SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Dec. 7 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, has admitted this Tuesday that the decision of the United Kingdom to ask all travelers who arrive in England from this Tuesday a negative test for Covid-19 will mean a “notable drop” of tourist reserves although he believes that the winter campaign will not be “ruined”.
In statements to ‘Cope Canarias’ collected by Europa Press he pointed out that this measure “is going to complicate a lot” because it generates “discomfort” for travelers and “greatly limits mobility” to the point that many tourists “consider not coming” .
Martín has commented that “it is not being easy” to restart the tourist activity but he understands that the situation in the United Kingdom “is not the best” which forces us to “take more restrictive measures”.
The Tenerife president has indicated that before December 15 they will do a “reserve check” to quantify the losses and has advanced that next Thursday he will meet with the mayors of the island to evaluate the health situation in light of the rise in infections due to coronavirus.
Along these lines, he has warned that the ‘Covid certificate’ “is a step forward” and now it is time to wait for the collaboration of the business sector so that “everyone” is safer, underlining that it gives “peace of mind” to customers to know that the the rest are vaccinated or have passed the disease.
Martín has indicated that a “feeling of trust and security” is generated and maintains that with 102 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on the island and 147 people hospitalized, “this matter must be taken very seriously.”
“Any control measure seems good to me and if it makes people get vaccinated it will be the best news,” he stressed.
PEOPLE ARE “HARTA” OF THE JAMS ON THE TF-5
On the traffic jams on the TF-5, he pointed out that “the discomfort” of the drivers is logical because people “have not been waiting two years but decades” and therefore, he has said that they are working “to the limit” in this mandate to ” approve projects that were “absent and that” need a lot of paperwork.
He has indicated that the Government of the Canary Islands “works intensely” and together with the Cabildo de Tenerife is “very involved” in starting new works in this term and seeing “the shovels at work”.
Martín has acknowledged that “people are fed up, without a doubt” but has remarked that this month work will begin on the Padre Anchieta roundabout, they are already underway on the TF-24 and there is a 25 million game for resurfacing.
Likewise, it has hoped that the project for the TF-5 bypass behind the Los Rodeos airport will go ahead because “it will help a lot”.
“I understand that people are fed up but you cannot start a road if there is no project, I trust that in this mandate there will be results,” he added.