According to the Supreme Court of Canary Islands, neither tourists nor locals will require Covid passports in order to enter indoor areas on the island. This is in spite of rising incidences on Tenerife, and other islands.
Due to rising coronavirus cases on islands, the regional government instituted the Covid passport rule.
Tenerife tightened its restrictions, and raised its alert level to four.
Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura have been elevated to the level 3 from their level 2.
Island leaders required that all visitors to the island have a Covid passport in order to enter indoor spaces such as bars, restaurants, clubs, cinemas and cultural centres.
Leaders from the island wanted to establish a curfew between midnight and 6am, but it was rejected by the Supreme Court.
For wanting to implement safety measures for its citizens, the government was rejected once again.
It stated that it would challenge the Court’s decision to issue a “no Covid Passport” after thorough consideration.
Julio Perez spokesperson said that the government decided to apply the passport rule after consulting with island business owners.
According to Mr Perez, “For one year, you will need a negative or certificate in order to be allowed into the accommodation on the island. There are also controls at ports and airports. In many centres, data can be requested and temperature measurements made.
We will raise these allegations in order to determine the Court’s jurisdiction, but I insist all measures are determined based upon the proposals and recommendations of technical, sanitary, and legal services which include a 25-strong team.
“The government tried to balance the defense of health in order that the effects of the pandemic are as minimal as possible.
This is done in harmony with the development of the highest economic activity, and the respect for laws and fundamental rights.
A spokesperson said that they understood that the law is what governed their decisions regarding the certificate.
We believe that privacy is not at risk in such cases, as going to bars, restaurants or gyms are voluntary activities.
This certificate does not allow you to enter or use a gym. It is only required in Canary Islands.
It is spreading around the globe and Joe Biden, the President of the United States will today announce that all public officials in the United States must have a Covid Certificate.
Tenerife is home to the most coronavirus-infected island.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands confirmed 972 additional cases of the virus.
There are 12,890 cases currently active in the Canary Islands.
Ria Sobot also contributed reporting. __S.24__
Publited Fri, 30 July 2021 at 10:47:22 (+0000).