Tenerife drops to Level 3 and Lanzarote and La Palma move to Level 1

Published on September 02, 2021
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The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, September 2nd, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Tenerife from level 4 to level 3 and in the case of Lanzarote and La Palma from level 2 to level 1. 

Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria will continue at level 3; El Hierro and La Gomera also remain at their current level which is level 1 and Tenerife passes to level 3 from level 4, while Lanzarote and La Palma also drop one level, so they move from level 2 to level 1, due to the improvement of their epidemiological data.


These alert levels and the local traffic lights system in the Canary Islands have nothing to do with UK's own traffic light system.  

The Canary Islands also use the traffic lights system to announce the level of local restrictions on each island in the archipelago, based on the rate of new cases registered. This article refers to the local alert level on each island, which is assessed weekly by the Government of the Canary Islands.

Current Alert Levels in the Canary Islands:

  • Alert Level 1: El Hierro, La Gomera, Lanzarote, La Palma
  • Alert Level 2: -
  • Alert Level 3: Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura
  • Alert Level 4: -

So currently in the Canary Islands archipelago, there are 4 islands placed at Alert Level 1: El Hierro, La Gomera, Lanzarote, La Palma and 3 islands placed at level 3: Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura.

The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, announced that the new alert levels will come into effect from midnight tonight, due to the downward trend of new infections in the archipelago.


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