Do I need one or two vaccine doses to access interiors of bars and restaurants?
In the fifth wave of the pandemic and with more than a million people now fully vaccinated in the Canary Islands, the Government has modified the restrictions in some of the alert levels accordingly, in order to minimize the impact of the new positive cases.
Today, Monday 26th July, the updated coronavirus alert levels come into force, in the islands as follows:
LEVEL 4: Tenerife.
LEVEL 3: Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma.
LEVEL 2: Lanzarote, La Gomera.
LEVEL 1: El Hierro.
However, many people from Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, and La Palma are unsure if a single dose of a Covid-19 vaccine is sufficient or if full immunisation will be necessary for the digital certificate to allow access to the interiors of hospitality venues and gyms, among other places.
The new regulation affects Tenerife more than the other three islands because at Level 4 it is required for access to more places (hospitality, gyms, cinemas, theatres etc), whereas in Level 3 it is only required, at the moment, to increase the capacity of the interiors of bars and restaurants by 10%.
As stated in the Official Boletin of the Canary Islands (BOC) today, “it is proposed to control access to interior areas at alert levels 3 and 4 by means of a complete vaccination certificate (fully immunized), negative PDIA in the last 72 hours or past infection in the last six months.”
This means that it is necessary to have had both doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine to enter these premises. It is still unclear regarding staff at the premises needing full vaccination, so business owners are recommended to ask their legal advisors.