The Canary Islands Tourism Minister, Yaiza Castilla, has thrown travel to and from the region into chaos tonight with a shock announcement.
Castilla announced that it will be now law to present a negative Covid-19 test for anyone who goes on vacation to the area.
“What we wanted to do is force tourists who come to the Canary Islands to be tested, both international tourists and national tourists,” he said at a press conference this evening.
“The Canary Islands will require a negative covid-19 test from foreign and national tourists.”
It is now feared the islands – which has some of the lowest Covid-19 cases in Europe – will be brought into the mainland’s state of alarm which was brought in once again by Spain PM Pedro Sanchez.
Castilla said that tourists should only get on that plane “with that test done.”
Anyone who wants to visit the islands will also have to present a negative test certificate upto 72 hours before trying to enter, the Spanish government said.
They also urge any travellers to visit their official government website for more information.
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