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The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has just announced this morning that Germany will lift the restriction on travel to the Canary Islands starting from this Saturday, October 24.
The Robert Koch Institute has decided this Thursday to remove the Canary Islands from the list of areas considered at risk due to their rates of incidence of coronavirus.
The rest of Spain is still considered a risk area, and tourists returning from Spain must quarantine on return to Germany. The Canary Islands represent the only community in Spain which is not considered a risk area by the German authorities.
The news about the lift of the restrictions has been shared by both the President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, and the Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla.
The winter season is the most important season for tourism in the archipelago, and with Germany lifting their restrictions on travel to the Canary Islands, the entire hospitality sector hopes to see an increase in tourist numbers. The number of tourists has been very low during these past months since both the UK and Germany, the top markets for the Canary Islands, have imposed restrictions on their citizens traveling to the archipelago.
Germany is the second most important market for the Canary Islands after the UK, bringing in almost 20% of the total number of tourists in the archipelago.