The Canary Islands are expected to suspend the last of their local Covid rules from Thursday, including lifting restrictions on event capacity and allowing clubs to dance again
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President Ángel Víctor Torres made the announcement on Tuesday during the annual Canarian debate.
He confirmed that the Governing Council will “suspend all Covid restrictions” on Thursday, but also stressed that it would be a temporary measure and the rules could be reintroduced should the health situation deteriorate again.
“It’s not the end of the pandemic, of course not, we will remain vigilant,” Mr Torres said.
The decision, he said, represented a “new level of normality” for society as administrations would have “more tools” to deal with the disease and control the emergence of new variants.
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The President stressed that vaccination has modulated its impact on the health of the population and on the healthcare system itself, and on the islands 84 percent of the population is already vaccinated.
“In the Canary Islands, despite the disbelief of some, vaccination has been rapid, orderly and effective, and the response from citizens has been excellent,” he commented.
The cumulative incidence at 7 days in the Canary Islands is 439.21 cases per 100,000 population and at 14 days 871.43 cases per 100,000 population.
The islands in the Canary Islands, which include Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria, have been on varying levels of alert affecting tourists in terms of bar and restaurant opening times, occupancy levels and the number of people who might be seated at tables were.
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The suspension of the Covid restrictions means a return to 100 percent capacity both indoors and outdoors, the same applies to all cultural activities, sports, shows, leisure and entertainment facilities, children and youth camps and camping.
And it will mean that dancing in clubs and discos can finally return.
It is worth noting that while local Covid rules are being suspended, travel rules for Brits planning a holiday to the Canary Islands remain in effect.
Under current Spanish travel regulations, fully vaccinated Brits can go on holiday, although the country recently changed its regulations on what that means if they have proof of recovery from Covid, unvaccinated visitors can also enter the destination. These rules apply to everyone aged 12 and over.
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Spain has also relaxed its rules for unvaccinated youth aged 12-17 to allow them to visit provided they have a negative PCR test result and are traveling with vaccinated adults.
All travelers are also required to fill out a pre-travel form and receive a QR code to present at border control.
It’s worth noting that you must have completed your vaccination course within 270 days (or nine months) to be considered fully vaccinated, otherwise you will need a booster shot.
In the meantime it has also become much easier to return to the UK New travel rules were introduced earlier this month means you don’t need to fill out a passenger locator form or take Covid tests to enter the UK, regardless of your vaccination status.
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