Registration matters

British? Coming to live here or want to stay more than 90 days? Be legal!

Restrictions in a nutshell

Covid restrictions currently in force in Tenerife

Staying safe in Tenerife waters

A dip to cool off when it’s hot is great but be safe and read here first

Glossary of common terms

Think you know what a tourist or a passport is? Or “freedom of speech”?

Updated 11 May: Inevitably there has been some confusion over the new speed limits, and in my opinion it is not down to the public this time! The confusion has arisen because the rules appear to identify different types of one-way roads.  The rules have been clarified and there’s a link HERE to a twitter thread from Tráfico with images to explain.  The road that’s generated the most questions is that around the Golf del Sur, but as you will see, if a one-way road has a clear pavement the speed limit is 30km/h, not 20km/h. The 20km/h limit applies in, for example, places like theREAD MORE

Photo: Puertos de Tenerife Updated 10 May: A cayuco intercepted south of Tenerife earlier today was escorted into Los Cristianos harbour by the Coastguard. Emergency Services say that the 55 on board were in reasonable condition though one needed to be transferred to a medical centre for treatment.   Updated 29 April: After the arrival last night of the tragic boat containing 24 corpses, Los Cristianos was also the scene for the arrival today of a cayuco with 20 on board. The Coatguard escorted the craft in after it was intercepted last night some 13 miles south of Tenerife, with all on board in good health.  UpdatedREAD MORE

If you feel at risk or infected first use the online test HERE then for further help if needed ring the free multi-lingual helpline 900 112 061. For general info use the Canarian authorities’ websites/official social media. Use 112 only for emergencies. For the restrictions in place due to the pandmic, please see HERE. The official Canarian Government website for the outbreak with detailed breakdowns of areas at all levels in all islands is HERE. The post below is a daily breakdown of data from that site and other information released by the various Government departments dealing with the outbreak. The original post from the startREAD MORE

The Canaries are under regional restrictions defined by “levels”: Tenerife is in level 2, and the principal rules in place are:  face masks must be worn by everyone of 6 years of age and above at all times and places outside the home regardless of distancing, though exemptions exist for medical conditions (medical proof required – in Spanish because it will be Policía Local who’ll stop and fine you), working or exercising which makes wearing a mask impossible but mask must be carried to put on as soon as exempt activity stops. They can be removed at the moment of eating or drinking, and for exercise orREAD MORE

Did you know that there was a native Canarian chicken? An agreement formed last year is now up and running between ‘Isonorte’, a company helping get people back to work and integrate socially, and the Asociación de Breeders de Gallina Canaria in La Palma. together, these two entities are trying not only to protect this autochthonous breed, but to get it officially recognized. The chickens, good layers that can also provide good meat for those who want to eat them, have been identified as a distinct breed by a genetic study coordinated by the Canarian Institute of Agricultural Research (ICIA) in collaboration with the UniversitiesREAD MORE