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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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 just started erupting.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The government team from Cabildo de Fuerteventura sees the measure of maintaining Fuerteventura at Alert Level as completely unjustified.
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).
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.
Mirador de Haria is a newly renovated tourist and environmental space in Lanzarote, in the municipality of Haria, in the north of the island.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Ministry for Tourism in the Canary Islands has announced recently that it has extended the Covid-19 insurance with AXA for tourists.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 (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.
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).
On Thursday, July 22, Lidl will open its third store in Fuerteventura, located in Corralejo, municipality of La Oliva, on Calle El Guirre.
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.
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.
The municipality of Adeje, located in the south of Tenerife, prides itself in 2021 with four top-class beaches, awaiting tourists with top facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The EU has announced on Wednesday that an agreement was reached which would allow fully vaccinated people to enter the bloc, according to reports.
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 the target population in the Canary Islands has already received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cabildo de Tenerife announced the reopening of the Cueva del Viento starting from February 20th, with visits adapted to the Covid protocol.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UK's Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, has just announced that the Canary Islands have been removed from UK's corridor list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Craft market, exhibitions, children's workshops, food trucks and musical performances in a month-long event in Costa Adeje in the South of Tenerife.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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,
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.
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 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.
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 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.
The water park in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, has just annouced that they will delay their reopening until 2021.
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.
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 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.
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.
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, 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 ...
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)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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 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.
Let's also share some positive news, among all this panic and chaos. We will try to find some good news to share from the Canary Islands, from Spain and the entire world, so we can keep up the hope.
Let's also share some positive news, among all this panic and chaos. We will try to find some good news to share from the Canary Islands, from Spain and the entire world, so we can keep up the hope.
Let's also share some positive news, among all this panic and chaos. We will try to find some good news to share from the Canary Islands, from Spain and the entire world, so we can keep up the hope.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 the return to normality will not start before October and that 10% of hotels may open in July for the domestic market.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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?
An artistic representation elaborated with recycled objects has been installed on the campus of the University of La Laguna (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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).
Tenerife seems to be very popular among Hollywood directors this year, since the island will be the set for the next Rambo movie.
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.
More news about the filming of Wonder Woman 1984 in Tenerife, after the crew already filmed a part of the movie in Fuerteventura.
Update - August 27th 2018 The crew for Wonder Woman II has already finished filming in Fuerteventura and they are heading for Tenerife.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
The famous restaurant Casa Marcos in Villaverde - Fuerteventura, has announced its definitive closing starting December 17th 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.
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.
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.
Latest announcement about Monarch airline posted on their Facebook page, which is no longer being monitored:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to the newspaper Onda Fuerteventura, IKEA will open a large store in the Costa de Antigua Polygon.
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.
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.
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.