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The Canary Islands renews the insurance that covers the expenses for Covid to tourists
The extension with AXA is temporary until the public tender for a new insurance contract is resolved
Safety has been the key so that the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the public company Promotur Turismo de Islas Canarias, has renewed the insurance policy signed with AXA, through which health coverage is offered and travel to tourists who may be infected with Covid-19 during their stay in the Archipelago.
It should be remembered that the policy includes medical expenses, repatriation and an extension of the stay in the Canary Islands so that visitors can complete the quarantine period.
This agreement was signed for a period of one year, so the Ministry has already put out to tender a new contract for this insurance. An offer that is published on the public sector contracting platform and in the official EU gazette. Until said public tender is resolved, Turismo de Canarias has decided to renew with AXA so that no tourist is left unprotected in the meantime.
“Our visitors are not going to be left unprotected at any time. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have made an effort to transfer and consolidate the image of safety of our destination, in which we continue to work every day ”, declared Yaiza Castilla, Canary Islands Tourism Minister.
The Ministry recalls that the Canary Islands was the first autonomous community to offer insurance for those tourists who could test positive for coronavirus during their stay. Likewise, Castilla has assured that it was the Ministry of Tourism that proposed the ‘test before travel’ strategy to reactivate tourist flows in a safe way, which has finally been imposed in the European Union.