Tenerife raises Covid alert level with Brit tourists forced to endure more restrictions

With the introduction of stricter regulations in pubs, hotels, restaurants and on public transport, the new warning level 4 came into force at midnight on Tenerife

The new alert level 4 went into effect at midnight, with the introduction of stricter regulations in pubs, hotels, restaurants and public transport (

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British tourists vacationing in Tenerife are facing a number of new restrictions after rising cases prompted authorities to raise the coronavirus warning level to “very high risk”.

With the introduction of stricter regulations in pubs, hotels, restaurants and public transport, a new alert level 4 came into effect at midnight.

The maximum number of people allowed to meet indoors or outdoors is now set at six and Covid passports must be presented as a mandatory measure in all facilities.

And the responsibility for checking them, whether on paper or digitally, rests with the owners.

The Canarian government has sounded the alarm after reviewing all health data and the increasing pressure on hospital beds.

The new measures apply until at least January 24th
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The tightened measures will remain in effect until at least January 24th and will then be reviewed again.

In most locations, capacity is reduced to 75 percent outdoors and 33 percent indoors to avoid crowds.

Only six people can sit in groups unless they live in the same households.

Pubs and restaurants now have to close at midnight and public transport capacity is 75 percent.

2,891 new coronavirus cases and nine more deaths were reported in the Canary Islands on Sunday, six of them in Tenerife.

The cumulative incidence after seven days in the Canary Islands is 1,229.21 cases per 100,000 people and after 14 days 1,800.64 cases per 100,000 people.

Also on La Palma and Lanzarote the alert level was raised to level 3, while the rest of the islands with Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura on level 3 and La Gomera and El Hierro on level 2 will continue for a week.

Across the archipelago, 24,896 new cases of Covid-19 were detected in the last week, representing a 46.5% increase in the daily average of new cases.

The new measures were introduced due to the skyrocketing number of cases
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The increasing number of cases is attributed to the same trends as throughout Europe and the dominance of the new Omicron variant.

Canary Islands governor Ángel Víctor Torres says he is very concerned about the “enormous saturation” that is taking place across all islands in the health sector due to the six waves of coronavirus.

“There is hardly a family that does not have a member who has tested positive,” he said.

“It’s not an exceptional problem in the Canary Islands, it happens all over the world.”

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