British-German travel giant TUI will resume flights from Germany to the Canary Islands this Saturday.
The company will offer trips to the islands, with additional guarantees chalked up in the event that a client contracts COVID-19.
Both TUI and airline group Lufthansa want to see widespread use of fast COVID-19 tests as a way to ensure the safety of air links.
It comes despite a recommendation from Berlin authorities not to travel to Spain.
“Towards the end of the year, there is no other sun and sand destination in Europe. That is why TUI has pushed its decision forward, since it is expected that Germany will soon lift its warning about travel to the Canaries,” a source from the Canary Islands government told El Pais.
“They are starting to program their vacation packages early because they need a few weeks to be fully operational.”
Authorities in the Canary Islands want visitors to get tested for the virus before and after flying to their destination in future.
This would bypass the need for tourists to self-isolate on their return from the islands.
The UK government is currently in talks with the Canary Islands to secure a similar travel corridor.