Entries by Shay

Amber confirmed

The UK kept Spain and the Canaries on its amber list yesterday, meaning that travellers returning to the UK (and Spanish residents who are double.-vaccinated) will no longer have to quarantine and will only have to take a Day 2 test.

Work out to help out!

12 workouts in 12 hours – that’s the charity challenge Stacey Lee and Kat Leeman from the Ministry of Fitness will be taking on this Friday at the Dolphin Inn in Costa Teguise, and you’re invited to join in!

Bonito Listado

The tuna you get in tins is usually skipjack tuna, known here as bonito listado. But on Lanzarote the fresh fish, line- caught locally, is available right now at incredible prices.

On the road to recovery

As the amount of Covid cases registered nationally continues to fall, Spain now appears to be getting over the worst of the “fifth wave” of Covid, which has largely been caused by the Delta, or Indian, strain of the coronavirus.

Cat Control

A new project aims to bring together animal welfare groups, conservationists and the general population in order to tackle the enduring problem of feral cats on Lanzarote and La Graciosa. We met Carmen Portela, of Lanzarote’s Desert Watch association, Emma Clifford of the Animal Balance organisation and Dr. John Boone, Research Director of the Great Basin Bird Observatory in Reno, NV, USA, and consultant to Humane Society of the United States.

The President is coming

The President of Spain’s government, Pedro Sánchez, is due to arrive on Lanzarote tomorrow. He will spend his summer holiday at the “King’s House” of La Mareta near Costa Teguise with his wife Begoña Gómez; their daughters Carlota and Ainhoa and the family dog Turca.

Eye on Arrecife

Armando Santana is Arrecife’s councillor for Tourism, Commerce and Industry, and is one the most visible members of the capital’s ruling group. He spoke to us about how Arrecife has survived the pandemic and ambitious plans for the future of Lanzarote’s only city, which is home to almost half of the island’s population.

Vaccines without appointment

The Canary Islands are offering Covid vaccines on a first-come first-served basis to anyone over the age of 12. On Lanzarote, anyone interested can turn up at the health centre in Valterra between the hours of 1 pm and 5pm from Monday to Sunday, and they will be assigned a number. Vaccines will be administered as long as stocks last.

The Crucial Test

Lanzarote in August will be a testing ground, as British and Irish tourists finally start to return at a time when the delta variant is gaining ground throughout Europe.