Entries by Shay

Quarantine to be lifted on July 1st

Spain will lift its 14-day quarantine requirement on foreign visits on July 1st, clearing the way for a return of foreign tourism. The decision was made yesterday at a ministerial meeting which included the Vice President of Spain’s government, Teresa Ribera, and followed criticism by France’s  minister, Elisabeth Borne, who recently told French visitors not […]


Spain’s lockdown started with a rush to buy staples such as pasta and rice. Now, however, the fear of shortages has eased off and people are simply more interested in not getting bored. As a result, luxury snacks such as crisps, nuts and olives have seen high sales as Spaniards adjust to couch potato living. […]

Bouncing Back: CC Deiland

Shopping centres are permitted to re-open today as part of Phase 2, and some of Lanzarote’s favourites have already opened their doors today. Deiland, in Playa Honda, is open from 10am to 9pm, and also asks customers to wear face masks, maintain distancing and observe the maximum capacity for shops which are displayed outside. Queueing […]

Bouncing Back: CC Biosfera

Phase 2 of the lockdown exit plan permits shopping centres to re-open for the first time in ten weeks, and some of Lanzarote’s favourites have already opened their doors today. The Biosfera in Puerto del Carmen is open from 10 am to 10 pm. Visitors are advised that mask use is compulsory within the shopping […]

Future flights

The European Air Safety Authority (EASA) has established a set of protocols that give an idea of how different flying in the future is likely to be from what we’re used to. The rules have been approved by Spain’s Association of Airlines, and are designed to provide maximum safety for both passengers and crew. They […]

Bouncing Back: Jesters

As we leave the lockdown, more and more businesses are reopening their doors to customers. After weeks of uncertainty, this can only be good news, and we’re delighted to see some of the Gazette’s favourite clients bouncing back. Jesters, upstairs at the Pueblo Marinero in Costa Teguise are now open from Thursday to Saturdays, 6pm […]

Sánchez says “Plan your summer holidays”

Spain’s President Pedro Sánchez has said “there will be a tourist season this summer” and called on Spanish and foreign tourists to “plan their summer holidays.” He pledged that Spain would reopen to foreign tourists from July “in safe conditions”, and urged bars, restaurants, resorts and other establishments to recommence their activity. Sánchez’s tourist minister, […]

Bouncing Back: Pablo Ramos Baldi

Lanzarote is leaving the lockdown and the shutters are going up again! As the island returns to a new kind of  normal, some of the Gazette’s most trusted and reliable clients are opening their doors. Phase 1 of the lockdown exit offers many of us the chance to explore shops and businesses we might not […]

Back to the beach

Lanzarote’s Cabildo has prepared a guide to beach use following the Spanish government’s decision to allow all of the Canary Islands to enter Phase 2 of the lockdown exit plan on Monday. Phase 2 permits people to use beaches for leisure purposes, and the Cabildo has established a timetable extending from 10 am to 6 […]

Bouncing Back: Lanzarote Bike Sensations

Get ready for the good news! As Lanzarote leaves the lockdown, business after business is bouncing back – among them are some of the Gazette’s most trusted and reliable clients. Without tourists to rent bikes to, Johan at Bike Sensations has been thinking on his feet. Without tourists to rent bikes to, Johan at Bike […]