Happy landings!

From today, the new Spanish law demanding negative PCR test results from all visitors to Spain comes into effect. An area at Lanzarote's airport had already been set up to check the certificates.

Sunday News Roundup

New Sunday weekly roundup! A rundown of everything that has happened during week that you need to know; written in a brief and easy to understand format.

Vaccinations “not obligatory”

A day after Spanish President Pedro Sánchez announced a mass vaccination programme commencing in the New Year, Salvador Illa, the health minister, confirmed that vaccination would not be compulsory

Madrid says no

The Spanish government’s weak response to the problem of migrants on the Canaries has soured relations between Madrid and the regional government led by the same Socialist party. Yesterday, Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres warn that the Canaries would “rebel” if the central government left the Canaries with 100% responsibility for the accommodation of migrants.

Drive Canaries

There are eight Canary islands, and all of them are different. Some are popular international tourist destinations, others are quieter and more traditional, and one of them doesn’t even have any roads. So which is the best for driving? Here are our results in reverse order…

Into the orange zone

Yesterday, the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) reclassified the Canary Islands, taking them out of the red “at-risk” zone and placing them in the orange zone.

Season’s Greetings!

UD Lanzarote will begin their 50th Anniversary season after only being permitted to play two pre-season friendlies as well as being forbidden to train all together as a group. Ian Lane reports… First published in Gazette Life, November…

Yaiza’s Belén is coming back

In a year that’s seen an almost complete paralysis of Lanzarote’s cultural life, the news that Yaiza’s nativity scene will return in December is a welcome sign of normality.

72 cents a mask

No one in Spain should pay more than 72 cents for a basic surgical face mask, after the Spanish government introduced a law setting a maximum price for these items on Monday.

Antigen tests: what’s the problem?

Recent laws passed by the Spanish and Canarian governments have introduced compulsory testing into both territories for the first time, but the elevated cost of PCR tests has caused many to call for the inclusion of cheap, rapid antigen tests in the law.