Canaries News

Weather agency Aemet has issued yellow and amber weather warnings across the country for extreme heat for today and tomorrow. Temperatures in excess of 39 ºC are forecast for the next few days after a warm front made its way across Spain. The elderly, infirm and infants are being advised to remain indoors where possible, […]

Norwegian Airlines has restarted its services to the Canaries at the weekend, with the first flight arriving at Gran Canaria on Saturday afternoon. The market leader for the Scandinavian region will now operate a weekly service between Las Palmas and Oslo as part of its reintroduction of services in Spain. Last Wednesday saw flights return […]

The region of Asturias has declared that it is free at the moment of the coronavirus. Health authorities in the region have said they believe that due to there being no new cases reported in the region over the last fortnight, that there is a possibility that the region is without any current infections. The […]

The island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands is to be the test bed for a new national smartphone app that will track infections. Tests are to run from the 26th June until the 16th July which will simulate a pandemic on the island to evaluate it’s systems. The cabinet approved the contract with […]

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have visited Tenerife as part of a trip to discover how the island is introducing control measures against the pandemic, whilst also being shown around part of the regions agricultural sector. The Royals were shown the measures in place at Tenerife South Reina Sofia airport, where checks are in […]

A crew member has died and two others have been seriously injured in an incident at the port of Santa Cruz in Tenerife. The 30-year-old Russian national was killed after a shipping container fell on him whilst loading a Trasmediterránea ferry. Emergency services confirmed the man was dead at the scene. Tributes have been paid […]

Package holiday company TUI will start flying in the next three weeks, it has announced, in a significant boost for the travel sector. The operator said it will be serving a number of destinations across Spain from the 11th July. Tenerife and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands and Mallorca and Ibiza in the Balearics are […]

Coronavirus tests on immigrants who have arrived by boat in the Canaries has seen 14 positive cases on the last boat that arrived. Coast guards rescued 39 people off of the coast of Fuerteventura on Sunday, all of whom have been tested and placed into quarantine. The number of people on the boat who tested […]

British holidaymakers may be stopped travelling to Spain because of the UK’s rate of infection. Tourism minister Maria Reyes Maroto has said that the UK must improve its handling of the coronavirus crisis and the infection rate before restrictions on arrivals from the UK are lifted. Germany and Nordic countries are likely to be first […]

An investigation has been launched after a man who had tested positive for Covid-19 flew to Lanzarote. Another passenger on board, who was found to have a fever upon arrival at the Canaries has tested negative. All passengers on board the flight from Madrid to Lanzarote spent the weekend in quarantine, however all on board […]


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