CANARIES WANT TO USE NEW TEST FOR TOURISTS THAT GIVES RESULTS IN 2 MINUTES AND ONLY COSTS 15 EUROS
The Canary Islands Government has several test options to carry out on tourists entering and leaving the islands, as has been sent to the central Government in Madrid for approval, although it has a preference for a test that has all the guarantees of reliability, is the fastest on the market giving reliable results in just two minutes, and it only costs 15 euros.
It is called the DSA Analyzer test, from the Rhogen laboratory, which works as a kind of hand-held breathalyzer and allows giving results from exhaled air.
This test, which was approved by European standards last week, as it meets all the reliability parameters, allows the identification of the different phases of virus infection through exhaled air.
The other option is the rapid detection PCR whose cost is 30 euros, but the time for results is one hour. The advantages of the Rhogen laboratory test are what make it the first option, according to Government sources.
In addition to informing Central Government of these two test options, the document sent by the regional Executive, through the Tourism and Health Ministries, points to two "requirements" of the Canary Islands.
The first is that the tests must be done at airports, which are the responsibility of the State, since other alternatives, such as doing it abroad have logistics and costs that make it very difficult.
The Canary Islands also want all passengers to be included, and not just foreign tourists.