Canary Islands travel risk rate downgraded

2020/11/19 15:17:49 Written by Canarian Weekly National

Canary Islands turn from 'red' to 'orange’ under EU traffic light system.

The Islands have now met the criteria to move from the most severe rating of red to orange which means less than 50 cases per 100,000 people.

The ECDC traffic light system is updated every Thursday, and the changes applied will come into effect to travel from the following Monday.

Areas are marked in the following colours:

Green if the 14-day notification rate is lower than 25 cases per 100 000 and the test positivity rate below 4%.

Orange if the 14-day notification rate is lower than 50 cases per 100 000 but the test positivity rate is 4% or higher or, if the 14-day notification rate is between 25 and 150 cases per 100 000 and the test positivity rate is below 4%.

Red if the 14-day notification rate is 50 cases per 100 000 or higher and the test positivity rate is 4% or higher or if the 14-day notification rate is higher than 150 cases per 100 000.

Grey if there is insufficient information or if the testing rate is lower than 300 cases per 100 000.


Ireland has also moved from red to orange this week and both now join Iceland and some area of Greece, Norway and Finland on the 'orange' list. Only Greenland and a single region in Finland are 'green'; everywhere else is 'red' or 'grey'.


People travelling from 'orange' rated countries generally have less restrictions than those from 'red', though this can change depending on the country.