The government of the Canary Islands has created a new "travel assistance" policy to safeguard tourists who contract coronavirus during their stay.
The agreement with AXA Spain will cover medical expenses, and costs arising from extended stays and/or repatriation if a traveller falls ill with Covid-19.
Help will be available both to domestic and overseas tourists, the islands’ ministry of tourism and government confirmed on Thursday (6 August).
It sees the Canaries become the first region of Spain to offer dedicated travel assistance coverage, similar to that outlined this week by Portugal.
"In the unfortunate case of a positive test for Covid-19, this agreement guarantees cover for all related medical expenses, health repatriation, and extension of stays due to quarantine regulations," said the Canaries ministry of tourism.