Vaccinated Visitors From England Will No Longer Have To Self Isolate Returning Home

England’s transport minister announced today that from 19th July, people who are fully vaccinated and anyone under 18 years of age, will no longer have to self isolate on return from amber listed countries. This opens up The Canary Islands, which are currently amber to many British holiday makers ready to come over during the summer.

However, this only applied to people who have received their jabs in the UK, so currently EU citizens, or British citizens who live outside the UK will still need to self isolate for ten days when travelling there from Amber countries.

Read more: What tests do I need to come to Lanzarote?

Sporting Weekend for Lanzarote

Lanzarote enjoyed a very sporty weekend last week, with Ironman Lanzarote and the Ocean kayak world championships taking place on the island. Both were run in very hot and windy conditions, providing a typically Canarian challenge for the participants. Read more about Ironman.

EU Wide Prescription Service Will Be Open To Canary Islands Residents

A new EU scheme, which connects pharmacies across the region will mean that from 2022, residents of EU countries will be able to get prescriptions fulfilled in other country’s pharmacies. The programme has been piloted in The Canaries and several other regions of Spain, as well as in Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Finland and will now move into the implementation phase.

Controlled Explosion In Haria

Guardia Civil bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion of an 81MM mortar shell found by a member of the public close to Mirador de Haria at the weekend. The shell was in very poor condition and may have been there since the second world war.

More Than 70,000 Register For Tourist Payment

More than 70,000 residents of The Canaries have registered for the lottery to win 50,000 lots of €200 towards a holiday stay in one of the islands’ hotels in the first few days that the scheme was open.

Lanzarote Starts To Vaccinate 12 to 19 Year Olds

Lanzarote’s successful vaccination programme has now started giving vaccinations to the final group, those aged 12 to 19 years. The island should reach group immunity, with more than 70% of the population fully vaccinated with two doses, this month. La Graciosa has already achieved 100% of the population fully vaccinated.

Teguise Market Has Best Weekend Of The Year

More than 4.500 people visited Teguise market last Sunday, a significantly higher number than on any Sunday since the pandemic began, and a reflection of the increased number of tourists on the island.

Zapatero In Lanzarote For The Summer

Former Prime Minister of Spain José Luis Zapatero is coming to Lanzarote this month. He will spend the summer at his home in the Famara Bungalows.

Delta Variant Not Present In Lanzarote

Lanzarote’s head of track and trace has confirmed the Delta variant is not yet present on the island. Cases here remain low, although Delta is present in Tenerife and Gran Canaria, where they are rising.

Teguise Windmill Restoration Complete

La Molina de Teguise has been re-opened following an extensive renovation. It’s well worth visit, as the work has been done to a very high standard. The project cost €77,000 and was funded by The Cabildo.

Excellent Month For Wine Makers

Wien makers on the island bottled more than a million bottles of wine – a significantly higher figure than in June 2018 or 2019. This is a reflection of the new marketing channels they are using, and the awards recently wine by several wineries, and which has increased the market profile of Lanzarote wine.

Wind Alert For Thursday

Winds gusting at up too 70KMH are being predicted for Thursday this week, affecting especially Arrecife, Tinajo, Tias and Yaiza.

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