12 to 17 Year Olds No Longer Require Vaccinations To Enter Spain

Effective Monday 14th February, 12 to 17 year olds from countries outside the EU will no longer need to be fully vaccinated to travel to Spain. They can do so with a PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival.

Outdoor Mask Wearing Ends In Spain

As of 10th February, there is no longer a requirement to wear masks outdoors in Spain, as long as it’s possible to maintain 1.5 metres of social distance. Masks remain compulsory in public indoor establishments and on public transport.

Lanzarote Remains At Level 3, But……

All islands remained at their current levels of Covid restrictions in Thursday’s update. However, each level has new, more relaxed rules. Effectively Level 3 now has the same rules around capacity and opening times as Level 2 did previously.

Welcome To Eden To Premier On Netflix In April

The Spanish language film, much of which was shot in Lanzarote, will premier on Netflix in April.

1.1 Million Tourists In 2021

Lanzarote finished 2021 having welcomed 1.1 million tourist to the island, a substantial increase on 2020, but well down on pre-pandemic levels. UK visitors totalled 339.875, and visitors from the Spanish peninsular showed huge growth to total 283,078.

Yellow Alert For High Winds On Tuesday

AEMT has issued a yellow alert for winds of up to 70kmh from 1100 until 1700 this Tuesday. The Trade Winds are expected to return on Saturday, which will clear the calima and reduce temperatures to more normal for this time of year.

Man Dies In Fall At Volcan de la Corona

The body of a 29 year old tourist from Madrid was found in Volcan de la Corona on Monday afternoon, after a search instigated by his father who had been unable to contact him. The police search first located his hire car, and later, his body. It’s felt he must have fallen while walking in the area.

Haria Town Hall Turns 100

The town hall, or Ayuntamiento of Haria, turns 100 this week. Until 1922, the council met in the sociedad La Tegala. Haria was the first municipality of Lanzarote to have a dedicated building for council meetings,

New Check In Counters For Terminal 2

New check in counters to match the type in T1, will be installed in T2 in the coming months to make processing passengers faster. The work will be done overnight to prevent delays while it is in progress.

Costa Teguise Mayor Working On Demolition

Following last week’s story that Mayor of Teguise, Oswaldo Betancort, faces possible fines for failing to arrange the demolition of one the “skeleton” buildings in Costa Teguise, he has replied to the court saying it was a lack of personnel that has prevented the demolition order being carried out, and he has asked for a further two months to arrange it.

Puerto del Carmen Carnival Theme Announced

Puerto del Carmen’s carnival will take place from 3rd to 6th March this year, and the theme will be “Super Heroes.”

Restoration Of Plaza Las Palmas

The plaza in the centre of Arrecife and by the Church of San Ginés will undergo a restoration in the coming months. The plaza was originally created by César Manrique and was his first architectural work in the 1950’s. The aim is to restore it to match the original design.

Costa Teguise Sun Beds Finally Out To Tender

Costa Teguise should see the return of sunbeds and umbrellas on the beaches in the next few weeks, after the Ayuntamiento put the new contract out to tender this week. Under the tender 460 beds are planned for Playa Las Cucharas, 100 for Playa Bastián, and 20 for Playa Jablillo. Costa Teguise’s beaches have been without them since the pandemic started.

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