The Netherlands will resume flights with the Canary Islands in May
The Canary Islands are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel with two vital announcements to recover international tourism in the last 24 hours from the UK and the Netherlands.
Firstly, the ambassador of the Netherlands in Spain, Jan Versteeg, has told the President of the Canary Islands Government, Ángel Víctor Torres, that they are planning a ‘pilot flight’ to resume travel to the Canary Islands safely, and that almost 4,000 volunteers have applied to be on the trip.
Added to this announcement is the UK's intention to create ‘green lists’ of countries and areas suitable for travel, a list that will include the islands if the epidemiological situation remains under control.
“The United Kingdom Secretary for Transport, Grant Shapps, has also announced the creation of 'green lists' which would include the islands of Spain, Portugal and Greece. This is an important announcement for the Canary Islands given the weight of British tourism on our economy,“ Torres posted on Twitter.
Hopefully these are two pieces of news that breathe optimism and hope into the Canarian tourism sector after more than a year without any positive news.