The Canary Islands have agreed to accept antigen tests for tourists after receiving “conclusive scientific proof that the antigen tests… measure up to health security required”.
President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has confirmed that the Ministry of Health and the Council is finalising the agreement.
This will mean that antigen tests for tourists from high risk countries will be accepted across the board for holidaymakers entering the Canary Islands.
Mr Torres said that a report by Hospital de La Candelaria in Tenerife “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 the government aims to have a decree by Tuesday, December 1.
Mr Torres also said that since the Canary Islands regulations started on November 14, requiring PCR or antigen testing for tourists travelling to the islands, only one positive has been detected in almost three weeks.