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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Tenerife will close for 15 days on Saturday

Tenerife is closed for the next 15 days

The measures are to be hardened in Tenerife from this weekend, to stop the spread of COVID-19. From Saturday you won't be able to go out for coffee with a friend; only people you already live with. Christmas lunches and dinners are reduced to 6 people and the curfew is brought forward to 10:00 p.m.

The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, in a press conference yesterday afternoon, says Tenerife will be closed for the next 15 days, both for entry and exit. President of the Tenerife Island Council, Pedro Martín, expressed through social networks that "the new measures taken today are tough, but very necessary to tackle the virus."

These measures come into effect from Friday night (Saturday 19 December at 00:00). We calculate they will therefore remain in force until Saturday 1 January 2021, inclusive.

Here is a summary:
  • The start of curfew is brought forward to 10pm.
  • The activity of restaurants, cafes and bars inside the premises is suspended. Terraces can open, but only with 50% of their capacity. Only people who already live together can share a table. Food delivery service is maintained.
  • The capacity of shopping centers is reduced by 33% per floor and parking spaces in shopping centers are reduced by 50%.
  • The perimeter of Tenerife is closed, both incoming and outgoing, except for essential trips detailed in the declaration of the state of alarm. (The tourist board later confirmed that the decree by the Canary Islands Government didn’t apply to holidaymakers because of existing regulations approved in October)
  • All indoor and outdoor sports are suspended. Only individual sports can be carried out. (There will be more detailed info after the publication of the BOC).
  • All mass events are suspended (including fairs, markets, etc ...)
  • Recommendation not to travel between municipalities.
  • The elderly will not be permitted to leave residences for Christmas.
  • 50% reduction in urban and metropolitan public transport.
  • In Tenerife, the number of guests at lunches and dinners at home during the next 15 days that these measures will be in force remains at 4, except on December 24, 25 and 31, and January 1, which will rise to 6 people (instead of 10 for the rest of islands) and a maximum of 2 separate family units.

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