The Canary Islands will lift all local Covid restrictions this week
The President of the Canary Islands Government, Ángel Víctor Torres, announced today (Tuesday) that the Canary Islands will eliminate all local Covid restrictions on Thursday in the Governing Council meeting. These are all the restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic that were approved following the technical criteria.
During the announcement he said: "It is not the end of the pandemic, of course not, we must remain vigilant and if the situation worsens we will have to reintroduce them".
Torres added that this decision is "the next stage of normality for society” and is possible because the regional Governments have more tools to deal with the control of the spread of the virus and the appearance of new variants.
The president also highlighted that vaccination has had a positive impact on the health of the population, and on the pressure of the health system itself, as there is now 84% of the population immunized.
"In the Canary Islands, in the face of the disbelief of some, vaccination has been quick, orderly and effective, and the response of citizens has been excellent," he said.
Exactly which restrictions will be lifted will be confirmed on Thursday, but please remember that masks and entry requirements to the country are national restrictions not imposed by the Canary Islands.