Some 68,000 potential guinea pigs have registered with tour operators TUI and Corendon for a trial holiday to the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

TUI will inform NU.nl about this on Wednesday.

Ultimately, 180 holidaymakers will take a plane to the Canary Island.

"It is an enormous number, which makes it clear that there is a very great need to go on a holiday in the sun again," said a TUI spokesperson.

"That gives us some hope and we hope that the next press conference will also provide travelers with more insight into a date when they can travel again."

The trip to Gran Canaria is the second trial holiday organized from the Netherlands.

Earlier, 188 Dutch people left for the Greek island of Rhodes.

Those holidaymakers returned completely healthy on Monday.

This group had to adhere to all applicable corona rules and was not allowed to leave the Greek resort.

That is different with the trial trip to the Canary Island.

The 180 people who fly to Gran Canaria are given a little more freedom and are allowed to leave the hotel.

They must also adhere to all corona rules on the island.

The holidaymakers receive an extensive briefing before the trip.

Incidentally, it is not yet known who can go to the tropical island;

It will not be announced until Friday afternoon who will be allowed to board the plane soon.

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