Coronavirus in the Canary Islands - Daily report - 26 September 2021
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Coronavirus in the Canary Islands - Daily report - 26 September 2021

Published on September 26, 2021

Wondering what is the situation in the Canary Island in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic? Did you have a holiday planned in the Canary Islands which is now affected by the current situation with the Coronavirus spread? We will try to update this page with info about all the islands, as soon as there's something to report.

INVOLCAN announces a drop in pressure in the magmatic system of Cumbre Vieja
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INVOLCAN announces a drop in pressure in the magmatic system of Cumbre Vieja

Published on September 26, 2021

INVOLCAN, The Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands, has just announced that a process of deflation has been registered, which could indicate a decrease in pressure in the Cumbre Vieja magmatic system.

The lava emitted by the volcano in La Palma has slowed down again
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The lava emitted by the volcano in La Palma has slowed down again

Published on September 26, 2021

Currently, there are at least three simultaneous lava emission points in the crater of the volcano on La Palma, while the two emission points that appeared on Friday have merged into a single point.

La Palma update: The volcano cone broke on the southwest side
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La Palma update: The volcano cone broke on the southwest side

Published on September 25, 2021

It was just announced that the volcano cone currently erupting on the island of La Palma has broken on the southwest part and there is now a larger quantity of lava flowing towards the sea.

New eruptive mouth appeared on the volcano on La Palma
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New eruptive mouth appeared on the volcano on La Palma

Published on September 24, 2021

INVOLCAN has just announced that a new eruptive mouth has opened up on the flank of the active cone of the volcano on La Palma.

Visit Mirador del Faro de la Sardina, a newly renovated viewpoint on Gran Canaria's northwest coast
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Visit Mirador del Faro de la Sardina, a newly renovated viewpoint on Gran Canaria's northwest coast

Published on September 24, 2021

Mirador del Faro de la Sardina has been renovated with an investment of 82,962.44 euros, and will now be an added feature on the route of tourist attractions in Gran Canaria.

Gases from the volcanic eruption will get this Friday to Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro
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Gases from the volcanic eruption will get this Friday to Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro

Published on September 24, 2021

AEMET, Spain's State Meteorological Agency, has announced that the gases from the volcanic eruption on La Palma will be directed today, September 24th, towards the islands of El Hierro and de La Gomera and parts of Tenerife.

La Palma update: acid rain is ruled out given the current meteorological conditions
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La Palma update: acid rain is ruled out given the current meteorological conditions

Published on September 24, 2021

During yesterday's meeting, the Technical Director of PEVOLCA, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, presented the current situation and the immediate prospects, and the spokesperson for the scientific committee, María José Blanco, conveyed the committee's latest conclusions to the attendees.

All the Canary Islands remain at their current alert levels
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All the Canary Islands remain at their current alert levels

Published on September 23, 2021

The Ministry of Health has announced today Thursday, September 23rd, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, that all the Canary Islands will remain at their current alert level for another week.

Canary Islands Government is managing the purchase of 280 homes for the people in La Palma affected by the eruption
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Canary Islands Government is managing the purchase of 280 homes for the people in La Palma affected by the eruption

Published on September 23, 2021

The counselor Sebastián Franquis informs that the Housing department staff is now trying to locate owners of empty houses that are already finished or about to be finished, for their immediate acquisition, so they can be made available for the people who were affected by the volcanic eruption.

La Palma update: lava advances very slowly, so it's not certain anymore that it will reach the sea
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La Palma update: lava advances very slowly, so it's not certain anymore that it will reach the sea

Published on September 23, 2021

According to the authorities, the lava flows in La Palma are now advancing really slowly, at a pace of about 12 meters per hour, continuing on its way to the sea, although some experts now doubt that it will ever reach it.

Could the volcanic eruption in La Palma affect flights to the other Canary Islands?
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Could the volcanic eruption in La Palma affect flights to the other Canary Islands?

Published on September 22, 2021

After the volcanic eruption started on La Palma on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, many people have been wondering if this event could impact flights coming or going from the other Canary Islands.

La Palma update: the wall of lava is now 12 m high and has destroyed around 200 homes
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La Palma update: the wall of lava is now 12 m high and has destroyed around 200 homes

Published on September 22, 2021

Involcan, the Canary Islands Institute for Volcanology, has confirmed yesterday afternoon on Twitter that the "Canary Islands Seismic Network has been registering a strong increase in the amplitude of the volcanic tremor in the last four hours, which is an indicator of the intensity of strombolian explosive activity in the active mouths at this time ”.

The markets in Playa de Mogán and Arguineguin are restarting in October
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The markets in Playa de Mogán and Arguineguin are restarting in October

Published on September 21, 2021

The municipal markets in Playa de Mogán and Arguineguín will be organized again from October 1, after more than a year and a half of being suspended as a result of the pandemic.

A new eruptive mouth has opened up in La Palma
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A new eruptive mouth has opened up in La Palma

Published on September 21, 2021

The Canary Islands emergency coordinating center, reported last night at 9:15 p.m. (local time) that a new eruptive mouth has appeared in Tacande, in the municipality of El Paso.

The lava will likely reach the coastal area of La Palma this evening
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The lava will likely reach the coastal area of La Palma this evening

Published on September 20, 2021

The president of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has announced that based on expert's estimates, the lava flow will reach the coastal area at around 8:00 p.m today.

La Palma eruption: the lava flows advance with 700 m per hour
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La Palma eruption: the lava flows advance with 700 m per hour

Published on September 20, 2021

According to the data provided by the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan), the lava flows from this Sunday's eruption in La Palma advance with a speed of about 700 meters/hour and have a temperature of 1,075 ºC.

The volcano in La Palma has started erupting
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The volcano in La Palma has started erupting

Published on September 19, 2021

The volcano in La Palma has just started erupting.

Fewer earthquakes in La Palma, but the land has risen 10 cm
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Fewer earthquakes in La Palma, but the land has risen 10 cm

Published on September 17, 2021

The Scientific Committee reports that there is a decrease in the number of earthquakes and in their magnitude as well, but that the land deformation has increased to 10 cm.

Opening hours extended for nightlife, if venues request Covid certificates
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Opening hours extended for nightlife, if venues request Covid certificates

Published on September 16, 2021

The Government of the Canary Islands has announced today changes in the opening hours of nightlife venues, for those places that decide to request and check Covid certificates from clients.

Tenerife drops to Level 2, the rest of the levels remain unchanged
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Tenerife drops to Level 2, the rest of the levels remain unchanged

Published on September 16, 2021

The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, September 16th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Tenerife from level 3 to level 2. This is the only change in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.

The yellow traffic light and the volcanic risk alert are maintained in La Palma
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The yellow traffic light and the volcanic risk alert are maintained in La Palma

Published on September 15, 2021

The Scientific Committee reports that the seismic activity has intensified in the last day, but they insist there is still no clear evidence of an imminent eruption in La Palma.

Alert Situation declared in La Palma due to increased seismic activity
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Alert Situation declared in La Palma due to increased seismic activity

Published on September 13, 2021

Due to the increased seismic activity in the area of Cumbre Vieja, the island of La Palma is placed under alert level with the activation of the yellow warning code due to volcanic risk.

Guguy could become the first National Park in Gran Canaria
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Guguy could become the first National Park in Gran Canaria

Published on September 13, 2021

The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, has announced that the island's government is committed to achieving the declaration as National Park for Guguy in the shortest time possible.

Cabildo de Fuerteventura considers unjust the measure to maintain the island on Level 3
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Cabildo de Fuerteventura considers unjust the measure to maintain the island on Level 3

Published on September 13, 2021

The government team from Cabildo de Fuerteventura sees the measure of maintaining Fuerteventura at Alert Level as completely unjustified.

Lanzarote Handicraft Fair 2021 | 32nd Edition | 10 - 15 September 2021
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Lanzarote Handicraft Fair 2021 | 32nd Edition | 10 - 15 September 2021

Published on September 10, 2021

More than 80 master craftsmen will be present at the opening of the 32nd edition of the Insular Handicraft Fair in Lanzarote (Feria de Artesania Lanzarote).

Gran Canaria drops to Level 2 and the rest of the islands remain at the current levels
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Gran Canaria drops to Level 2 and the rest of the islands remain at the current levels

Published on September 09, 2021

The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, September 9th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Gran Canaria from level 3 to level 2. This is the only change in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.

Visit Mirador de Haria, the newly renovated viewpoint in Lanzarote
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Visit Mirador de Haria, the newly renovated viewpoint in Lanzarote

Published on September 09, 2021

Mirador de Haria is a newly renovated tourist and environmental space in Lanzarote, in the municipality of Haria, in the north of the island.

Canary Islands Government approves a decree with measures against Covid-19
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Canary Islands Government approves a decree with measures against Covid-19

Published on September 03, 2021

The Government of the Canary Islands has approved the Health Alert Decree-Law that reinforces legal measures against COVID-19, a document that consolidates in a single legal text the more than 20 health measures approved by the Executive in the last 18 months.

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

Published on September 02, 2021

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.

78.64% of the eligible population in the Canary Islands is now fully vaccinated
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78.64% of the eligible population in the Canary Islands is now fully vaccinated

Published on September 02, 2021

Until yesterday, 1,542,047 people who have already received the complete vaccination schedule, that is, 78.64% of the target population over 12 years old, had been immunized.

The Vaccination Bus ‘Vacuguagua’ will be in Adeje this Friday
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The Vaccination Bus ‘Vacuguagua’ will be in Adeje this Friday

Published on August 30, 2021

Adeje City Council has announced that the mobile vaccination unit will be in Adeje this Friday. The bus will be in the public parking area in front of the Armeñime primary school.

Cofete beach in Fuerteventura among Top 25 Beaches in the World in 2021 according to Tripadvisor users
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Cofete beach in Fuerteventura among Top 25 Beaches in the World in 2021 according to Tripadvisor users

Published on August 30, 2021

Tripadvisor has published its Travelers' Choice awards for 2021 and when it comes to the best beaches in the world, Fuerteventura is present among the best 25 with the stunning Cofete beach, the most ...

Gran Canaria drops to Level 3, Tenerife stays at Level 4
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Gran Canaria drops to Level 3, Tenerife stays at Level 4

Published on August 26, 2021

The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, August 26, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Gran Canaria from level 4 to level 3.

All the Canary Islands maintain their current levels for another week
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All the Canary Islands maintain their current levels for another week

Published on August 19, 2021

The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, August 19, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, that all the islands continue at the same alert level as the previous week.

High temperatures alert in the Canary Islands this weekend
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High temperatures alert in the Canary Islands this weekend

Published on August 13, 2021

The Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies, has declared an Alert situation for Maximum Temperatures in the Canary Islands, starting at 10:00 am on August 13th.

Gran Canaria and Tenerife stay on Level 4, La Gomera and La Palma drop one level each
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Gran Canaria and Tenerife stay on Level 4, La Gomera and La Palma drop one level each

Published on August 12, 2021

The new changes in alert levels in the Canary Islands have just been announced: La Gomera moves down to alert level 1 and La Palma also moves down to alert level 2.

65% of the Canary Islands target population fully immunized against Covid-19
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65% of the Canary Islands target population fully immunized against Covid-19

Published on August 11, 2021

The Government of the Canary Islands has announced that nearly 2.7 million doses have been administered in this vaccination campaign against Covid-19.

The Canary Islands have extended the Covid-19 insurance policy for tourists
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The Canary Islands have extended the Covid-19 insurance policy for tourists

Published on August 11, 2021

The Ministry for Tourism in the Canary Islands has announced recently that it has extended the Covid-19 insurance with AXA for tourists.

Gran Canaria also moves up to Alert Level 4
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Gran Canaria also moves up to Alert Level 4

Published on August 05, 2021

It has just been announced by the Government of the Canary Islands that Gran Canaria has also been moved up to Alert Level 4 (maximum alert level).

High Court of Justice suspends the obligation to show a COVID certificate in hospitality on islands at level 4
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High Court of Justice suspends the obligation to show a COVID certificate in hospitality on islands at level 4

Published on July 29, 2021

The Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands has agreed to suspend several of the measures adopted by the Government of the Canary Islands against the pandemic on July 26, including the total closure of commercial activity between midnight and 6 am on islands placed at level 4 and the requirement to show a Covid certificate in order to have access to the interior of hotels, hotels and other establishments such as gyms, cinemas, theaters, auditoriums and cultural spaces.

All the Canary Islands maintain the same alert levels this week
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All the Canary Islands maintain the same alert levels this week

Published on July 29, 2021

This week's update has brought no changes in the alert levels in the Canary Islands: this means that all the islands stay at the same level where they were placed the week before.

Supreme Court ruled against the curfew asked by the Canary Islands Government
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Supreme Court ruled against the curfew asked by the Canary Islands Government

Published on July 27, 2021

The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court has rejected the appeal filed by the Government of the Canary Islands against the decision of the Canary Islands High Court of Justice that did not authorize the 'curfew' asked by the Government.

The current measures in place in the Canary Islands (from Level 1 to Level 4)
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The current measures in place in the Canary Islands (from Level 1 to Level 4)

Published on July 26, 2021

Today, July 26, is the first day since the start of the new measures imposed by the new levels in the Canary Islands, which were announced last week, so we will try to pinpoint the most important restrictions which could affect your holiday in the archipelago.

Spain, including the Canary Islands, classed as high-risk area for Covid-19 by Germany
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Spain, including the Canary Islands, classed as high-risk area for Covid-19 by Germany

Published on July 24, 2021

The German Robert Koch Institute (KRI) reclassified this Friday Spain, including the Canary Islands, as an area of ​​high risk for Covid-19 infections and the change in travel recommendations for Spain will take effect from Tuesday, July 27, at 00:00.

The new rules for Tenerife - Level 4 restrictions in the Canary Islands
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The new rules for Tenerife - Level 4 restrictions in the Canary Islands

Published on July 24, 2021

The Governing Council held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife has agreed, for the islands that pass to level 4 (as an additional and reinforcing measure to stop the upward and worrying evolution of the SARS-CoV pandemic- 2 among the Canarian population) establish access control by means of a health certificate to interior areas of the hotel and restaurant establishments and to other places such as sports and cultural spaces.

Gran Canaria Wine Route becomes the first certified route of its kind in the Canary Islands
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Gran Canaria Wine Route becomes the first certified route of its kind in the Canary Islands

Published on July 23, 2021

Gran Canaria Wine Route (Ruta del Vino de Gran Canaria) has become the first certified Wine Route in the Canary Islands, which means that the island of Gran Canaria Wine Route will become a favourite for wine tourism in the archipelago.

Tenerife moves up to Level 4, Gran Canaria to Level 3 & Lanzarote to Level 2
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Tenerife moves up to Level 4, Gran Canaria to Level 3 & Lanzarote to Level 2

Published on July 22, 2021

This week has brought more changes in alert levels in the Canary Islands compared to previous weeks, as several islands have been moved up on the scale of local restrictions (the local traffic light system that the archipelago uses to indicate the level of local restrictions).

Lidl opens its new store in Corralejo, Fuerteventura
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Lidl opens its new store in Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Published on July 21, 2021

On Thursday, July 22, Lidl will open its third store in Fuerteventura, located in Corralejo, municipality of La Oliva, on Calle El Guirre.

Fuerteventura moves up to Alert Level 3 and La Palma to Level 2
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Fuerteventura moves up to Alert Level 3 and La Palma to Level 2

Published on July 15, 2021

The Governing Council has decided to move the island of Fuerteventura up to Alert level 3 and La Palma up to Alert level 2, due to the rise registered in the number of new cases recorded.

Gran Canaria moves up to Alert Level 2
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Gran Canaria moves up to Alert Level 2

Published on July 09, 2021

The Governing Council has decided to move the island of Gran Canaria up to level 2 starting this Saturday, July 10th, due to an increase in the number of new cases recorded in the last few days.

Adeje awarded 4 Blue Flags for its beaches in 2021
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Adeje awarded 4 Blue Flags for its beaches in 2021

Published on July 05, 2021

The municipality of Adeje, located in the south of Tenerife, prides itself in 2021 with four top-class beaches, awaiting tourists with top facilities.

Rule change for British visitors: Spain will require either a negative test result or proof of vaccination
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Rule change for British visitors: Spain will require either a negative test result or proof of vaccination

Published on June 29, 2021

President Sánchez, the Prime Minister of Spain, has announced that visitors coming to Spain from the UK will either need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or a negative test result. This means that the UK will be removed from the list of countries that are currently exempt from needing to meet any type of requirements in order to enter Spain.

Tenerife goes back to Alert Level 3
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Tenerife goes back to Alert Level 3

Published on June 24, 2021

The Governing Council, held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Wednesday, June 23, has agreed to move the island of Tenerife up to level 3 starting at 00.00 this Saturday, June 26, due to an increase in the number of new cases recorded in the last six days.

Vaccine certificates or proof of recovery from Covid-19 will also be accepted for check-in at hotels in the Canary Islands
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Vaccine certificates or proof of recovery from Covid-19 will also be accepted for check-in at hotels in the Canary Islands

Published on June 24, 2021

According to BOC No. 112, published on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, it is no longer mandatory to have an antigen test in order to check in to a hotel or any other touristic accommodation in the Canary Islands, if you can prove that you've recovered from the disease or you've had your vaccination.

Over a million residents in the Canary Islands have received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19
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Over a million residents in the Canary Islands have received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19

Published on June 22, 2021

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has administered 1,552,046 doses of the vaccine against COVID-19, out of the 1,599,810 received, which represents 97.01% of those received in the archipelago.

Masks will no longer be mandatory outdoors in Spain from June 26
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Masks will no longer be mandatory outdoors in Spain from June 26

Published on June 18, 2021

The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, has just announced today that masks will no longer be mandatory in outdoor spaces as of Saturday, June 26.

Gran Canaria goes down to Alert Level 1, while the rest of the islands remain at their previous levels
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Gran Canaria goes down to Alert Level 1, while the rest of the islands remain at their previous levels

Published on May 28, 2021

The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has agreed on Thursday, May 27th, to place the island of Gran Canaria at alert level 1 after the improvement of its epidemiological indicators. The rest of the islands remain at the level they were: Tenerife and Lanzarote (where La Graciosa is epidemiologically included) at level 2, and La Gomera, El Hierro, La Palma, Fuerteventura at level 1.

The Canary Islands administered over 1,000,000 doses of vaccine against Covid-19
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The Canary Islands administered over 1,000,000 doses of vaccine against Covid-19

Published on May 27, 2021

The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has announced that 316,361 people had already received the complete vaccination, which represents 16.91% of the target population.

British tourists will be able to enter Spain again, without PCR tests, from Monday, May 24th
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British tourists will be able to enter Spain again, without PCR tests, from Monday, May 24th

Published on May 21, 2021

The Spanish government has added the United Kingdom, along with Japan to the list of countries whose residents will not be subject to coronavirus restrictions when traveling to Spain, including the requirement to present a negative PCR test when entering the country.

EU reached an agreement on Digital COVID Certificates
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EU reached an agreement on Digital COVID Certificates

Published on May 21, 2021

The EU Commission announced the provisional political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council regarding the regulation governing the EU Digital COVID Certificate. This means that the certificate (previously called the Digital Green Certificate) is well on track to be ready end of June, as planned.

Siam Park finally announced its reopening
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Siam Park finally announced its reopening

Published on May 20, 2021

After more than 14 months of closure, Siam Park, the best water park in the world, located in Adeje, Tenerife, will reopen its doors on May 29th. For now, access to the park will be limited to Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. This is a long-awaited moment and it comes at a time when the hospitality industry in the Canary Islands is finally hoping that tourism will restart soon.

EU to recommend opening the borders for vaccinated visitors
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EU to recommend opening the borders for vaccinated visitors

Published on May 20, 2021

The EU has announced on Wednesday that an agreement was reached which would allow fully vaccinated people to enter the bloc, according to reports.

WIN flights, office and 6 months accommodation in the Canary Islands #RemoteWorkerWanted
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WIN flights, office and 6 months accommodation in the Canary Islands #RemoteWorkerWanted

Published on May 18, 2021

The Canary Islands Tourism Board has just launched a contest dedicated to remote workers, where you could win 6 months of paid accommodation, office in a co-working space and a return flight to the archipelago.

30.8% of Canary Islands population has received at least one vaccine dose
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30.8% of Canary Islands population has received at least one vaccine dose

Published on May 18, 2021

30.8% of the target population in the Canary Islands has already received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19.

Vote online to help choose the theme for the 2022 Carnival in Tenerife
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Vote online to help choose the theme for the 2022 Carnival in Tenerife

Published on May 17, 2021

If you want to get involved with choosing the theme for the 2022 edition of Tenerife Carnival 2022 you can vote for one of the proposed themes: New York, Science Fiction, or Television.

Gáldar in Bloom - Visit this town in Gran Canaria to see a lovely display of flowers in the old town
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Gáldar in Bloom - Visit this town in Gran Canaria to see a lovely display of flowers in the old town

Published on May 17, 2021

Wondering what to do in Gran Canaria in May? If you're looking for a new and interesting place to visit in Gran Canaria, why not plan a day trip to Gáldar, a town located in the north of the island, which organizes an exhibition called "Gáldar in Bloom" ("Gáldar en Flor") from May 13 until June 2?

Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark removed the Canary Islands from their quarantine list
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Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark removed the Canary Islands from their quarantine list

Published on May 15, 2021

Good news for the tourism sector in the Canary Islands, after it was announced that Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark will no longer require their citizens and residents to quarantine upon return home from holiday from the Canaries. The islands also hope that maybe from next week the archipelago will also be included on UK's green list as well.

13.78% of the population in the Canary Islands is fully vaccinated
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13.78% of the population in the Canary Islands is fully vaccinated

Published on May 14, 2021

In the Canary Islands, the immunization of 257,792 people has been achieved, who have already received the complete vaccination scheme, representing 13.78% of the target population.

Canary Islands Government invests 2.3 million euros in Timanfaya National Park (Lanzarote)
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Canary Islands Government invests 2.3 million euros in Timanfaya National Park (Lanzarote)

Published on May 03, 2021

The Minister of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Government of the Canary Islands, José Antonio Valbuena, has visited the facilities of the Timanfaya National Park together with its director, Pascual Gil, and the president of the Cabildo of Lanzarote, María Dolores Corujo, with the aim of seeing its current status and reviewing the main actions planned for this year, which will amount to 2,253,919.41 euros.

Gran Canaria goes down to Alert Level 2 and Fuerteventura to Level 1
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Gran Canaria goes down to Alert Level 2 and Fuerteventura to Level 1

Published on April 29, 2021

The Governing Council has decided that both Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria will go down one level, while Tenerife will remain on Alert Level 3 at least until next Tuesday, May 4, when the Ministry of Health will review its figures again, to check if it is already possible to switch to level to 2.

Floworking - a new project to attract digital nomads to La Oliva, Fuerteventura
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Floworking - a new project to attract digital nomads to La Oliva, Fuerteventura

Published on April 29, 2021

The City Council of La Oliva has presented an ambitious project called "Floworking", through which it plans to promote the municipality as an ideal place for remote workers.

Loro Parque and Poema del Mar announced their reopening
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Loro Parque and Poema del Mar announced their reopening

Published on April 23, 2021

After a year of being closed due to the lockdown and the ongoing pandemic, both Loro Parque (Tenerife) and Poema del Mar (Gran Canaria) have announced the date of their reopening.

Almost 20% of population in the Canary Islands is vaccinated with at least one vaccine dose against COVID-19
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Almost 20% of population in the Canary Islands is vaccinated with at least one vaccine dose against COVID-19

Published on April 20, 2021

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that 19.39% of the target population has received at least one dose of one of the three vaccines against COVID-19 authorized by the European Medicines Agency.

The four wind turbines from Arrecife Wind Farm begin to produce energy in Lanzarote
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The four wind turbines from Arrecife Wind Farm begin to produce energy in Lanzarote

Published on April 15, 2021

The Cabildo de Lanzarote has launched the four wind turbines that make up the Arrecife Wind Farm, powered by the Consortium Insular de Aguas de Lanzarote. With a hub height of 85 meters and a rotor diameter of 71 meters, up to a height of 120 meters with the blades, these new mills will have the capacity to produce about 27,150-megawatt hours per year and the estimated operation will be 2,951 annual equivalent hours.

8,000 laurel trees to be planted in Gran Canaria as part of the fight against forest fires
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8,000 laurel trees to be planted in Gran Canaria as part of the fight against forest fires

Published on April 15, 2021

The Cabildo of Gran Canaria will allocate more than 400,000 euros to plant 8,000 laurel trees and thermophilic forest in the eight largest farms that it owns in the northern midlands of Gran Canaria as part of the fight against forest fires and to promote biodiversity.

Covid-19 vaccination update: 422,218 doses administered in the Canary Islands
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Covid-19 vaccination update: 422,218 doses administered in the Canary Islands

Published on April 15, 2021

The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has announced that the immunization of 118,683 people who have already received the two doses of the vaccine had been achieved, which represents 6.34% of the target population.

The Canary Islands administered 367,425 doses of COVID-19 vaccine
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The Canary Islands administered 367,425 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Published on April 09, 2021

Until yesterday, the immunization of 116,025 people who have already received both doses of the vaccine had been achieved, which represents 6.2% of the target population in the Canary Islands.

The Canary Islands will NOT enforce the use of masks on the beach
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The Canary Islands will NOT enforce the use of masks on the beach

Published on March 31, 2021

The Canary Islands, just like the Balearic Islands, will not enforce the new mask rules announced in Spain, which would require people to wear masks even when sunbathing on the beach or by the pool.

Over 100,000 people are now fully vaccinated in the Canary Islands
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Over 100,000 people are now fully vaccinated in the Canary Islands

Published on March 31, 2021

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced that 290,165 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the archipelago up to now.

New mask rules in Spain: Masks will be mandatory even on the beach at all times
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New mask rules in Spain: Masks will be mandatory even on the beach at all times

Published on March 30, 2021

A new rule that comes into force tomorrow, March 31st, in all of Spain, makes face masks compulsory for people over the age of six years old at all times, even at the beach or by the pool, no matter if there is a safe distance between people.

Canary Islands resume AstraZeneca vaccinations
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Canary Islands resume AstraZeneca vaccinations

Published on March 24, 2021

The vaccination continues in the Canary Islands, prioritizing vulnerable people and people over 80 years of age, along with the group between 60 and 65 years of age and that of the essential workers, while also guaranteeing the administration of second doses. The group of large household dependents is already vaccinated at 87.9% with one dose and 52% with two doses.

Conditions for travel between the Canary Islands during the Easter period
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Conditions for travel between the Canary Islands during the Easter period

Published on March 24, 2021

The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has announced that there will be limited inter-island mobility during the Easter period and the new rules will be in effect from 00:00 hours on March 26 until midnight on April 9.

Canary Islands managed to administer 222,235 Covid-19 vaccine doses to date
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Canary Islands managed to administer 222,235 Covid-19 vaccine doses to date

Published on March 19, 2021

The Ministry of Health in the Canary Islands has announced that 75,667 people in the archipelago have received a full two-dose vaccination, representing 5.6% of the target population.

Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canaria move to Alert Level 3
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Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canaria move to Alert Level 3

Published on March 18, 2021

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced that Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canaria will go up to Alert Level 3 (they were all at Alert Level 2).

Hike the famous Masca Canyon in Tenerife, Canary Islands
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Hike the famous Masca Canyon in Tenerife, Canary Islands

Published on March 17, 2021

After years of being closed, while works have been underway to prepare for the reopening of the trail, the Masca Canyon will reopen on March 27th, 2021.

EU unveils the proposal for the Digital Green Certificate
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EU unveils the proposal for the Digital Green Certificate

Published on March 17, 2021

Today, the European Commission has unveiled its proposal for the creation of a green electronic certificate to facilitate safe free movement within the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Canary Islands administer over 7,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine in a day for the first time
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The Canary Islands administer over 7,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine in a day for the first time

Published on March 12, 2021

Until Wednesday, March 10th, the vaccination teams in the Canary Islands had managed to immunize 59,418 people in the archipelago, which have already received both doses of the vaccine.

Ryanair launches the Covid-19 Certificate Wallet in their App
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Ryanair launches the Covid-19 Certificate Wallet in their App

Published on March 11, 2021

Ryanair has just announced the new Covid-19 Document Holder system (or “Travel Wallet”), available only on its mobile app. In this way, people who travel with Ryanair will be able to upload their negative PCR tests, their vaccination certificates and other documents related to the coronavirus that may be essential to travel through the EU countries this summer.

Jet2 plans to carry 1.6 million British tourists to the Canary Islands from May
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Jet2 plans to carry 1.6 million British tourists to the Canary Islands from May

Published on March 05, 2021

In a meeting held with the president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, and the counselor Yaiza Castilla, the CEO of the group Jet2, Steve Heapy, announced a plan to carry 1,650,000 visitors to the Canary Islands from May next to March 2022, with a growth of 47%.

EU looking to establish a strategy for safe, clean and sustainable tourism
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EU looking to establish a strategy for safe, clean and sustainable tourism

Published on February 26, 2021

EU criteria for safe and clean tourism, including a common vaccination certificate, should be a part of a new EU strategy on sustainable tourism, said members of the European Parliament.

Entry restrictions to Spain prolonged until March 16 for visitors from the UK, Brazil and South Africa
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Entry restrictions to Spain prolonged until March 16 for visitors from the UK, Brazil and South Africa

Published on February 25, 2021

The Government of Spain has agreed in the Council of Ministers to extend the restrictions on entry into Spain by air and sea from the United Kingdom and by air from Brazil and South Africa.

The Canary Islands want to become "the office with the best climate in the world"
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The Canary Islands want to become "the office with the best climate in the world"

Published on February 22, 2021

Turismo de Canarias has announced a strategy according to which they plan to promote the islands as 'the office with the best climate in the world'. These will be developed throughout this year to attract remote workers from around the world they will have a budget of 500,000 euros to promote the destinations in this sense.

Tenerife and Gran Canaria both move to Alert Level 2
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Tenerife and Gran Canaria both move to Alert Level 2

Published on February 21, 2021

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has lowered the Alert level from 3 to 2 in Gran Canaria and it has increased it from 1 to 2 in Tenerife.

Cueva del Viento reopens in Tenerife on February 20th
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Cueva del Viento reopens in Tenerife on February 20th

Published on February 15, 2021

The Cabildo de Tenerife announced the reopening of the Cueva del Viento starting from February 20th, with visits adapted to the Covid protocol.

Two New Luxury Residential Developments in Los Gigantes, Tenerife
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Two New Luxury Residential Developments in Los Gigantes, Tenerife

Published on February 12, 2021

According to an announcement posted by the Ayuntamiento Santiago del Teide, Los Gigantes will have two new sets of luxury apartments in the nearby future. Despite the current circumstances, the company "Sieper Von Behr" fully has faith in Santiago del Teide as a tourist destination in Tenerife, hence its firm commitment to quality and tourism development in the municipality.

Michelin Star Restaurants in Gran Canaria and Tenerife in 2021
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Michelin Star Restaurants in Gran Canaria and Tenerife in 2021

Published on February 11, 2021

If you're looking for some of the best restaurants in the Canary Islands for a fine-dining experience, take a look at the list of restaurants with Michelin Stars in 2021.

Most popular tourist destinations in the world for 2021, according to Tripadvisor
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Most popular tourist destinations in the world for 2021, according to Tripadvisor

Published on February 01, 2021

Every year, Tripadvisor publishes its list of the world's most popular tourist destinations, taking into account the reviews and impressions according to their users.

Lanzarote & La Graciosa move to Alert Level 4
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Lanzarote & La Graciosa move to Alert Level 4

Published on January 21, 2021

The Government of the Canary Islands has announced that Lanzarote and La Graciosa will move up to Alert Level 4 from the Level 3 they're currently at, due to the continued growth in the number of cases, in the hopes that they will be able to bend the contagion curve. These measures also apply to La Graciosa, which has a similar epidemiological situation to Lanzarote. On the other hand, El Hierro goes from level 1 to level 2 starting from 00:00 this Friday, tomorrow.

Gran Canaria moves up to Alert Level 3 and Tenerife goes down to Level 2
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Gran Canaria moves up to Alert Level 3 and Tenerife goes down to Level 2

Published on January 17, 2021

Due to the growing infection rate in Gran Canaria, it has been decided that the island will go up to Alert Level 3, while Tenerife has improved its numbers, so it goes down to Alert Level 2. The level changes will come into effect on Monday, January 18.

Lanzarote goes to Alert Level 3 and Fuerteventura to Level 2
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Lanzarote goes to Alert Level 3 and Fuerteventura to Level 2

Published on January 15, 2021

The Governing Council agreed to modify the alert levels established on the islands of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Gomera to face the COVID-19 pandemic and it also decided to maintain the current alert level in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma and El Hierro. However, it was decided that next Saturday the evolution of the epidemiological indicators of Tenerife and Gran Canaria will be studied again, in order to analyze the effectiveness of the measures implemented so far and verify whether a change in level would be justified.

Spain extends the restrictions on UK flights until February 2nd
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Spain extends the restrictions on UK flights until February 2nd

Published on January 12, 2021

The Council of Ministers approved today the extension of the restrictions imposed on flights with the UK with another 14 additional days, limiting not only direct flights but also passenger ships between the United Kingdom and Spain. Therefore, said restriction will be in effect until next February 2 at 6:00 p.m.

New Alert Levels in the Canary Islands: Tenerife is the only island on Level 3
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New Alert Levels in the Canary Islands: Tenerife is the only island on Level 3

Published on January 08, 2021

The Government of the Canary Islands has announced new levels or alert for the archipelago, which will come into force from midnight on the 11th of January (Monday) and will remain in place until January 24 (Sunday included), although they will be reviewed next week.

Covid-19 measures for New Year's Eve in the Canary Islands
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Covid-19 measures for New Year's Eve in the Canary Islands

Published on December 30, 2020

On the islands of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, El Hierro (green traffic light) and La Gomera (yellow traffic light), meetings may not exceed ten people, except cohabitants, and circulation is limited between 01:30 to 06:00 am on January 1. In Tenerife (red traffic light) the meetings may not exceed 6 people, except cohabitants, and the movement of people is limited between 01:00 and 06:00 am.

Only Spanish citizens and residents allowed in Spain from the UK from 6 PM today
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Only Spanish citizens and residents allowed in Spain from the UK from 6 PM today

Published on December 22, 2020

The Government of Spain announced today that the restriction for flights and ships from the United Kingdom will come into effect this Tuesday, December 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. and it will last for the next 14 days, although the entry of citizens or residents in Spain or Andorra will be allowed.

Spain suspends flights from the UK
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Spain suspends flights from the UK

Published on December 21, 2020

The Government of Spain has decided, together with Portugal, to suspend incoming flights from the UK starting from tomorrow, except for Spanish citizens or residents, as it was announced by the Secretary of State for Communication on Monday.

Loro Parque celebrated its 48th anniversary in 2020
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Loro Parque celebrated its 48th anniversary in 2020

Published on December 20, 2020

Despite having to close its doors for the first time in its history, which was nine months ago, the Park is celebrating its 48th anniversary after a year of important achievements and challenges.

Visitors to the Canary Islands: Book a PCR, TMA or LAMP test (not antigen)
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Visitors to the Canary Islands: Book a PCR, TMA or LAMP test (not antigen)

Published on December 18, 2020

The central government in Madrid has overturned the Canary Islands decree that was passed to validate antigen tests in the case of international tourists coming to the archipelago.

New restrictions in Tenerife. Government limits entries to Tenerife for 15 days
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New restrictions in Tenerife. Government limits entries to Tenerife for 15 days

Published on December 16, 2020

The President of the Canary Islands announced new restrictive measures for the island of Tenerife that will come into effect from Friday and will be in force for 15 days.

Canary Islands removed from UK Travel Corridor list
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Canary Islands removed from UK Travel Corridor list

Published on December 10, 2020

UK's Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, has just announced that the Canary Islands have been removed from UK's corridor list.

Spain changes Coronavirus test requirements: PCR and TMA tests accepted, children under 6 are exempt
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Spain changes Coronavirus test requirements: PCR and TMA tests accepted, children under 6 are exempt

Published on December 10, 2020

According to an announcement made last night by the central Ministry of Health, Spain will allow travelers from risk areas to arrive with a negative diagnosis of COVID using a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test. The document certifying the negative result of the diagnostic test for active infection may be written, in addition to Spanish and English, in French and German.

Canary Islands approved antigen tests for international tourists
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Canary Islands approved antigen tests for international tourists

Published on December 09, 2020

UPDATE - 17 December 2020 Madrid overturned Canary Islands Decree. Book a PCR or TMA test, not antigen The Government of the Canary Islands has just announced that they will allow antigen tests for international visitors coming to the archipelago starting tomorrow, December 10th.

Christmas and New Year's rules in the Canary Islands
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Christmas and New Year's rules in the Canary Islands

Published on December 04, 2020

The government of the Canary Islands has established a set of specific measures for the celebration of the upcoming Christmas holidays, which aims to contain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the COVID-19 disease.

Canaries prepare a new decree to accept antigen tests but no set date yet
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Canaries prepare a new decree to accept antigen tests but no set date yet

Published on December 04, 2020

There has been much talk about testing and what types of tests are needed for entry to the Canary Islands. The Canaries have struggled to get approval from the central government of Spain to make antigen tests accepted as a valid diagnostic test, in the case of foreign visitors coming from high-risk countries.

Canaries hope to get antigen tests approved by December 1st
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Canaries hope to get antigen tests approved by December 1st

Published on November 23, 2020

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, and Minister Yaiza Castilla have met with the representatives of Jet2, the main British tourist group, in order to coordinate strategies for the restart of tourism in the near future.

EU Commission recommends the use of Covid-19 antigen tests
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EU Commission recommends the use of Covid-19 antigen tests

Published on November 20, 2020

In a recent statement by President von der Leyen, rapid Covid-19 antigen tests were recommended to be used as an alternative to PCR tests, where you need faster results and also constant monitoring. Also, there is talk of developing a unified digital passenger locator form, to be used by countries that sign up for the program.

Canary Islands remain the main destination for TUI holidays this winter
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Canary Islands remain the main destination for TUI holidays this winter

Published on November 16, 2020

The president of the Canary Islands and the Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, have held a meeting today with the CEO of TUI, who confirmed the fact that the demand for holidays in the archipelago is still strong on the German market.

New restrictions in Tenerife for the next 14 days
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New restrictions in Tenerife for the next 14 days

Published on November 13, 2020

The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, announced that new restrictions will be imposed on the island of Tenerife for at least the next 14 days, reducing capacity in bars and restaurants and limiting their opening hours.

Spain will require negative Covid test from visitors from high risk countries
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Spain will require negative Covid test from visitors from high risk countries

Published on November 11, 2020

Spain will require international travelers from high-risk countries to show a certificate for a negative PCR, done in the last 72 hours before arriving in the country. This new requirement will go into effect on November 23.

Canary Islands Tourism launches a campaign about the mandatory tests for visitors
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Canary Islands Tourism launches a campaign about the mandatory tests for visitors

Published on November 03, 2020

The rule establishes that as of November 14, all visitors staying in tourist accommodations in the Canary Islands will have to present a certificate with a negative diagnostic test for COVID-19.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Negative Test Required for Tourists in the Canary Islands
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IT'S OFFICIAL: Negative Test Required for Tourists in the Canary Islands

Published on October 31, 2020

The Council approved a decree-law aimed at facing the effects of the health and economic crisis caused by the pandemic and making the Canary Islands the first community in Spain that required a negative test from tourists.

Covid safety protocol: Canary Islands will require negative test from tourists
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Covid safety protocol: Canary Islands will require negative test from tourists

Published on October 27, 2020

The Government of the Canary Islands has announced their new proposal that will make possible the control of tourists who arrive in the archipelago, including both foreign or national visitors.

Canary Islands Tourism offers financial incentives to recover air connectivity
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Canary Islands Tourism offers financial incentives to recover air connectivity

Published on October 26, 2020

Yaiza Castilla assures that this initiative will be available only on a limited time frame, with the purpose to help airlines the flight schedule they had with the islands before the Covid crisis.

New State of Alarm declared in Spain. What you need to know as a visitor
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New State of Alarm declared in Spain. What you need to know as a visitor

Published on October 25, 2020

The Government of Spain has just announced a new State of Alarm for the entire country. This duration of the State of Alarm could be prolonged for 6 months, meaning until May 9th, 2021, if the Congress votes to approve the extension in the following days.

Mogán inaugurates the first area for camper vans and motorhomes in the municipality
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Mogán inaugurates the first area for camper vans and motorhomes in the municipality

Published on October 25, 2020

The municipality of Mogán, in the south of Gran Canaria, has inaugurated the first municipal area for parking and overnight stays for motorhomes and camper vans in the municipality. This area is now the first place of this kind that is managed by a local Administration in the Canary Islands.

Canary Islands Government discards the idea of doing tests in hotels
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Canary Islands Government discards the idea of doing tests in hotels

Published on October 24, 2020

The Government of the Canary Islands seems to have reconsidered an initial proposal according to which hotels across the archipelago would have to be responsible for carrying out the testing of tourists.

Canary Islands added to UK's safe travel list (no more quarantine)
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Canary Islands added to UK's safe travel list (no more quarantine)

Published on October 22, 2020

UK's Secretary of State for Transport has just announced that the Canary Islands will be removed from UK's quarantine list, in an update about travel corridors.

Germany lifts restrictions on travel to the Canary Islands from October 24
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Germany lifts restrictions on travel to the Canary Islands from October 24

Published on October 22, 2020

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has just announced this morning that Germany will lift the restriction on travel to the Canary Islands starting from this Saturday, October 24.

Largest Scandinavian tour operator restarts Canary Islands holidays on October 24
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Largest Scandinavian tour operator restarts Canary Islands holidays on October 24

Published on October 20, 2020

Yaiza Castilla, the Tourism Minister in the Canary Islands, held an online meeting with the CEO of Nordic Leisure Travel Group, Magnus Wikner, in order to establish the recovery of tourism towards the Canary Islands in safe conditions.

The 2021 Carnival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is cancelled
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The 2021 Carnival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is cancelled

Published on October 14, 2020

The world of Carnival will have to wait until 2022 for the celebration of another edition in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The Carnival department works on a series of acts that, throughout 2021, will keep the essence of the party alive.

Canary Islands and TUI announce safe corridors from Germany and selective testing of tourists
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Canary Islands and TUI announce safe corridors from Germany and selective testing of tourists

Published on September 30, 2020

TUI, the largest tour operator in the world, confirms to Ángel Víctor Torres and Yaiza Castilla its confidence in the Canary Islands, as it plans to resume its operations from Germany this Saturday.

Covid-19 Red Light for Tenerife, La Gomera, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria
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Covid-19 Red Light for Tenerife, La Gomera, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria

Published on September 26, 2020

The Ministry of Health from the Government of the Canary Islands notified 289 cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with which the accumulated figure adds up to 12,778 cases and 6,754 active.

Canary Islands Covid-19 infection rate drops to 54 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
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Canary Islands Covid-19 infection rate drops to 54 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Published on September 21, 2020

The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, held a working meeting this Monday with the president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, at the headquarters of the Presidency in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In this meeting, they talked about the evolution of the epidemic in the Canary Islands, and in Gran Canaria in particular, as well as about the prospects for the reactivation of tourism and about the phenomenon of immigration.

Covid-19 in Fuerteventura - 4 new cases & 142 active now on September 14
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Covid-19 in Fuerteventura - 4 new cases & 142 active now on September 14

Published on September 14, 2020

This is our dedicated page for updates on the Coronavirus situation in Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands in Spain. For those planning a visit to the island and wondering if it's safe to come or not, we will publish here the info regarding the total number of cases, current active cases, as well as any other details shared by the local authorities.

Covid-19 testing for cruise passengers in the Canary Islands this winter
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Covid-19 testing for cruise passengers in the Canary Islands this winter

Published on September 10, 2020

The Canary Islands Government has announced that there will be a winter season for cruise ships in the Canary Islands, although they will require cruise shipping companies to carry out PCR tests or serological tests on all travelers before arriving in the archipelago.

Largest Scandinavian tour operator plans to bring 179,000 tourists to the Canary Islands this winter
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Largest Scandinavian tour operator plans to bring 179,000 tourists to the Canary Islands this winter

Published on September 02, 2020

The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, held an online meeting with the CEO of the main Scandinavian tour operator Nordic Leisure Travel Group, Magnus Wikner, in order to agree on measures to boost sales of travel packages to the Canary Islands for the winter season and the establishment of safe corridors.

Canary Islands Government met with TUI CEO to talk about the winter season
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Canary Islands Government met with TUI CEO to talk about the winter season

Published on August 31, 2020

President Ángel Víctor Torres and the Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, trust in being able to recover tourism, which is why it's necessary to reduce the incidence of the pandemic in the archipelago soon. This is expected to be achieved with the new measures approved and the responsibility of the population.

Gran Canaria and Lanzarote exceed the rate of 100 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
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Gran Canaria and Lanzarote exceed the rate of 100 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Published on August 31, 2020

Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, with 143.32 and 103.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last week, respectively, are the two islands that currently exceed the indicator set by the Government of the Canary Islands for the cancellation of events with more than 10 people during the next two weeks.

Events restricted to 10 participants in the Canary Islands with more than 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants
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Events restricted to 10 participants in the Canary Islands with more than 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Published on August 28, 2020

Yesterday, August 27th, there has been a new extraordinary council in the Canary Islands in order to discuss new measures that could curb the spread of the virus in the archipelago. As a consequence, new restrictive measures have been announced for the islands that surpass now 100 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Mercadeando en Adeje 2020 - Postponed until October
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Mercadeando en Adeje 2020 - Postponed until October

Published on August 27, 2020

Craft market, exhibitions, children's workshops, food trucks and musical performances in a month-long event in Costa Adeje in the South of Tenerife.

Red warning for extreme heat tomorrow in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria
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Red warning for extreme heat tomorrow in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria

Published on August 25, 2020

AEMET, the State Meteorological Agency in Spain, has issued a warning for extreme heat tomorrow in the following Canary Islands: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.

Bavarian Week: Tenerife Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz 2020
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Bavarian Week: Tenerife Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz 2020

Published on August 22, 2020

Looking for great beer and a party atmosphere during your holiday? Look no further and come to this exciting event in Tenerife - Oktoberfest 2020 in Puerto de la Cruz, an event that the town has been celebrating since 1973.

More restrictions: Canary Islands Put a Total Ban on Nightlife
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More restrictions: Canary Islands Put a Total Ban on Nightlife

Published on August 20, 2020

In a new press conference, held by the spokesman for the Government of the Canary Islands, Julio Pérez, new measures were announced on top of the ones that were in effect already.

Fuerteventura is Preparing a Set of Regulations for Camping
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Fuerteventura is Preparing a Set of Regulations for Camping

Published on August 19, 2020

Fuerteventura will have for the first time a type of regulation in place for this phenomenon throughout the island territory, responding to an important demand from citizens.

Coronavirus update: Canary Islands surpass 1000 active COVID-19 cases
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Coronavirus update: Canary Islands surpass 1000 active COVID-19 cases

Published on August 17, 2020

Following the announcement of the last figures this past Sunday, the Canary Islands have officially surpassed 1000 active cases of COVID-19, after confirming 146 new cases in the last 24 h.

Government prohibits street smoking and closes nightlife in ALL Spain
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Government prohibits street smoking and closes nightlife in ALL Spain

Published on August 14, 2020

Following the recent announcement yesterday from the Government of the Canary Islands regarding stricter safety measures, today there is an update from the central government in Madrid, with measures that will be enforced throughout the entire Spanish territory.

Lajares Artisan Market, Fuerteventura
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Lajares Artisan Market, Fuerteventura

Published on August 14, 2020

The Lajares Artisan Market has returned to Fuerteventura after a long break due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The City Council of La Oliva and the Re-lajarte Association resume this event with entertainment activities and live music. The market has all the health measures to prevent COVID-19 infections.

NEW RULES Canary Islands: Mandatory Masks, Prohibited Smoking & Limited Nightlife
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NEW RULES Canary Islands: Mandatory Masks, Prohibited Smoking & Limited Nightlife

Published on August 13, 2020

The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, announces new preventive measures due to the continuous increase in the number of infections with COVID-19 in recent weeks.

Over 85% of COVID-19 new cases in the Canary Islands detected among people under 30
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Over 85% of COVID-19 new cases in the Canary Islands detected among people under 30

Published on August 12, 2020

The Minister of Health insists that control and distance measures be taken in order to avoid "new confinements" and the "serious economic problems" associated with it.

The Canary Islands will launch the Radar COVID tracking app in August
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The Canary Islands will launch the Radar COVID tracking app in August

Published on August 07, 2020

The Ministries of Health and Public Administrations, Justice and Security from the Government of the Canary Islands announced that during the second half of August the mobile application Radar COVID will be implemented throughout the territory of the Archipelago to track possible Coronavirus infections among the population, after successfully passing the pilot test carried out in La Gomera.

The Canary Islands announced a Covid-19 travel insurance policy for tourists
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The Canary Islands announced a Covid-19 travel insurance policy for tourists

Published on August 05, 2020

Yaiza Castilla, the Councilor for Tourism in the Canaries, announced that the Canary Islands are the first Autonomous Community where tourists, both Spanish and foreign, will be guaranteed travel assistance coverage in case of Covid-19, including medical expenses, health repatriation and extension of stay by quarantine.

What are the new rules for holidays in the Canary Islands & Spain in 2021?
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What are the new rules for holidays in the Canary Islands & Spain in 2021?

Published on August 04, 2020

What is the new normality in Spain and what are the rules for foreign visitors traveling to Spain this summer? The summer season of 2020 comes with some changes and new rules that we all have to respect in order to keep everyone safe.

Canary Islands Announced Changes on Masks Regulations
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Canary Islands Announced Changes on Masks Regulations

Published on August 04, 2020

The Governing Council approved, in its extraordinary session, the updating of certain prevention measures established by the Government Agreement of June 19, 2020, in order to better handle the health crisis caused by COVID-19.

The Canary Islands are confident the UK will lift the quarantine next week
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The Canary Islands are confident the UK will lift the quarantine next week

Published on July 31, 2020

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, attended today, Friday, July 31, the XXI Conference of Autonomous Presidents held at the Monastery of Yuste, in San Millán de la Cogolla, in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja.

Gran Canaria hotels set to reopen after the closure caused by Covid-19
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Gran Canaria hotels set to reopen after the closure caused by Covid-19

Published on July 30, 2020

Hotels and apartment complexes in Gran Canaria are starting to reopen for the summer season after the closure caused by the Covid-19 health crisis. We have tried to create a list of places that have already announced a date for reopening,

Hotels reopening in Lanzarote after the closure due to Coronavirus pandemic
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Hotels reopening in Lanzarote after the closure due to Coronavirus pandemic

Published on July 30, 2020

Hotels and apartment complexes in Lanzarote are slowly starting to reopen after the closure caused by the Covid-19 health crisis. We have tried to create a list of places that have already announced a date for reopening,

Hotels reopening in Fuerteventura after the closure caused by Covid-19
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Hotels reopening in Fuerteventura after the closure caused by Covid-19

Published on July 29, 2020

Fuerteventura Tourist Board has shared on Monday, June 22, a list with the hotels that are scheduled to reopen in the coming months after the closure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then we continue to add to the list, as we learn about new hotels starting to welcome visitors again Fuerteventura.

UK reintroduces 14 day quarantine on arrivals from Spain
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UK reintroduces 14 day quarantine on arrivals from Spain

Published on July 28, 2020

The UK government has just announced that it will impose a 14-day quarantine on travellers arriving from Spain. The number of Covid-19 cases in Spain has been on the rising during the past days, especially in the regions of Aragon, Navarra and Catalonia on mainland Spain.

The Canary Islands want to create safe travel corridors with the UK
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The Canary Islands want to create safe travel corridors with the UK

Published on July 26, 2020

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, and the Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, hold talks with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Tourism and representatives of the British Government to prevent the citizens of this country from being subjected to quarantine upon returning from their holidays in the islands.

When Are Canary Islands Attractions Reopening?
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When Are Canary Islands Attractions Reopening?

Published on July 25, 2020

After a long and strict lockdown, the Canary Islands have started to receive international visitors again for the 2020 summer season. But many hotels, shops, restaurants and attractions haven't reopened yet and it will take some time until tourism will start to truly recover.

The Carnival in Tenerife could be celebrated in JULY 2021
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The Carnival in Tenerife could be celebrated in JULY 2021

Published on July 23, 2020

The new Councilor for Fiestas in Santa Cruz de Tenerife has made a statement according to which is seems that next year's carnival will not be celebrated as usually in February and might be moved at a later date in the year.

Acua Water Park in Corralejo remains CLOSED until 2021
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Acua Water Park in Corralejo remains CLOSED until 2021

Published on July 22, 2020

The water park in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, has just annouced that they will delay their reopening until 2021.

Increased controls and 100 euro fines for not non-compliance with the use of masks
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Increased controls and 100 euro fines for not non-compliance with the use of masks

Published on July 19, 2020

Non-compliance with the use of the mask, mandatory in all open and closed spaces where the minimum interpersonal distance of 1.5 meters cannot be kept, carries a penalty of up to 100 euros.

What are the rules on masks in the Canary Islands?
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What are the rules on masks in the Canary Islands?

Published on July 17, 2020

The Government of the Canary Islands will not change the rules on masks, meaning that they won't make them mandatory everywhere in public, but they will intensify the controls so that a mask is used according to the standards already approved.

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama reopens in Tenerife with a new concept
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The Ritz-Carlton, Abama reopens in Tenerife with a new concept

Published on July 16, 2020

The luxury hotel Ritz-Carlton, Abama reopens on July 24th with a new concept of accommodation, specially designed to ensure the safety and privacy of its guests this season: Villa Club.

NEW in 2020 - Tourist Passes in Tenerife for Public Buses and Tram
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NEW in 2020 - Tourist Passes in Tenerife for Public Buses and Tram

Published on July 07, 2020

Cabildo de Tenerife has announced the launch of tourist passes to encourage visitors to use the public transport network on the island. The insular counselor for Mobility highlights that this initiative is a tourist attraction that will allow visitors to move around the entire island at a fixed price, which will be more attractive than buying individual tickets.

Spain reopens borders for tourism on June 21 for Schengen states - Positive News Canary Islands
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Spain reopens borders for tourism on June 21 for Schengen states - Positive News Canary Islands

Published on June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020 1. Spain will reopen borders to EU states on June 21, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez tells regional chiefs. Travelers from countries outside Schengen will be permitted to enter from July 1, providing there is a reciprocal agreement on travel and taking into account the epidemiological situation in the country of origin. (El Pais - English)

TUI UK cancels all holidays before July 11
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TUI UK cancels all holidays before July 11

Published on June 12, 2020

TUI UK, the single largest tour operator in the Canary Islands, has just announced that it's canceling all holidays from the UK that we're supposed to take place before July 11, 2020. Although Spain has ...

Fuerteventura will recover 70% of international flights this summer
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Fuerteventura will recover 70% of international flights this summer

Published on June 06, 2020

June 6, 2020 - POSITIVE NEWS CANARY ISLANDS 1. Fuerteventura will recover 70% of international flights this summer. The market with the largest number of flights will once again be Germany, with 66 direct flights a week forecast for this summer. It is followed by the United Kingdom, with 65 weekly operations. The rest of the bulk of area connectivity is divided between Italy (12), the Netherlands (10), Poland (7) and France (6), while to lesser extent companies have scheduled operations from destinations such as Sweden (5), Denmark (5), Switzerland (5), Ireland (5) or Belgium (3). (Diario de Fuerteventura)

Gran Canaria flights in July 2020
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Gran Canaria flights in July 2020

Published on June 04, 2020

The official page for Tourism in Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria Turismo) has published a list of flights to the island in the upcoming month, after the movement restrictions will be lifted and Spain will start to allow once again foreign visitors to come over on holiday.

The Canary Islands call for testing in countries of origin, green corridors and health passports
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The Canary Islands call for testing in countries of origin, green corridors and health passports

Published on June 01, 2020

The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, has asked this Monday from the European Union to establish "as soon as possible" the new tourist measures, which are necessary in order to proceed with the reopening of the subsector.

Spain eliminates quarantine for overseas visitors from July 1
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Spain eliminates quarantine for overseas visitors from July 1

Published on May 26, 2020

1. Spain eliminates the two-week quarantine for overseas visitors starting from July 1. Foreign Minister Arancha González says via Twitter that “the hardest part is behind us,” and that “health conditions will be guaranteed” for visitors. Spain also announced that it will reopen for foreign tourism from July.

Giant Caribbean Agave in Tenerife blooms after 30 years of waiting
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Giant Caribbean Agave in Tenerife blooms after 30 years of waiting

Published on May 25, 2020

The giant Caribbean agave from the Botanical Garden in Puerto de la Cruz blooms after 30 years of waiting. This wonder of nature was planted in the Botanical Garden in the late 1980s.

Spain reopens for international tourism in July
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Spain reopens for international tourism in July

Published on May 24, 2020

Pedro Sanchez, the Prime Minister of Spain, has announced on Saturday that Spain will start welcoming foreign tourists starting in July, in conditions of safety for both visitors and locals.

All Canary Islands hope to pass to phase 2 of de-escalation on May 25th
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All Canary Islands hope to pass to phase 2 of de-escalation on May 25th

Published on May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020 - POSITIVE NEWS CANARY ISLANDS 1. All the Canary Islands hope to pass to phase 2 of de-escalation on May 25th. The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has sent this Wednesday to the Ministry of Health the reports that would guarantee the passage of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Palma to phase 2 of the de-escalation of the confinement measures starting from next Monday, May 25th.

Spain hopes to revive tourism at the end of June
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Spain hopes to revive tourism at the end of June

Published on May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020 - POSITIVE NEWS CANARY ISLANDS 1. Spain hopes to revive tourism at the end of June. The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, José Luis Ábalos, has indicated this Monday that he expects tourist activity to reactivate at the end of June if the de-escalation goes "well", so Spain must be made "an attractive country from the health point of view since tourism requires “trust”.

Spain requires a 14-day quarantine for international travelers
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Spain requires a 14-day quarantine for international travelers

Published on May 12, 2020

Travelers who come to Spain from abroad must quarantine the 14 days following their arrival, according to an Order of the Ministry of Health published this Tuesday in the Official State Gazette (BOE), which will be effective from next Friday, 15 May, and will be in force during the state of alarm and its possible extensions.

The Canary Islands will be the destination of the first test flight with a digital health passport
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The Canary Islands will be the destination of the first test flight with a digital health passport

Published on May 08, 2020

The Tourism Minister of the Canary Islands received this Friday the call from the director-general of the World Tourism Organization, Zurab Pololikashvili, to confirm this news which is the result of the collaboration started between both institutions.

First day without new Covid-19 cases in the Canary Islands since the start of the pandemic
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First day without new Covid-19 cases in the Canary Islands since the start of the pandemic

Published on May 06, 2020

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The Canary Islands complete 24 hours without new admissions due to Covid-19
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The Canary Islands complete 24 hours without new admissions due to Covid-19

Published on May 04, 2020

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Maspalomas Dunes recover the dreamy looks they had 50 years ago
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Maspalomas Dunes recover the dreamy looks they had 50 years ago

Published on April 30, 2020

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La Graciosa, La Gomera and El Hierro the first regions in Spain to ease restrictions
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La Graciosa, La Gomera and El Hierro the first regions in Spain to ease restrictions

Published on April 29, 2020

The three Canary Islands: La Graciosa, La Gomera and El Hierro will go into phase 1 of easing the restrictions on May 4th. The rest of the islands will have to wait and see how the number of infections evolves.

No new cases of Covid-19 in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
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No new cases of Covid-19 in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

Published on April 28, 2020

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10 municipalities in the Canary Islands are free of Covid-19
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10 municipalities in the Canary Islands are free of Covid-19

Published on April 26, 2020

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Children under 14 will be allowed to go out for walks starting April 26
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Children under 14 will be allowed to go out for walks starting April 26

Published on April 25, 2020

The full details about the conditions under which children in Spain will be allowed to go out for a walk during the state of alarm have been published. These rules also apply for children and families living in the Canary Islands.

The plan to reopen the Canary Islands - Proposed by the local government
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The plan to reopen the Canary Islands - Proposed by the local government

Published on April 24, 2020

The regional government will present today the plan to complete the quarantine, which will be proposed to President Sánchez on Sunday; it would come into effect on April 27th, with shops opening and allowing the elderly to go out in the morning and the minors in the afternoon.

The Canary Islands propose to open businesses and to let the elderly go out to walk and do sports starting on April 27
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The Canary Islands propose to open businesses and to let the elderly go out to walk and do sports starting on April 27

Published on April 23, 2020

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The Canary Islands cannot wait until the end of 2020 without opening the hotels
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The Canary Islands cannot wait until the end of 2020 without opening the hotels

Published on April 21, 2020

The President of the Canarian Government, Ángel Víctor Torres, has admitted that the Canary Islands "cannot" endure until the end of 2020 without opening the hotels, pointing out that the possibility of having internal tourism must be brought forward to "recover economic normality", to later give a pass to national tourism and finally to international tourism.

The Canarian Government will distribute 5.3 million euros to help families affected by COVID-19 pay the rent - Positive News from the Canary Islands
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The Canarian Government will distribute 5.3 million euros to help families affected by COVID-19 pay the rent - Positive News from the Canary Islands

Published on April 16, 2020

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131 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in the Canaries in the last 24 hours - Positive News from the Canary Islands
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131 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in the Canaries in the last 24 hours - Positive News from the Canary Islands

Published on April 14, 2020

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Pollution in the Canaries is reduced by up to 70% during lockdown
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Pollution in the Canaries is reduced by up to 70% during lockdown

Published on April 13, 2020

The Canary Islands Air Quality Control and Surveillance Network has announced that there is a significant decrease in NO2 in urban stations in the large cities of the archipelago such as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or the metropolitan area of ​​Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The lockdown in Spain might be extended until May 10th
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The lockdown in Spain might be extended until May 10th

Published on April 09, 2020

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has said this Thursday that within fifteen days he will probably have to return to Congress to extend the state of alarm because "Spain will not have ended the pandemic."

The Canary Islands are trying to negotiate their own terms for ending the lockdown
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The Canary Islands are trying to negotiate their own terms for ending the lockdown

Published on April 07, 2020

The Government of the Canary Islands is negotiating with the Ministry of Health the possibility that the archipelago has a different schedule of unconfinement, due to its lower rate of cases and due to its own geographical condition as islands, but also due to the health problems of its population.

Many Hotels in Spain Will Have To Work at a Loss to Attract Tourists After the Health Crisis Is Over
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Many Hotels in Spain Will Have To Work at a Loss to Attract Tourists After the Health Crisis Is Over

Published on April 07, 2020

The leaders of the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodations (CEHAT) have held a videoconference meeting with Don Felipe (the kings of Spain) and Doña Letizia. During the discussion, both the president, Jorge Marichal, and the general secretary, Ramón Estalella, have warned of the "negative impact" that the Covid-19 crisis is having on the hotel sector.

The Ministry of Tourism estimates that tourism will not start before October
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The Ministry of Tourism estimates that tourism will not start before October

Published on April 04, 2020

The Ministry of Tourism estimates that the return to normality will not start before October and that 10% of hotels may open in July for the domestic market.

The state of alarm in Spain could be prolonged for another 15 days
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The state of alarm in Spain could be prolonged for another 15 days

Published on April 03, 2020

According to the current State of Alarm, the restrictions imposed in Spain by the coronavirus emergency should be lifted after April 11, but, nevertheless, the figures of those affected continue to rise every day, so the Executive is thinking of prolonging the confinement of population for another 15 days.

Jet2 Holidays might resume activity towards the Canary Islands on June 17
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Jet2 Holidays might resume activity towards the Canary Islands on June 17

Published on April 02, 2020

Steven Heapy, the CEO of the British tour operator Jet2 Holidays, has addressed the Fuerteventura Council to communicate that the company's operations would not begin before June 17, 2020.

Free Bus to the Airport for Tourists in Gran Canaria During the State of Alarm
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Free Bus to the Airport for Tourists in Gran Canaria During the State of Alarm

Published on March 21, 2020

Gran Canaria Tourism Board has announced that the bus ride to the airport for tourists in Gran Canaria during Spain's State of Alarm will be free. This measure has been adopted in order to help tourists ...

Two adorable jaguar cubs are born at Loro Parque
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Two adorable jaguar cubs are born at Loro Parque

Published on February 11, 2020

Two jaguar cubs were born in December during Loro Parque’s 47th-anniversary celebrations. A conservation success because the species is threatened, according to the IUCN.

The online system for permits for Los Lobos is suspended - January 2020
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The online system for permits for Los Lobos is suspended - January 2020

Published on January 21, 2020

UPDATE - January 2020 - The online authorization system for Los Lobos, put in place by the Cabildo de Fuerteventura in 2019, does not work anymore, so this means that you cannot ask for online permits anymore and there is no control on the island of Los Lobos.

Las Palmas is expecting the arrival of 5 cruise ships during the first weekend of 2020
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Las Palmas is expecting the arrival of 5 cruise ships during the first weekend of 2020

Published on January 03, 2020

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is expecting the visit of 5 large cruise ships during the first weekend of 2020, between Saturday, January 4th, and Sunday, January 5th. The 5 ships expected in the capital of Gran Canaria are the AIDAnova, Marella Explorer, Zenith, AIDAstella and Mein Schiff.

First Trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 Movie, filmed in Tenerife and Fuerteventura
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First Trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 Movie, filmed in Tenerife and Fuerteventura

Published on December 09, 2019

The first trailer for the movie Wonder Woman 1984, which was filmed partially in Tenerife and Fuerteventura, is now out after a long wait. Can you recognize the location in the photo above?

Loro Parque Foundation and the University of La Laguna join the fight against plastic
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Loro Parque Foundation and the University of La Laguna join the fight against plastic

Published on November 30, 2019

An artistic representation elaborated with recycled objects has been installed on the campus of the University of La Laguna (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain).

GetYourGuide BLACK FRIDAY Sale: Up to 25% OFF
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GetYourGuide BLACK FRIDAY Sale: Up to 25% OFF

Published on November 29, 2019

This Black Friday (November 29th, 2019), GetYourGuide is offering up to 25% discounts on all tours and activities — including our best-in-class GetYourGuide Original tours.

Flight connections between the Canary Islands and Boston & Toronto
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Flight connections between the Canary Islands and Boston & Toronto

Published on November 08, 2019

The airline Binter Canarias has announced the flight schedule for the connection between the Canary Islands and the cities of Boston (USA) and Toronto (Canada). These flights will be operated in code-share with the Portuguese company SATA.

November, Wine Month in La Laguna, Tenerife 2019
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November, Wine Month in La Laguna, Tenerife 2019

Published on November 05, 2019

In 2019 the town of La Laguna will celebrate the 16th edition of the event November - Wine Month or Noviembre, Mes del Vino. This event is dedicated to the Tacoronte - Acentejo wine produced in the region and there are 36 wineries that produce this type of wine of Denominated Origin.

Butterfly migration in the Canary Islands - Why so many in autumn?
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Butterfly migration in the Canary Islands - Why so many in autumn?

Published on October 04, 2019

If you're visiting the Canary Islands in autumn, you may be a witness to a really interesting event, unique for this time of the year: the migration of the Vanessa cardui butterfly from the north of Europe to warmer climates.

The next Star Wars movie will be filmed in Fuerteventura
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The next Star Wars movie will be filmed in Fuerteventura

Published on July 01, 2019

In the last years Fuerteventura has become a popular choice among Hollywood directors, with movies like Exodus: Gods and Kings and Allied partially show on the island. In 2016, Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, his co-star in the movie Allied, have been filming in Fuerteventura for two days, on the beaches in the north and other arid and inhabited areas.

Authorities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife plan to modernize Playa de Las Teresitas
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Authorities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife plan to modernize Playa de Las Teresitas

Published on July 01, 2019

The Council of Urbanism of the City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has approved a new plan regarding the improvement of the Las Teresitas Beach, in an effort to develop this part of the coastline. The document is not definitive yet and it still needs to be debated within the next 45 days. If this process runs smoothly and without interference, the final plan might be approved definitively within 3 months.

Amazing Underwater Museum Opens On The Bottom Of The Atlantic Near Lanzarote
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Amazing Underwater Museum Opens On The Bottom Of The Atlantic Near Lanzarote

Published on July 01, 2019

An underwater museum was inaugurated to the public on the 10th of January 2017 off the shore in Lanzarote, revealing scenes that depict the problems that our society faces today.

World's Longest Promenade in Lanzarote
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World's Longest Promenade in Lanzarote

Published on June 29, 2019

Good news for residents or people interested to visit the beautiful island of Lanzarote! The world's longest seafront promenade will open in Lanzarote, surpassing the one in La Coruña. The promenade in La Coruña measures 13 km and holds the present record of thge longest promenade in the world, with the promenade in Atlantic City (New Jersey, USA) being 2nd place, at 9,25 km.

First Christmas Market in La Laguna, Tenerife
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First Christmas Market in La Laguna, Tenerife

Published on June 27, 2019

The city of San Cristobal de La Laguna in Tenerife will host in 2016 it's first Christmas Market. The event will coincide this week with the celebration of 17 years since the city of La Laguna was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Several documentaries will be shown to the public in Doctor Olivera Square, starting at 19:30 and 21:30 on Friday 9 December 2016 and Saturday 10 December 2016.

The new road Caldereta-Corralejo will be open on 29 December 2016
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The new road Caldereta-Corralejo will be open on 29 December 2016

Published on June 27, 2019

According to the local authorities, the new road between Caldereta and Corralejo will be open for use starting 29 December 2016. The road will be only partially ready, with 13 km out of the total 18 km ...

La Palma Revealed as Filming Location for The Witcher on Netflix
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La Palma Revealed as Filming Location for The Witcher on Netflix

Published on January 31, 2019

Charlotte Brändström, director of the series "The Witcher", set to premiere later this year on Netflix, has posted online some photos which confirm the fact that part of the series will be filmed in the Canary Islands, more precisely on the island of La Palma.

New boat connection between Arrecife and Corralejo
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New boat connection between Arrecife and Corralejo

Published on January 11, 2019

UPDATE - SATURDAY, JANUARY 12TH 2019 It seems that the Arrecife - Corralejo route is temporary, while the Volcan de Tindaya ferry (which operates the normal route Playa Blanca - Corralejo) is undergoing ...

Game of Thrones Prequel Filmed in Tenerife & Gran Canaria in 2019
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Game of Thrones Prequel Filmed in Tenerife & Gran Canaria in 2019

Published on January 08, 2019

This year HBO will release the last Game of Thrones series, but several other following projects have been discussed, including 5 spin-offs which are now in the developmental stage.

A mirador overlooking Cofete Valley will be built in Barranco de Los Canarios
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A mirador overlooking Cofete Valley will be built in Barranco de Los Canarios

Published on October 04, 2018

The Cabildo de Fuerteventura and Gobierno de Canarias have announced a plan to build a Mirador overlooking Cofete Beach in Barranco de los Canarios (municipality of Pajara).

Rambo V will be filmed in Tenerife
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Rambo V will be filmed in Tenerife

Published on September 07, 2018

Tenerife seems to be very popular among Hollywood directors this year, since the island will be the set for the next Rambo movie.

Loro Parque Welcomed Two Pygmy Hippos to the Park
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Loro Parque Welcomed Two Pygmy Hippos to the Park

Published on September 03, 2018

These new residents will help bring into light the situation of the counterparts of their species, which are in danger of extinction in the wild.

Wonder Woman 1984 will be filmed in the area of Isla Baja in Tenerife
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Wonder Woman 1984 will be filmed in the area of Isla Baja in Tenerife

Published on August 28, 2018

More news about the filming of Wonder Woman 1984 in Tenerife, after the crew already filmed a part of the movie in Fuerteventura.

Tenerife and Fuerteventura - filming locations for the next Wonder Woman movie
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Tenerife and Fuerteventura - filming locations for the next Wonder Woman movie

Published on August 27, 2018

Update - August 27th 2018 The crew for Wonder Woman II has already finished filming in Fuerteventura and they are heading for Tenerife.

The road through the Corralejo Dunes will remain closed from August 10 until October 6
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The road through the Corralejo Dunes will remain closed from August 10 until October 6

Published on August 07, 2018

The authorities in La Oliva have announced that the beautiful road through the dunes of Corralejo will be closed for 2 months, starting August 10th 2018, until October 6th.

A new ferry line between Tenerife and Madeira, plus the Algarve
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A new ferry line between Tenerife and Madeira, plus the Algarve

Published on July 06, 2018

Good news for the visitors and residents of the Canary Islands, as these will be connected with Madeira via a ferry line navigated by the portuguese company Empresa de Navegação Madeirense.

2018 edition of Fuerteventura en Musica festival is Cancelled
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2018 edition of Fuerteventura en Musica festival is Cancelled

Published on June 07, 2018

The official website of the event Fuerteventura en Musica has announced yesterday, June 6th 2018, that the 2018 edition of the festival has been cancelled by the Cabildo of Fuerteventura.

Meet Udra, the first zebra shark born in an aquarium in Spain (at Loro Parque in Tenerife)
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Meet Udra, the first zebra shark born in an aquarium in Spain (at Loro Parque in Tenerife)

Published on April 19, 2018

The young shark was born at the end of 2016 and now, having completed its quarantine period, the guests of the park can view it in its new home: a meticulously created mangrove at Aquaviva.

A black swan is born at Loro Parque in Tenerife
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A black swan is born at Loro Parque in Tenerife

Published on March 14, 2018

The Lake Thai at Loro Parque has recently had a new occasion for celebration. This time, it is the family of the black swans or Cygnus atratus, which has increased by a new member. These majestic birds have recently laid several eggs, which have been at the center of attention of the keepers of the park. Now, the birth of a new chick have brought joy both to the swan family and the team that watches after the birds.

Atlantico Festival 2018 in Puerto del Rosario
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Atlantico Festival 2018 in Puerto del Rosario

Published on February 14, 2018

A new music festival will be celebrated for the first time this year in Fuerteventura and it will be happening right in the capital of Puerto del Rosario!

Carmen Laura Lourido Peez - Queen of the 2018 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Carmen Laura Lourido Peez - Queen of the 2018 Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Published on February 08, 2018

The Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival has chosen its queen for 2018: her name is Carmen Laura Lourido Pérez, representing Fuentealta, with a design by Jorge Gonzalez.

Best European surfers gather at Siam Park to ride the world's largest artificial waves
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Best European surfers gather at Siam Park to ride the world's largest artificial waves

Published on February 07, 2018

Some of the best European surfers have gathered last week at Siam Park in Tenerife in order to demonstrate their skills by riding the world's largest artificial wave in The Wave Palace. The event was organized by the World Surf League in order to celebrate the end of the 2018 edition of Las Americas Pro Tenerife championship.

The road access to Teide through La Orotava and La Esperanza CLOSED due to ice
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The road access to Teide through La Orotava and La Esperanza CLOSED due to ice

Published on January 29, 2018

The Cabildo de Tenerife has closed traffic to the TF-24 and TF-21, two of the access roads to Mount Teide, due to the presence of ice on the road.

Marcos y Corderos route in La Palma still remains closed, since October 2017
News from La Palma

Marcos y Corderos route in La Palma still remains closed, since October 2017

Published on December 19, 2017

The Marcos y Corderos trail is one of the most emblematic areas in La Palma and the second most visited area on the island after Caldera de Taburiente National Park.

Restaurant Casa Marcos in Villaverde has announced its closing
News from Fuerteventura

Restaurant Casa Marcos in Villaverde has announced its closing

Published on December 07, 2017

The famous restaurant Casa Marcos in Villaverde - Fuerteventura, has announced its definitive closing starting December 17th 2017.

Work starts at the new Siam Park in Gran Canaria
News from Gran Canaria

Work starts at the new Siam Park in Gran Canaria

Published on October 26, 2017

The famous Siam Park in Tenerife, named in 2017 as the best waterpark in the world, is going to have a sister park built on the island of Gran Canaria.

Ryanair changes baggage policy from 1st November 2017
News from Canary Islands

Ryanair changes baggage policy from 1st November 2017

Published on October 24, 2017

UPDATE 24 OCTOBER 2017 Ryanair has confirmed today that it will delay its new cabin bag policy until 15th January 2018 to allow customers more time to adjust to the changes, particularly during the busy Christmas period.

Las Teresitas will become a dog friendly beach in 2018
News from Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Las Teresitas will become a dog friendly beach in 2018

Published on October 19, 2017

The City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has announced the fact that starting from 2018 dogs will be allowed to go in the ocean on the beach of Las Teresitas.

Monarch airline ceases trading. UK customers should not go to the airport
News from Canary Islands

Monarch airline ceases trading. UK customers should not go to the airport

Published on October 02, 2017

Latest announcement about Monarch airline posted on their Facebook page, which is no longer being monitored:

InfoPlayas Fuerteventura - an app to inform about conditions on 39 beaches in Fuerteventura
News from FuerteventuraBeach guide for Fuerteventura

InfoPlayas Fuerteventura - an app to inform about conditions on 39 beaches in Fuerteventura

Published on September 19, 2017

Cabildo de Fuerteventura has announced this Monday a new mobile that that will be used to inform people on the bathing conditions on 39 beaches in Fuerteventura.

Tenerife, the most visited Canary Island, with 1.8 million tourists in first quarter of 2017
News from Tenerife

Tenerife, the most visited Canary Island, with 1.8 million tourists in first quarter of 2017

Published on September 11, 2017

The Canary Islands are one of the most popular destination in Spain, and they get an increasing number of tourists each year, as some of the other European destinations have fallen due to safety reasons. The Canaries have many returning visitors each year, but right now there are many people planning their first holiday here and wondering which is the best Canary Island to visit as a first timer.

First Starbucks in Tenerife will open this September in the south
News from Tenerife

First Starbucks in Tenerife will open this September in the south

Published on September 07, 2017

There have been rumors for long about Starbucks launching in the Canary Islands, but this time it's a certitude and the company is soon to launch its first 2 stores!

New luxury 5* Barcelo Hotel is set to open in Tenerife in January 2018
News from Costa AdejeAccommodation in Costa Adeje

New luxury 5* Barcelo Hotel is set to open in Tenerife in January 2018

Published on September 06, 2017

Tenerife, the fortunate island, will soon get another 5* hotel in the south, in Costa Adeje, where visitors will be able to enjoy a family holiday in a privileged setting.

Loro Park and Siam Park - no. 1 in the world for 2017 in their category on Tripadvisor
News from Tenerife

Loro Park and Siam Park - no. 1 in the world for 2017 in their category on Tripadvisor

Published on August 29, 2017

Each year Tripadvisor presents its Travelers' Choice Awards for many categories and for 2017 Tenerife seems to be on top with 2 theme parks being names as number 1 in the world in their respective category.

Vuelta a Fuerteventura in Kayak 2017
News from FuerteventuraSports in Fuerteventura

Vuelta a Fuerteventura in Kayak 2017

Published on August 23, 2017

This year's XIXth edition of Vuelta a Fuerteventura in Kayak will begin on Saturday, August 26, at 10:00 am, from the Insland's Nautical Center in Puerto del Rosario.

Tourism is booming in Fuerteventura: a 7.9% growth in passenger numbers for July 2017
News from Fuerteventura

Tourism is booming in Fuerteventura: a 7.9% growth in passenger numbers for July 2017

Published on August 18, 2017

It seems that the island of Fuerteventura is becoming more and more popular among tourists from all over Europe, according to the recent numbers declared by AENA.

Ferry between San Sebastian de la Gomera, Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey
News from La GomeraTransportation in La Gomera

Ferry between San Sebastian de la Gomera, Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey

Published on August 03, 2017

Fred Olsen will open a new interior ferry line in La Gomera, between San Sebastian de la Gomera, Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey. According to their website, the departure times would be 10:45, 15:00 and 21:00 from S. S de la Gomera.

IKEA will open a store in Fuerteventura
News from Fuerteventura

IKEA will open a store in Fuerteventura

Published on June 27, 2017

According to the newspaper Onda Fuerteventura, IKEA will open a large store in the Costa de Antigua Polygon.

Caleta de Fuste April Fair 2017
News from Caleta de Fuste Events in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste April Fair 2017

Published on March 28, 2017

Caleta de Fuste will celebrate this year the typical Sevillan fiesta with flamenco dance, music and beautiful floats. In the entire municipality of Antigua there are residents from many cultures, so it is important to celebrate diversity, especially when there's music and dancing involved.

The famous restaurant La Frasquita has been rebuilt and will reopen soon
News from Caleta de Fuste Restaurants in Caleta de Fuste

The famous restaurant La Frasquita has been rebuilt and will reopen soon

Published on March 28, 2017

Good news for Caleta de Fuste this week: the famous restaurant La Frasquita will reopen soon, after being demolished due to works done to built the new maritime promenade - Paseo Marítimo de la Playa del Castillo.

Disney starts shooting in Fuerteventura for the new Star Wars
News from Fuerteventura

Disney starts shooting in Fuerteventura for the new Star Wars

Published on March 17, 2017

As it was announced a few months back, Fuerteventura will become for the next few weeks one of the Star Wars planets, while Disney and Lucas Films will start filming for the new Star Wars movie.

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