37% of active cases from “tourists and students”

30 of the 81 active cases registered recently on Lanzarote were brought in by tourists or students returning from the Easter holidays, according to La Voz de Lanzarote.

Lanzarote set to remain in Level 2

The Canarian Government will today decide the levels that will apply on the islands following the lifting of the Easter restrictions from Saturday.

Should the Canaries have vaccine priority?

As other countries such as Greece, Albania, Thailand and Turkey prioritise their tourist industries in their vaccination campaigns, the question arises: should Spain be doing the same for its tourism-reliant regions?

Life Saver

On the 20th February, 37-year-old Mounir Jalal was on the small beach in front of the Fariones Hotel when he spotted a woman swimmer who was in trouble in the sea. That day, the waves were high, and there is often a strong current further out to sea near the pier in this area. For this reason, lifesavers had raised the red flag, which recommends that no one enters the water.

No cases in care homes

The effects of the vaccination drive on the Canaries may already be apparent, as recent figures show the apparent elimination of the virus in care homes, and a reduction in the amount of over 65-year-olds contracting the Covid virus on Lanzarote.

Legal trap for British tourism

As the UK waits for Boris Johnson to announce his government's “holiday roadmap” later today, Spain will also have to address the recovery of its most important tourist market. And the first thing it will have to do is to make it legal in the first place.