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Spain: German and British tourists return as Tenerife added to safe travel list03:29

Spain: German and British tourists return as Tenerife added to safe travel list

Spain, Tenerife
October 25, 2020 at 21:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

British tourists were seen returning to Tenerife on Sunday as COVID-19 measures implemented by the British government were relaxed, following a decrease in confirmed cases. The Canary Islands were also added to Germany's list of safe countries on October 24.

"Well, this weekend we took on a very positive manner the opening of the English and German market again, with many planes coming in. This is still an encouragement after very hard months. Given that a place like this depends so much on tourism, it was greatly affected due to the decrease in the number of travellers," said one resident of Tenerife at the scene where several tourists were seen flocking to the beaches and restaurants.

The UK government removed the Canary Islands on Saturday morning allowing British vacationers to travel to the islands without having to quarantine for 14 days on their return.

"I think also, because there are not so many people about it makes you feel safer. Like in England, in the cities there's many people all crowding around. And some wear masks and some don't wear masks," said one British tourist.

The island and airport authorities (AENA) dismissed the idea of testing travellers upon arrival as they reportedly say testing millions of visitors would not be feasible at this time.

The Canary Islands reported less than 50 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days.

Spain: German and British tourists return as Tenerife added to safe travel list03:29
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British tourists were seen returning to Tenerife on Sunday as COVID-19 measures implemented by the British government were relaxed, following a decrease in confirmed cases. The Canary Islands were also added to Germany's list of safe countries on October 24.

"Well, this weekend we took on a very positive manner the opening of the English and German market again, with many planes coming in. This is still an encouragement after very hard months. Given that a place like this depends so much on tourism, it was greatly affected due to the decrease in the number of travellers," said one resident of Tenerife at the scene where several tourists were seen flocking to the beaches and restaurants.

The UK government removed the Canary Islands on Saturday morning allowing British vacationers to travel to the islands without having to quarantine for 14 days on their return.

"I think also, because there are not so many people about it makes you feel safer. Like in England, in the cities there's many people all crowding around. And some wear masks and some don't wear masks," said one British tourist.

The island and airport authorities (AENA) dismissed the idea of testing travellers upon arrival as they reportedly say testing millions of visitors would not be feasible at this time.

The Canary Islands reported less than 50 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days.

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