Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 5

Mask Wearing Ends On Public Transport On 7th February

The government has announced an end to the compulsory wearing of masks on public transport. They will still be required in pharmacies, in hospitals and old people’s homes. The health minister stressed that going forward, if people are suffering from cold or flu like symptoms they should continue to wear masks on public transport, out of respect for others.

Nazaret Road Finally Open!

The LZ405 from Nazaret, which joins the main road between Teguise and San Bartolomé opened this week after a series of delays.

Extra Flights For Carnival

Binter Canarias has announced an extra 200 flights during the period of carnival in the islands, starting next month, and to allow people to travel between the islands to enjoy carnival with friends and family on other islands.

Aldi Opening Next Month

German supermarket giant Aldi will be opening their first branch in Lanzarote on 22nd February. The new store is at Rambla Medular 58 in Arrecife and will have 71 parking spaces.

“Consume Lanzarote” Scheme Back for 2023

Following the success of last year’s scheme, Consume Lanzarote will return in 2023 and will be available from 1st March to 31st May. Residents will be able to buy pre-pried debit cards, which will be topped up with a subsidy from The Cabildo, and then used to purchase locally produced goods in participating shops. Cards to the value of €60 can be purchased, but will cost the consumer €30. We’ll have full details in the coming days.

Another Irish Award For Lanzarote

Lanzarote regularly wins awards from Irish visitors, as we’re the top destination for Irish tourists. The latest was announced this week, when readers voted Lanzarote as the best “Fly and Flop Destination.”

Protest Against Proposed New Desalination Plant

Around 300 people staged a protest in La Santa at the weekend against the proposed new desalination plant for the area, which they claim will create a high level of salt being discharged into the ocean, affecting marine life in the area.

Olympic Sailors In Playa Blanca

For the third year running, sailors destined to compete at the Paris Olympics in 2024 are training and racing in Playa Blanca, out of Marina Rubicon currently. Around 500 sailors from 36 different countries are staying in the resort.

We’ll add more news as it comes in this week……

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