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When will a ‘green corridor’ for tourists vaccinated against COVID in the Canary Islands? The Canary Islands must seek as soon as possible the way to have a safe tourist corridor . It is an initiative that members of the Lanzarote tourism sector have been requesting for a long time and that became real this Tuesday in Madeira, which announced today the creation of a ‘green corridor’ for tourists who have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 .
The advantages of this initiative is that travelers from all over the world who carry a document certifying that they have been vaccinated against the virus will be exempt from presenting the negative results of the PCR test, which must be done within 72 hours prior to boarding. or to do it upon arrival on the island.
Similarly, those passengers who travel with a medical document certifying that they have recovered from COVID-19, issued in the last 90 days, will not need to present a PCR test upon arrival either.
The president of La Gomera himself, Casimiro Curbelo, has already gone ahead and requested that his island be the first destination in the Canary Islands to develop the so-called ‘green corridors’
In Curbelo’s words, “the island territory has favorable epidemiological indicators to create a protocol of these characteristics that serves as a reference for future implementation at the regional level .”
This proposal would allow those travelers to La Gomera to access the island without having to present negative results of the PCR test, provided that they already have a vaccination certificate or a document issued in the last 90 days proving that they have passed the illness.
The initiative, which has already been transferred to the Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, would place La Gomera as the first Spanish destination to address this reality and “establish itself as a benchmark in terms of tourist safety.”
” It is an opportunity for the Canary Islands to be able to advance in this line , since as vaccination rates increase, vaccinated people will be able to benefit from these corridors, opening the door to a faster and more sustained tourist recovery over time,” he said.