The regional government of the Canary Islands pays the costs for every tourist who comes across Corona during a visit. This affects, for example, hospital costs, but also the cost of a longer stay in the event of an outbreak, was announced on Wednesday.
The regional government is also responsible for the repatriation of tourists for health reasons. The program starts this week and lasts one year.
Tourists from Spain and other countries are affected by the regulation. They only fall outside if they have health problems before the holidays.
It is not clear what the measure will cost the regional government. Agreements on the system were made with the insurer AXA.
With this move, the government hopes to save tourism, which is vital to the island’s economy. The Canary Islands have relatively few corona cases, especially when compared to mainland Spain.