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As of its publication in the BOC, the hotel and non-hotel establishments of the Islands have not
they will have to ask their clients for accreditation of being free of the disease
The Government of the Canary Islands has agreed today, at its Council meeting, to modify Decree-Law 17/2020, of
extraordinary measures in tourism to face the effects of the health and economic crisis
produced by the pandemic caused by COVID-19, and suspend in that normative text the sections
1 and 3. De facto, this modification means that it will not be necessary to prove freedom from the disease to
stay in tourist areas, either with a diagnostic test, with the vaccination certificate or
for having passed the disease, or with a declaration responsible for not having left the islands
in the 15 days prior to arrival at the establishment, this in the case of Canarian residents.
The joint proposal of the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce and Health approved today supposes that
Until next January 31 and without prejudice to successive extensions, this condition of
access to tourist accommodation, at the expense of the evolution that the pandemic may follow.
The agreement, which will take effect on the same day of its publication in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands, involves the
more convenient for the progressive return to normality, taking into account that the advancement of the
vaccination in Europe and the Canary Islands, as well as the existence of a traveler control procedure
foreigners at airports in the face of the pandemic (where a vaccination certificate or proof of
COVID diagnosis with negative result), so advises.
As Tourism had agreed with the four main Canary Islands employers in the sector, it was necessary to
eliminate the existing double control (airport and accommodation) and relax the rules that were established in the
Canarian tourist accommodation establishments for protection against the disease and as a measure that
help strengthen the image of the Canary Islands as a safe destination and guarantor of high standards of
protection of the health of your visitors.