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Tenerife to close border as coronavirus cases rise

Written by on December 16, 2020

The Canarian Government has announced that the internal and international border in Tenerife is to close from midnight on Friday following an increase in the number of coronavirus cases on the island.

In an extraordinary meeting of the regions cabinet last night, Canarian President Angel Victor Torres announced that entry or exit to the island will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances.

The curfew on the island will also be brought forward an hour, with hospitality closing no later than 10pm except for Christmas eve and New Years eve where establishments can open until half past twelve in the morning.

New restrictions on the number of people who can meet on Christmas eve, Christmas day, New Years eve and New Years day have also been confirmed – six people from no more than two homes can meet during the festive period, at other times only people in their own households can meet.

The new restrictions are only in effect in Tenerife – none of the other islands are under restriction.