San Bartolomé Mayor Dies

The popular mayor of San Bartolomé, Alexis Tejera, died this week at the age of 39. It’s only been a month since he announced that he was suffering from ALS. Alexis had been the mayor of the municipality he was born in since 2019. He leaves a wife and young son behind. The Cabildo has declared a day of mourning on the island.

Lanzarote Moves To Level 2 Of Restrictions

Lanzarote will move to Level 2 of Covid restrictions. with effect from Monday 22nd November at 0800. This is due to an increase in infections on the island and in numbers in hospital. There are currently 10 people in hospital with Covid on the island. Lanzarote joins Fuerteventura on level 2, all other islands remain on level 1.

Canaries To Require Covid Pass For National Visitors

The Canaries will once again require travellers arriving from other parts of Spain to either be fully vaccinated, or to have a COVID test – this will take effect on 1st December. The Canarian government are also looking into a raft of other measures

Devils To Be Renovated

The famous Timanfaya “devils” which can be seen in various parts of the national park, will undergo a renovation over the next few weeks. The six devils will have the wood replaced or repainted, and the stone supports will be strengthened and tidied up.

New Submarine Cable Between Lanzarote And Fuerteventura

A new 14.5 KM cable is being put in place between Playa Blanca and Corralejo, and it will enable higher capacity between the islands, which operate a single grid system. The cable will be laid by a specialist ship, Leonardo da Vinci, which arrived into the port of Arrecife this week.

Covid Insurance Cover Changes

The Canary Island’s Covid insurance scheme, which provides visitors, staying in registered tourist accommodation, with free cover if they contract covid while visiting the islands has been changed. Hoping forward, this cover will only be given to those fully vaccinated.

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