Canary Government intensifies its “return home” message
The Canary Government has intensified its message to tourists in the archipelago: “If you are still here, go home!”
The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands is using the social networks to keep people informed about the Declaration of Emergency.
Last guests should leave their short-term holiday accommodation, in hotels or hotel apartments, by Thursday, March 26th. It is recommended that people who must return home contact their embassies or consulates to help them resolve their personal situation.
This message is being spread on Facebook and Instagram in eight languages ??(English, German, Italian, French, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish and Polish) and thanks to the segmentation technology offered by online platforms, the action will impact those tourists that are currently in the Canary Islands and that come from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Poland. Additionally, posters have been prepared to be installed in all tourist establishments warning of the imminent closure of the accommodation.
The order of the Ministry of Health specifies that as of Thursday, March 26, all hotels and similar accommodation, tourist accommodation and other short-stay accommodation, campsites, caravan parks and other similar establishments located anywhere in the national territory, must suspend opening to the public as one more measure to protect the health and safety of citizens, contain the progression of the coronavirus and strengthen the public health system. As stated in the published order, the concentration of people in tourist accommodation that must share certain common spaces implies an increased risk of contagion, so it is necessary to suspend their activity to guarantee the containment of the pandemic.