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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 […]

La Graciosa, La Gomera and El Hierro in the Canary Islands, and Formentera in the Balearic Islands, will enter phase 3 of the de-escalation plan today, then penultimate step before returning to a new normality. The rest of the country remains on either phase 2 or 1. 70% of the country has now advanced to […]

The Bank of Spain has said it forecasts the Canaries, the Balearics, the Basque region and Madrid to be the most affected by the economic fall out from the coronavirus pandemic. In a paper published by the national bank, it says these regions are most at risk due to their dependencies on tourism, vehicle manufacturing […]

Minister of Education of the Government of the Canary Islands, María José Guerra, has resigned from her position following on from disagreements concerning educational establishments de-escalation measures in the archipelago. Yesterday she wrote to regional president Ángel Víctor Torres, confirming she was leaving her role. This is the second resignation since the start of the […]

A virtual concert held in Lanzarote last weekend raised over €50,000 for a volunteer emergency service based in Lanzarote. Musicians from across the islands took part in a concert to raise money[icon name=”external-link” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] for the Emerlan emergency service who provide medical help and food for families struggling on the island. After finally counting […]

The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has announced the areas that will change phases on Monday 18th May. In a press conference this afternoon he announced that the following regions will move from phase 0 to phase 1: Malaga Granada All of Comunidad Valenciana Some areas of Castilla y León All of Cataluña *except* The […]

Large parts of the country move into phase 1 of the de-escalation plan today after 57 days of lockdown, as part of the return to a new normality. The Canary Islands and parts of the Costa Blanca join 12 other regions moving to the first phase of the easing of restrictions. Whilst the region of […]

Musicians in Lanzarote are coming together this weekend to raise money for a local charity that has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday from noon, artists from across the island will be holding a virtual concert as part of Lanzarote musicians unite. Live Facebook Concert One of the event organisers, David Timmons said […]

The Canarian islands of La Graciosa, El Hierro and La Gomera and the Balearic island of Formentera have become the first place in Spain to move into phase 1 of the de-escalation measures. People can now meet in groups of 10, as well as some measures concerning transportation being relaxed. As with the rest of […]