Germany includes the Canary Islands in its 'green list' of tourist destinations
The Government of Germany has included the Canary Islands on its green list of safe travel destinations today (Friday), as reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its website. This means that, like the UK’s green list, German tourists returning home only need to present a negative PCR test and avoid quarantine.
They are also the second country today to review the islands independently from Spain and allow travel, after the Netherlands gave the green light for both the Canaries and the Balearics earlier this afternoon.
The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has welcomed this decision by Germany and stated that it is "magnificent news" for the archipelago and for the economic reactivation required by the islands, and praised both Germany and the Netherlands for their decisions.
The Minister of Tourism for the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, said that the new status in which the islands appear in the list published today by the Robert Koch Institute means “that our expectations with this market, within the prudence that the pandemic advises, are very positive, to which is added the rate of vaccination in Germany, which already exceeds one million doses a day”.
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To accompany this return to travel for German tourists to the Canary Islands, airlines have already scheduled more than 1.1 million seats for this summer season (May to October) which represent 78.2% of the operations in the same period of 2019, but it must be taken into account that the airlines' programming varies constantly, conditioned by the health measures that affect the demand for travel.