Glasgow, Amsterdam and Seville is expected.


It should be remembered that this Monday, November 23, the decree law that requires all travelers, tourists or not, who come to the Canary Islands to do so with a negative PCR, proving their good health, comes into force. The measure implemented by the Government of the Canary Islands was already in force that hoteliers should require their customers to enter with a PCR or antigen test done, or that they did it upon arrival.



In this sense, the controversy is open over the request of the tourism sector to the Government of Spain that antigen testing be allowed as an alternative to PCR for tourists arriving in the Canary Islands, since, otherwise, given the high price of the second, there will be very few tourists who dare to travel.