14th Apr 2023 @ 9:18 am

Almost 700,000 tourists had arrived at Lanzarote’s César Manrique Airport up to the end of March, a 14% increase on last year and 3.6% more than in 2019, the last year before the pandemic.

Over 4.3 million arrivals were registered in the whole of the Canaries up to March, with the largest increases registered on Gran Canaria and Tenerife. 2.7 million of these were international arrivals, while 1.6 million were domestic Spanish arrivals.

This year will be first without any Covid restrictions. Vaccination certificates were required for EU visitors until June last year and the restrictions on non-EU visitors including the UK were only lifted in October. The requirement to wear masks on Spanish planes was only lifted in February this year.

The figures indicate that tourism on the islands has now made a full recovery after the pandemic.

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