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During the weekend, Tenerife will experience strong wind gusts in the central peaks of the island, with gusts that will locally exceed 100 km/h.
Temperatures have reached 35.7ºC today in Pajara, Fuerteventura, in what is known as a heat burst, a rare meteorological phenomenon.
The Canary Islands received 1.1 million international tourists in March 2022, being the first time when the archipelago exceeded the one million tourists barrier since the pandemic started.
A new calima episode is expected in the Canary Islands over the next few days, with temperatures set to rise reaching up to 34°C in some areas of the archipelago.
We got a lot of comments and questions recently regarding the requirement to prove you have a minimum of 100 Euros per day in order to be allowed into Spain, a fact that has stirred up a lot of confusion and debate, so we'll try to explain the context, as this is not something new.
Starting from Tuesday, May 3rd, temperatures are expected to drop in the Canary Islands, with weak rain expected in some parts of the archipelago, accompanied by cloudy skies and in some areas by strong gusts of wind.
There have been a lot of reports lately regarding the six drinks rule for all-inclusive hotels in Spain, so obviously many visitors have been asking if this six drinks rule also applies to Tenerife, Gran Canaria and the Canaries in general.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update on Friday, April 22, there have been 1,040 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.
After the last weekend in the Canaries was marked by high temperatures and calima, this weekend it seems that the islands will get some light rain, but without any significant meteorological events.
The Ministry of Health has today updated the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health, with data as of April 20.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update on Tuesday, April 12, there have been 1,682 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.
As it was previously announced, today, April 19, is the reunion where it will officially be established that masks will stop being mandatory in indoor spaces in Spain.
Aemet has activated the yellow alert for strong wind in the Canary Islands, which will be in place on Tuesday and Wednesday as well.
The Canary Islands have closed 2021 with a record in terms of audiovisual filming. 155 productions have been filmed in the Canaries in 2021, including films, series, documentaries, shorts and animation, which left an investment of 98 million euros in the archipelago.
The calima has returned to the Canary Islands this Easter Sunday and in some places, the visibility was drastically reduced, but fortunately, this has not caused problems for air traffic, although it was a very busy day for Canarian airports.
The National Currency and Stamp Factory (FNMT) in Spain has issued a number of one million 2 Euro coins which are classed as a collector's items, depicting an image of Garajonay National Park in La Gomera, Canary Islands.
The Canary Islands expect to see a rise in temperatures ahead of Easter in 2022, as a mass of warm dry air from the African continent is starting to make its presence felt, although its effect will be more visible starting from Saturday.
The Ministry of Health has today updated the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health.
The Minister of Mobility and president of Titsa, Enrique Arriaga announced that the company is the first intercity transport company in Spain to implement the card payment system in the entire fleet of its vehicles.
National Geographic has published a list of the "40 Most beautiful beaches in the world" and a beach in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, is among the top 20 beaches in this top.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update on Friday there have been 773 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.
Aemet has published the weather forecast for Holy Week in the Canary Islands and it seems that the weather will be stable, with cloudy skies at the beginning of the week and temperatures on the rise towards Easter weekend.
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has activated the yellow alert for some of the Canary Islands starting from Monday evening, April 11th, warning about high waves in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The alert is valid from Monday at 6:00 pm and it covers the islands of Tenerife, La Palma and El Hierro, where strong waves up to 4 meters high are expected.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update on Tuesday there have been 869 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.
The Ministry of Health has today updated the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health. The island of La Palma drops to alert level 1, after the favorable evolution of data indicators.
For the third time in a decade, the winner of NASA's contest Tournament Earth, is an image from the Canary Islands, this time showing the volcanic eruption on La Palma.
The requirement to wear masks indoors in Spain will be eliminated just after Easter, it was just been announced today. This change will also apply in the Canary Islands, as the mask rules are currently the same throughout Spain.
Visitors no longer need to complete the health form when going to Spain if they have an EU certificate, or an EU equivalent certificate, from one of the countries that issue them (see the full list below).
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that since the last data update last Friday there have been 871 new COVID-19 cases registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the population group that is followed up after passing the acute phase of the pandemic.
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, highlights "the intense work that has been carried out in the last two years to increase air connectivity so he trusts that Tenerife will lead the archipelago's data "if the world situation stabilizes".
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has issued, this Saturday, a new warning for accumulated precipitation on the islands of La Palma, Tenerife (during tomorrow, Sunday, April 3) and Lanzarote (where it will be in force from Sunday at 9:00 p.m. until Monday at 4:00 a.m.).
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, following the new indicators included in the Coronavirus Surveillance and Control Strategy agreed by the Ministry of Health with the Autonomous Communities, reports that since the last update on Tuesday, 954 new cases of Covid-19 have been registered among people over 60 years of age, which is the target population group monitored now that the acute phase of the pandemic has passed.
The Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies, declares a Wind Alert situation in Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Gran Canaria from 06:00 on Sunday, 3 April.
The City Council of Antigua has announced on Thursday, March 31 that it has voted to resume the market in Caleta de Fuste, which has been suspended for approximately two years as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.
The change in the COVID-19 Surveillance and Control Strategy launched this week by the Ministry and the Autonomous Communities, establishes five risk levels (from 0 to 4) that range between controlled circulation, low, medium, high level and very high depending on the care pressure registered in each island.
The City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has finally announced the full schedule for Tenerife Carnival 2022 and this year the street parties will be celebrated once again!
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?
Intense rain has affected the island of La Palma this Monday morning, which has led to two flights being cancelled, one of them headed from La Palma to Tenerife and the other to Gran Canaria, plus other diverted flights and delays.
The yellow alert for wind, coastal phenomena and rain will continue on Monday throughout the islands in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, meaning Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro but also on the island of Gran Canaria (except for coastal phenomena).
A beach in Fuerteventura and one in Gran Canaria have been voted by Tripadvisor users and are now considered to be among the 25 Best Beaches in Europe in 2022.
Aemet, the State Meteorological Agency, has activated the yellow alert in the Canary Islands for rain and wind starting from noon on Saturday, March 26.
According to Aemet, this weekend the Canary Islands will be marked by meteorological instability, with rainfall and wind expected across the archipelago.
Since the announcement regarding the fact that local restrictions will be scrapped in the Canary Islands, there has been a lot of confusion in regards to which measures are to be scrapped and which measures will stay in place.
TUI Group held a meeting with the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands to talk about the expectations regarding the summer season in the archipelago.
The Cabildo de Gran Canaria, through its Ministry of the Environment, has created a new path that runs through the unique forest of red eucalyptus trees found at the bottom of the Barranco de San Miguel, in Valsequillo.
According to Aemet's forecast, this Wednesday cloudy skies will be predominant in the afternoon on the northern slopes in the archipelago.
The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has announced today that the Canary Islands will eliminate all restrictions this Thursday during the Governing Council reunion.
The Saharan dust continues to be present this Friday in the Canary Islands, being more intense in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and somewhat less notable in Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
The Government of the Canary Islands has updated the Alert Levels today, March 17, and all the islands will maintain their current alert levels this week.
After a few stormy days, Aemet has announced that from today, March 17, the Saharan dust will enter the Canary Islands archipelago, especially the oriental islands, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria but also Tenerife.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced that the Covid reports regarding new infections will only be published twice a week, starting from yesterday, March 15th.
Storm Celia has brought two days of adverse weather in the Canary Islands, with rain, strong wind gusts over 150 km/h and a constant wind speed of 120 km/h in Izaña in Tenerife and also snow and ice on the summits of Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria.
Aemet has extended the orange warning (significant risk) for strong winds and high waves in the Canary Islands, as a consequence of storm Celia, which has already caused some damage in parts of the archipelago.
According to Aemet, storm Celia will affect almost the entire peninsula and the Canary and Balearic archipelagos as well, with abundant rainfall and sometimes mud, strong winds and rough seas.
The effects of a DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels) will be felt starting from Monday in the Canaries, with a drop in temperatures and rain, especially in the north of the mountainous islands.
The yellow alert for coastal phenomena has been activated in the Canary Islands for this Saturday, March 12, based on Aemet's forecast and it specifically affects the islands of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and El Hierro, as well as the east and west of La Palma, north of Gran Canaria and north and the metropolitan area of Tenerife.
The Ministry of Health in Spain has reached an agreement with the autonomous communities in regards to a transitory monitoring system against COVID-19 that will continue to work on the detection of serious cases, possible increases in incidence and discovering new variants.
The Government of the Canary Islands has updated the Alert Levels today, March 10, and it was announced that Fuerteventura will drop to Level 2, while the rest of the islands will maintain their current alert levels.
The Cabildo de Lanzarote, through the Society for Foreign Promotion of Lanzarote (SPEL), has announced that they will intensify the promotional activity for the island for the upcoming summer season with actions that will be carried out over the coming weeks.
Aemet (The State Meteorological Agency) has announced that starting next Monday, March 14, the chances of rain in the Canary Islands will increase due to a low-pressure system located to the west and southwest of the Peninsula.
The City Council of Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura's capital, has announced that Los Pozos beach will have a new service for sunbeds and umbrellas in a few weeks, once it has been authorized by the Port Authority.
The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Natural Environment and Safety Management Area and the Environmental Volunteering Office, has supported a monitoring campaign of daytime butterflies in Tenerife between 2017 and 2021. This study has allowed them to obtain information on a total of 17,805 individuals of 25 different species. Out of the total of existing species on the island, specimens of at least 89% of them have been identified.
According to Aemet, the calima might return to the Canary Islands this week from Thursday, March 10, especially in the easternmost islands of the archipelago, which are closer to the African continent.
The Government of the Canary Islands has updated the Alert Levels today, March 3, and it was announced that Gran Canaria will move to Alert Level 3, while the rest of the islands will remain at their current level.
Aemet has just reactivated the alert for strong wind gusts in the Canary Islands, which will go into effect from Friday, March 4th and will be in place at least until the late hours of Saturday.
According to Aemet (The State Meteorological Agency), the weather will be cloudy with occasional rains on Thursday and Friday in the Canary Islands archipelago.
Aemet has extended the alert for strong winds in the Canary Islands archipelago with gusts of up to 90 km/h announced on the summits of the mountainous islands.
Aemet (The Meteorological State Agency) has issued an alert due to strong winds in El Hierro, La Gomera and the summits of La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria from 00:00 on Sunday, February 27th.
According to Aemet's forecast, the weather this weekend is likely to be characterized by rains, strong wind and even snow on the peaks of Tenerife and La Palma.
The Government of the Canary Islands has updated the Alert Levels today, February 24th, and it was announced that Tenerife will drop to Level 3, while Gran Canaria remains the only island still at Level 4.
The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, announced today in Parliament that the air capacity in 2022 already exceeds the pre-Covid numbers, with the estimate that by the end of the year the archipelago will welcome close to 15 million tourists.
Aemet announced that the presence of subtropical clouds could lead to storms in the vicinity of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, where there's a high probability of showers today, as well as of calima.
The Tourism Board for the Canary Islands will launch a campaign for two weeks on Instagram aimed at young people from the UK between 13 and 17 years of age who were only recently allowed back into Spain, since the requirement to be fully vaccinated was lifted for their age group.
This is one of the magical attractions of Tenerife during the winter months: you can enjoy the sunny weather in the South, while admiring the impressive silhouette of snow-covered Mt. Teide in the distance.
Due to the fact that Gran Canaria is still at level 4 and also based on the health recommendations of the Government of the Canary Islands, the decision has been made to postpone the carnival in Arucas this year.
This morning, both Tenerife and La Palma were affected by light snowfall as was predicted by Aemet, leading to the closure of two access roads towards Mt. Teide.
The alert for strong winds and strong waves has been extended by Aemet for all day Saturday and most of Sunday as well, covering the whole province of Tenerife, as well as Gran Canaria.
Weekly update in Alert Levels in the Canary Islands today, February 17th: Lanzarote drops to Level 2, the only island to change its alert level, while the rest of the Canaries stay at their current alert levels, but with eased restrictions.
Aemet (The State Meteorological Agency), announced today that there are increased chances of rain in the Canary Islands archipelago this weekend, due to an Atlantic front and the rise of a DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels), a meteorological phenomenon that is specific to the Iberic Peninsula and the Mediterranean.
Strong wind gusts that may exceed speeds of 60 - 70 km/h are expected in the Canary Islands on Tuesday, February 15th, especially during the second half of the day.
The Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Housing informed that the first container-type modular houses are being shipped from Galicia and will arrive in La Palma in the coming days in order to be allocated to the people who were affected by the volcanic eruption on La Palma.
AEMET has just published the monthly climatic report for the month of January, and according to the data, January 2022 was the 10th warmest in the last 100 years for all of Spain and the one with the highest daytime temperatures since 1961.
Although there has been no change in alert levels this week and all Canary Islands stay at their current level for one more week, the Government has decided to relax the rules and restrictions for each level, despite the fact that the hospital pressure continues to be high.
According to El Confidencial (online Spanish newspaper), the central Government in Madrid is finalizing details for a new order that will allow unvaccinated British kids over the age of 12 to enter the country without the Covid-19 vaccine.
Although it was hinted earlier this week that some of the Canary Islands might drop to a lower alert level today due to improved data, it was just officially announced that all the islands will maintain their current alert levels unchanged for another week.
The forecasted temperatures for this Thursday in the Canary Islands are above normal for this time of the year, with a maximum of 27°C in both Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the two largest cities in the archipelago.
In a statement today, Ángel Víctor Torres, the President of the Canary Islands, has announced that it is probable that some of the islands will be moved to a lower alert level this week.
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, highlights that "the island is consolidated as a top destination for international audiovisual filming after the situation caused by the pandemic in 2020".
Aemet has issued a yellow level warning due to probable strong wind gusts from the southeast on the western slopes of the easternmost islands, and on the summits and western and northern slopes of Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Gomera.
After it was announced on Friday by the Minister of Health, Carlina Darias, that the end of mandatory masks outdoors is near, today the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System (CISNS) has approved the removal of this rule.
The City Council of La Oliva has announced that the Portuguese man o' war, a dangerous type of siphonophores (not really a jellyfish), has been encountered at Corralejo Grandes Playas in Fuerteventura.
The Government of Spain will sign next Tuesday a Decree that will end the mandatory use of the mask outdoors, after it was imposed again on December 24th, when the number of new infections began to rise again due to the new Omicron variant.
The Government Council of the Canary Islands, ratified the order of the Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, by which, given the pronounced decrease in the Cumulative Incidence experienced in recent weeks, revokes the mandatory use of the COVID certificate on islands that are at alert levels 3 and 4. In this way, the use of this document would become voluntary at all alert levels.
It was just announced today, February 3, that La Palma will go down to Alert Level 3 (from Alert Level 4), while the rest of the Canary Islands will maintain their current alert level.
It seems that the calima will continue to affect the Canary Islands over the next few days, especially the eastern islands more, like Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and also Gran Canaria.
The City Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has requested on Monday that the service of sunbeds and umbrellas on Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas be resumed, after being suspended since March 14, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cabildo de Fuertevenura announced that only in the last four months, more than 4,500 kilograms of sand, stones, shells and rhodoliths have been confiscated at the airport.
According to Aemet, the rainfall will start in El Hierro on Tuesday night, moving then towards La Palma, La Gomera and Tenerife.
The yellow warning alert for calima continues to be active in the Canary Islands this Sunday, with the suspended dust being more intense in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria.
The weather has been really crazy today in the Canary Islands, with a mix of calima, hail, heavy rain and snow, happening in different areas of the archipelago at different moments of the day, showing once again how different the microclimates can be.
According to Aemet's predictions, the calima will return to some of the Canary Islands this afternoon, after only a few days of absence, which have also brought precipitations to various areas of the archipelago, either in the form of rain or snow.
During the last two days, some parts of the Canary Islands have experienced a lot of (much needed) rain, as well as snow on the summits of Tenerife and La Palma, the islands with the highest altitudes in the archipelago.
It was just announced today, January 27th, that La Gomera will move to Alert Level 3, while the other islands will remain at their current levels.
Just like Aemet predicted, the DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels) has brought to the Canary Islands precipitation in the forms of rainfall in some areas like La Laguna, Santa Cruz in Tenerife, while at high altitudes in both La Palma and Tenerife the precipitation came in the form of snow.
The occupation figures for holiday rentals in the Canary Islands, Spain's popular destination for winter sun, are situated between 70 and 80% at the start of 2022, as announced by Javier Valentín, vice president of the Canarian Association of Holiday Homes (Asociación Canaria del Alquiler Vacacional).
According to Aemet, the Canary Islands will experience increased instability with possible moderate rainfall on the northern slopes of the mountainous islands.
The first indicators of connectivity for the summer reflect a clear recovery for the Canary Islands to exceed pre-Covid levels. At the moment, the supply of air seats for the summer season, which begins in April and lasts until October, is 3.7% higher than in the summer of 2019.
It was just announced today, January 20th, that El Hierro will move to Alert Level 3, while the other islands will remain at their current levels.
All the Canary Islands, except for El Hierro, are still on a yellow warning alert this Thursday due to either calima, heavy rain, or strong winds.
The Canary Islands inaugurated their pavilion at Fitur 2022 International Tourism Fair in Madrid, announcing the recovery of more than 50% of their tourist activity in 2021 and the forecast that in 2022 this will reach 90%.
According to Aemet's forecast, on Wednesday, January 19, the calima will return to the Canary Islands after only a short break that followed the intense episode that happened during the weekend.
It was just announced today, January 18th, that the islands of Gran Canaria and La Palma will move to Alert Level 4 starting from Saturday, January 22.
The mayor of Santa Cruz, José Manuel Bermúdez, has announced that the authorities, together with the groups participating in the carnival, have decided to postpone the celebration of events until summe ...
After a few days of intense calima, the rain will pour over the Canary Islands to wash away the sand that loomed over the archipelago persistently in what was seen as an event of significant proportions.
The Government of the Canary Islands has issued a Wind Alert for the islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and Tenerife starting from 0.00 am on January 16. The rest of the Archipelago remains in a pre-alert situation.
Just as it was announced by Aemet, the usually sunny blue sky of the Canary Islands has been covered by the Saharan dust this afternoon, January 14th, 2022.
Another episode of calima was announced by Aemet for this weekend in the Canary Islands, starting from this Friday, January 14th and accompanied by strong gusts of wind.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands announced today, January 13th, that all the Canary Islands will maintain their current alert levels.
The mayor of Las Palmas, Augusto Hidalgo, has announced on Wednesday, January 12th, that this year's carnival in the capital will be delayed for two weeks.
Weather prediction in the Canary Islands - Thursday, 13 January 2022 According to Aemet's forecast, on Thursday, January 13th, the temperatures will slightly rise in the Canary Islands, although some intervals of clouds might be possible.
Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival is a unique type of event in all the Canary Islands, which is celebrated with a lot of "soul" on the beach in San Agustin, close to Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles.
Weather prediction in the Canary Islands - 11 January 2022 According to Aemet, this Tuesday the sky will be predominantly clear, with few cloudy intervals.
Aemet Canarias has issued an alert warning about the presence of Saharan dust in suspension over the Canary Islands this Sunday, January 9, 2022.
It was announced yesterday that due to a rise in new infections Tenerife will go up to Level 4, which means more restrictions, although the measures have been revised by the Government, by taking into account the high level of vaccination that exists now in the Canary Islands, as compared to the previous times when Level 4 was in place in the archipelago.
There is a weekly review on Thursdays for the Alert Levels in the Canary Islands, which are established based on the number of new cases, hospital pressure and other factors. A higher level usually means more restrictions in place (level 4 is the maximum level and level 1 is the minimum level).
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, January 7th, the health alert levels: Tenerife moves to Alert Level 4 (the highest alert level, with most restrictions), while Lanzarote and La Palma move to Alert Level 3.
The Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) has just announced that it does not authorize the curfew requested by the local Government for the NYE night, the night of 2nd of January and the Reyes night.
The Government of the Canary Islands agreed at the meeting held today to limit private reunions to 10 people, except for cohabitants, both in open and closed spaces, during the days of December 31 and January 1st on the islands that are at alert levels 2 and 3, while also recommending that all participants have the full vaccination scheme.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, December 29, the health alert levels: El Hierro and Lanzarote (including also La Graciosa) move to Alert Level 2, while the rest of the islands stay at their current alert levels.
It was just announced that the Government of the Canary Islands has requested today from the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) to ratify a night curfew on islands placed at levels 2 and 3 on New Year's Eve and on Three Kings night.
It was officially announced today that the volcanic eruption of La Palma that began on September 19 at 3.11 p.m. in the Cumbre Vieja area has ended on December 13 at 10:21 p.m., which means that the volcano has erupted for 85 days and 8 hours, which makes it the longest eruption since historical data about eruptions have been recorded on the island.
The Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) has decided to ratify the implementation of the COVID certificate in the Canary Islands, which means that its use will be mandatory, for all sectors that are subject to capacity restrictions or schedules on the islands that are at alert levels 3 and 4.
Strong waves came crashing into the coastal road in Garachico, Tenerife, in the early hours of Friday, December 24th, leaving residents scared and surprised, as there had been no warning that such phenomena were expected.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, December 23, the health alert levels: Tenerife and Gran Canaria both stay at Alert Level 3, despite the increase in the number of new cases, while La Gomera moves to Alert Level 2.
After yesterday's announcement, today a new decree was approved by the Council of Ministers regarding the use of masks, which means that mask-wearing outdoors will be once again mandatory in Spain starting from Friday, December 24th.
It was announced today that wearing masks outdoors in Spain will be once again mandatory, starting from Friday, December 24th.
The Deputy Minister of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands, Antonio Olivera, announced this afternoon, that the regional Executive established a limit of a maximum of ten people (non-cohabitants) who meet in a private environment during the days 24 and 25 December. This limit is set in the case of islands at levels 2 and 3.
The new restrictions imposed on travel from the UK prevent children between the ages of 12 and 17 from entering Spain because they don't have yet the full vaccination scheme, while children from other countries such as Germany or Sweden are allowed to enter with a test.
Yesterday was announced that the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria will move to alert level 3 from Saturday due to a high increase in the number of new cases, while La Palma will move to level 2.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, December 16, the health alert levels: Tenerife and Gran Canaria both move to Alert Level 3, La Palma moves to Alert Level 2, while the other islands will maintain their current alert levels.
These are the new closing times in the Canary Islands, after the extension that allowed the increase of closing times, capacities, and group sizes set on September 30th has come to an end on December 15th.
According to the Institute of Volcanology of the Canary Islands, the volcanic tremor has disappeared since Monday night at around 9:00 p.m., which is the longest period of inactivity since the eruption began on September 19.
Due to high levels of air quality in sulfur dioxide, the authorities in La Palma had to order yesterday the confinement of the population in the municipalities of Los Llanos de Aridane, El Paso and Tazacorte.
According to Aemet, a storm is approaching the Canary Islands archipelago this week, and the first island affected will be La Palma starting from Tuesday. The storm will reach the rest of the islands in the next few hours or possibly on Wednesday.
The current volcanic eruption on La Palma started on September 19th and at that moment probably no one thought that it will last this long, surpassing the previous longest eruption known to happen on the island.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today the health alert levels with consolidated data as of December 9, on the evolution of health indicators for COVID-19, which are rising to the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria at level 2.
Friday, December 10th, is the first day when the Covid certificate comes into effect in the Canary Islands and establishments can request it in order to allow customers to enter their premises.
At the press conference held today, Antonio Olivera, vice-counselor of the Presidency, has informed that a definitive announcement of the new alert levels will take place tomorrow, but he confirmed that based on the current data both Tenerife and Gran Canaria will go to Level 2.
The State Meteorological Agency ( Aemet ) has activated for this Thursday the yellow warning (risk) due to wind and strong waves, especially in the afternoon and evening, across all the Canary Islands.
According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), it is expected that from December 9th the Canary Islands archipelago will experience widespread rainfall in practically the entire territory.
It was just announced that travellers going to the UK will be required to have a Covid test before their departure in an effort to limit the spread of the new Omicron variant.
It was announced that the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TJSC) has ratified today, December 4th, the measure proposed by the Canary Islands Government, which would allow establishments to ask for the Covid certificate in order to accede to their premises.
The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands has launched a new tourism campaign under the slogan 'Take a break in the best climate in the world', planning to attract a segment of visitors that reduces dependence on air connectivity and encourages a more sustainable consumption of resources.
Since the start of the volcanic eruption, a lot of roads on La Palma have been destroyed or cut off by the lava, so for some local farmers, it has become impossible to get to their plantations.
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today, December 2nd, the health alert levels, with consolidated data as of December 1: Fuerteventura moves up at level 3, while Lanzarote goes down to level 1 (including La Graciosa).
La Palma airport has once again reopened for commercial flights on Saturday, after being closed since November 20.
Spain has announced stricter entry rules as of December 1: people from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland will only be permitted entry if they have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and not with negative tests or proof of having overcome the disease.
Las Manchas cemetery, a solar farm, and also several other houses have sadly been destroyed after the reopening of an eruptive fissure on the eastern side of the main cone of the volcano in La Palma.
ALDI has announced yesterday that it plans to start operations in the Canary Islands starting from the second half of 2022, while at the moment the company is building its first logistics platform in the archipelago, in Gran Canaria, in the area of Arinaga.
As the volcanic eruption on La Palma continues, the island has been the scene of some unique occurrences recently, when a new eruptive mouth opened up from under a house.
As it was predicted by AEMET, the Canary Islands are experiencing the first heavy rains of the season and on the island of Tenerife, it's also expected to snow at high altitudes.
According to a statement by the President of the Government of Canary Islands, in an interview for Radio Marca Tenerife, this week there will be no changes in alert levels in the aechipelago.
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has updated the heavy rain alert in the case of Tenerife, La Gomera and La Palma from yellow to orange for tomorrow, November 26.
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has announced that it has activated a yellow warning alert for heavy rains also on the islands of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has announced that it has activated a yellow warning alert for heavy rains on the islands of Tenerife and La Palma.
The Government of the Canary Islands ordered the confinement of residents living in Tazacorte, San Borondón and the area of El Cardón up to the Camino los Palomares, due to the arrival of the lava that had advanced for days between the mountains of Todoque and La Laguna.
The Government of the Canary Islands announced yesterday that starting from December 1 national passengers entering the Canary Islands from other communities in Spain, by air or sea, will need to show either the COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a diagnostic test of negative active infection or the certificate of having surpassed the disease less than 6 months before the date of arrival.
The Deputy Minister of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands, Antonio Olivera, announced this Thursday that the Governing Council has agreed that the "Covid certificate" will be introduced as a requirement for certain activities in the archipelago.
The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, November 18, that the island of Lanzarote will go back to Alert level 2, while the rest of the islands will maintain their current alert levels for one more week.
The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands wants to promote the archipelago among travelers from European countries who are interested in exploring new landscapes and trying new experiences and who are looking to visit authentic places, where traditions are still alive.
It was announced yesterday, November 11th, that due to a rise in the number of new infections Fuerteventura will go back to alert level 2, while the rest of the Canary Islands will remain at level 1.
The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, November 11, that the island of Fuerteventura will go back to Alert level 2, while the rest of the islands continue for another week at alert level 1 (level 1 is considered as the "green traffic light").
These four air connections are part of the total of 13 new routes that Ryanair, Vueling, Wizzair, Jet2 and Lufthansa have included in their winter schedule for the upcoming season.
The carnivals are returning to Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands in general, after a long absence due to the pandemic. Gran Tarajal has announced the dates and theme for the 2022 edition of the carnival.
The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, announced that between November and January, 622 ships with 1.5 million seats are expected to arrive in the archipelago.
The XXIII edition of the World Cheese Awards, held in Oviedo, has brought to the Canary Islands 41 awards for different types of cheeses, 18 more than in the previous edition, held in 2019. The winning samples have competed against another 4,038 that have come from 45 countries around the world and they have been evaluated by a jury made up of more than 250 people.
The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, November 4, that all the Canary Islands will remain at alert level 1 for the third consecutive week.
Fuerteventura shows the second-largest increase in the Canary Islands in terms of tourism demand from the British market. Airlines and tour operators also agree that the island is a favorite choice for Brits during the winter season.
Fred Olsen announced they will stop operating between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura between November 3 and November 10 (both days included), resuming its usual service from the 11th of that same month.
Monday is a public holiday in the Canary Islands, so with a long weekend ahead, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, the director of Pevolcan, has announced that there will be buses running to take tourists to see the volcanic eruption happening in La Palma.
The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, October 28, that all the Canary Islands will remain at alert level 1 for another week, although the cumulative incidence at 7 days increased by 46.3% compared to the previous week.
This year the 3rd edition of the Festival de la Tapa will take place in the municipality of Antigua in Fuerteventura, and over 20 restaurants will participate in the 2021 edition of the event.
The Canary Islands tourism board will participate in the World Travel Market (WTM), where they will present a mobile app optimized for visitors to learn more information about the islands.
The Maxorata Pimentón Curado cheese has won the first prize for the category of cured goat cheeses in the 11th edition of the GourmetQuesos Championship, held at Madrid Gourmet Show.
The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, October 21, that all the Canary Islands will stay at alert level 1 due to their good epidemiological indicators.
Last night, more people had to evacuate their homes on La Palma due to the lava flow advancing towards their homes on its way to the sea.
Since Thursday, October 14th, all the islands in the Canary Islands archipelago are now placed at alert level 1 in terms of Covid restrictions, which is the lowest level and it's based on the low infection rate.
According to David Calvo, the spokesperson for the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan), in a declaration for EFE today, the second lava flow will reach the sea in just a few hours, as the eruption continues at a fast pace.
Starting from Monday, October 18th, the bus service between Tenerife South Airport (Reina Sofía airport) and Costa Adeje is operational again, after being shut due to the pandemic and lack of tourists coming over.
Great news for the tourism industry in Tenerife: United Airlines has announced that it will launch a direct route between New York and Tenerife, starting from mid-2022.
The Government of the Canary Islands has announced that it is temporarily suspending, in principle until January 31, 2022, the obligation to show a covid certificate, a negative test, or proof of having had the disease in the last six months in order to stay in a hotel.
The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, October 14th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Fuerteventura from level 2 to level 1. This is the only change in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.
The two-story Hop-on Hop-off buses in the capital of Gran Canaria will start running again from next Friday, October 15. For the first weekend, the company will offer a special discount for Canarian residents.
Since Saturday, when the north part of the volcanic cone collapsed, the eruptive activity of the volcano has increased and the lava is now more fluid so it flows quicker and keeps destroying more areas and buildings.
The Government of the Canary Islands has announced the expansion of the maximum capacity allowed for islands placed at alert levels 1 and 2, which are the levels at which all the islands are already found.
The city council of La Oliva has announced that there have been sightings of Blue Sea Dragons on the beaches near Corralejo, so people should be extremely careful when going in the sea, because their sting can be dangerous.
The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, October 7th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Tenerife from level 2 to level 1. This ise the only change in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.
According to PEVOLCA, the data on seismicity, geochemistry and deformation indicate that the end of the volcano's eruption in La Palma is not near, so people should be prepared for more days of continuous eruption still.
PEVOLCA announced that there are now two more eruptive mouths in La Palma, so there's a new lava flow that could merge at some point with the other initial lava stream.
The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, September 30th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Fuerteventura from level 3 to level 2 and in the case of Gran Canaria from level 2 to level 1. These are the only changes in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.
The coast of Jandía will be the location of the semifinals of the Kitefoil World Series in 2021, which will be held for the first time in Fuerteventura between November 23 and 27.
The lava from the eruption on La Palma has destroyed a lot of land and homes on its way to the sea, but since reaching the sea it has started to accumulate and it's now making the island of La Palma grow.
Last night, 10 days after the eruption on La Palma had started, the lava flow reached the sea at around 11:03 pm Canarian time.
Although the volcanic eruption in La Palma is still continuing with its strombolian characteristics, currently it has a more effusive character compared to the previous days and the air traffic between La Palma, Tenerife and La Gomera could be affected by the ash cloud tomorrow.
The Councilor for Markets in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, María Ángeles Rodríguez, has announced the market in Maspalomas will resume its activity on Friday, October 1.
The eruption started on the island of La Palma on Sunday, September 19th and on Monday, September 27th, the volcano took a break for a few hours, while people were getting their hopes up that this could be the end of the disaster.
The municipality of Tuineje, in Fuerteventura, partially hosted the filming of "Foundation", Apple TV's new science fiction series.
This is a short updated published by INVOLCAN (Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias / Canary Islands Volcanology Institute).
The Technical Director of PEVOLCA, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, reports that yesterday after 7:00 p.m., the central area of Todoque, in the municipality of Los llanos de Aridane, has been overtaken by the lava flow of the volcano, crossing the LP-213 highway.
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.
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 ...
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.