Eurowings is offering a special ‘welcome back’ flight from Düsseldorf to Tenerife on November 1. All regular flight operations will resume on 7 November. From then on, the low-cost carrier will fly non-stop to the Canary Islands from five German airports. CEO Jens Bischof calls it a “ray of hope for tourism in these difficult times”.
Growing discontent in the Netherlands
At the same time as the German (and now also British) decision to lift the negative travel advice for the Canary Islands, the Dutch travel industry is growing dissatisfaction with Dutch policy. Although the contamination level has been a fraction of that in the Netherlands for weeks, the Spanish archipelago remains on ‘orange’.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also still not adjusted the travel advice for Crete, despite the fact that the Netherlands agreed almost two weeks ago in a European context to no longer apply a quarantine obligation for travelers from areas with less than 25 infections per 100,000 inhabitants (such as Crete). .
The European agreements are not binding, but it is remarkable that the Netherlands makes an agreement and then immediately ignores it.