Tenerife is on the verge of being placed on the ‘highest Covid alert,’ with stricter restrictions looming.
Tenerife, a CANARY ISLANDS hotspot, may be placed on “highest alert” for COVID-19 after the regional government refused to implement new restrictions. What does this imply for visitors?
Tenerife has been denied permission to reintroduce a nighttime curfew in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The Supreme Court of the Canary Islands has ruled that a restriction on mobility between the hours of 12.30 a.m. and 6 a.m., imposed to prevent unlawful parties and fiestas, is unconstitutional.
A judge ruled that the measure was “insufficiently warranted” and that there was no evidence that “risky behavior” was more dangerous at night than during the day.
The court held that the government of the Canary Islands had other options for dealing with parties or other situations that posed a threat to public health.
Officials are concerned about an increase in coronavirus infections, particularly in Tenerife, which has been placed on level three alert and has implemented a number of restrictions, including time and capacity restrictions in pubs, restaurants, stores, and other public locations.
Alcoholic beverage sales are prohibited after 10 p.m., and beaches, parks, and squares must close between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The Canary Islands government, on the other hand, intended to go a step further and reinstate a curfew that had been removed by Spanish courts last month.
The largest source of concern, according to leaders, is young people who continue to attend beach fiestas and illegal bottle parties in parking lots and on the streets.
The administration of the islands plans to meet on Thursday to consider the next actions, and Tenerife’s alert level could be raised to level four, the highest.
This implies that visitors to the country would be expected to observe the restrictions, which might include cutting nights out short and restricting when and where they can buy alcohol.
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Individuals must take responsibility and exercise self-control, according to the court, in order to protect their communities.
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