Thanks to LANCELOT DIGITAL – TUI offers rapid COVID tests to German tourists visiting the Canary Islands

The Islands will request these tests from Saturday that will be paid for by the travelers themselves 

As of this Saturday, the Canary Islands will become the first autonomous community that requires tourists to present a coronavirus diagnostic test with a negative result in order to stay in one of its tourist establishments, as reported by HOSTELTUR in the Canary Islands, it will require a COVID test to tourists from November 14. Thus, to boost its business in the Archipelago, TUI Group offers customers who want to travel to the Islands from Germany the possibility of taking a rapid coronavirus test, which they will have to pay for, according to sources from the tourist group confirm to this newspaper . Unlike the rest of Spain, the Canary Islands are not currently classified by the Robert Koch Institute as a risk zone for infection by Sars-CoV-2, for which they represent an important winter destination for TUI at a time when activity is paralyzed in most destinations. It so happens that TUI will pay the PCR to tourists from the Netherlands who go to the Canary Islands.


“TUI offers its clients who want to travel to the Canary Islands an antigen test. This is optional, which means that the client can decide to do it this way or if they wish they can do it in any other place (hospitals, health centers, airports if they are available, etc.) “, according to sources from the tour operator.


According to these sources, the client will pay for the test, which will cost about 45 euros. To carry out these tests TUI works in collaboration with Klarity, a certified test kit company. The tests will be carried out through its website


Likewise, as detailed by the group, TUI is warning its clients that it is also important to read the regulations in the Canary Islands and download the Spanish application ‘Radar Covid’. In the same way, it urges you to fill out the form on the Spanish Travel Health website before leaving Germany for the Canary Islands.


The Robert Koch Institute decided last month to remove the Canary Islands from the areas considered at risk due to their coronavirus incidence rates, in which the rest of Spain continues, with which Germany lifted its recommendation not to travel to the islands. However, as of this Saturday, November 14, German tourists will have to present a negative COVID test to travel to the Islands.


The Canary Islands has reformed its legislation to guarantee that the tourists it receives are free of the virus and in a matter of days no traveler will be admitted to a hotel, apartment or holiday home without a PCR or a negative antigen test done a maximum of 72 hours before


The tests will be paid for by the traveler, whether they undergo the test in their country or if they arrive at the reception of their hotel without it, and from there they are referred to a health center, clinic or laboratory in the Canary Islands to have it done. Given this measure, the German tour operator has decided to facilitate the performance of these tests to its customers.