The Netherlands removes the Canary Islands from its list of safe destinations
From Sunday, July 18th, the Dutch government is recommending its citizens to not travel to the Canary Islands until at least August 2nd, as both the Canaries and the Balearics are being removed from their travel list of safe destinations. The rest of Spain was already in orange but both archipelagos were an exception, remaining in the yellow zone, but now all of Spain is the same colour, and are in the same situation as Portugal and Cyprus.
The high rate of contagion has led the Dutch authorities to advise against travel to all the islands: Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa, in the Canary Islands; and Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera, in the Balearic Islands;
Unfortunately, the Dutch Government and the health authorities do not distinguish between individual islands for travel, which means that the whole archipelago now turns orange, which is a hard blow for island tourism in Spain, where thousands of Dutch are currently spending their holidays.
Tourists who are on vacation right now can continue to enjoy them, however, as of Sunday those who are not vaccinated will be required to submit a negative Covid test before returning home to the Netherlands. Tour operator Tui Holland, has cancelled all trips and flights from tomorrow to both the Balearic and the Canary Islands until further notice.