Torres says that agreement is made for antigen test from December
The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has announced this afternoon (Friday), that the Ministry of Health and the Council of the archipelago is finalizing the agreement to accept antigen tests for tourists coming to the islands from risk countries.
He explained at a press conference, that to do this, a technical report prepared by the Hospital de La Candelaria in Tenerife has been delivered, which says "it has conclusive scientific proof that the antigen tests with which they have worked, have all the scientific compliments to be able to measure up to health security required.”
Torres said that the aim is to have this decreed by Tuesday, December 1st, so that it is actively in place for when travel is allowed again from the UK from next weekend when lockdown in England finishes, adding that there is “still a great desire for people to come to the islands.”
He also highlighted that since the Canary Islands regulations started on November 14th, requiring PCR or antigen testing for tourists travelling to the Islands, only one positive has been detected in almost three weeks.