The UK Government currently advises British nationals against all but essential travel to the whole of Spain. Anyone who travels to Tenerife despite this advice may find their insurance invalid, and Government assistance in the case of even non-Covid-related problems minimized if not not-existent. Everyone who returns from any part of Spain must also quarantine for a fortnight on arrival back in the UK. Please see HERE for more information on this situation. After a long road (see HERE), Spain has lifted its state of emergency but various parts of the country have local lockdowns. Elsewhere, including the Canaries, we’re in a stage known asREAD MORE

A patera located yesterday south of the Canaries has been brought into Los Cristianos. Canarian Health Services are assisting the 41 occupants, two of whom have been transferred to a medical centre for treatment.READ MORE

Emergency services were in action this morning rescuing a man who had fallen down the barranco de La Saoguera in Santiago del Teide municipio. The Control Room says that they were called out shortly after 9am with reports that the 43-year-old had fallen down a drop of several metres and needed assistance. A search and rescue helicopter was dispatched in addition to land resources, the man being found to have suffered severe multiple injuries. He was winched aboard, flown to TFN, and then taken by ambulance to Candelaria hospital where his condition is said to be serious. The Control Room has released this video ofREAD MORE

A tragic accident this evening in Los Silos has resulted in the death of two elderly people, one of them run over by the car of the other. Emergency services say that they were called out to C/. Villanueva in Tierra del Trigo, Los Silos, around 7.30 with reports that a woman had been knocked down and that the driver of the vehicle also neeed assistance. Sadly, however, ambulance crew and bomberos on the scene found that both the woman, in her late 60s, and the driver, in his 80s, had died.   READ MORE

Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez said this evening that we are witnessing a second wave of the covid19 pandemic through the whole of Europe. Sánchez said that he wanted to reassure the public that we are much better prepared today than we were the first time round, and that the cooperation between the central Government and the Governments of the Spanish regions was absolute. The PM said that he wanted to send a message of confidence that all the authorities were doing a good job and were following a clear plan. He stressed that, for their part, the public must also continue exercising responsible behaviour. OneREAD MORE

The Spanish Government has launched a Spain Food Nation campaign. It involves the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food and the Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism, which now have a multi-million Euro collaborative programme to promote Spanish food and strengthen the image of Spain’s agri-food sector internationally. The main website is HERE but we can all do our bit to promote this country’s excellent and delicious foods and wines. I have a shellfish allergy so can’t enjoy paella but I love Spanish cheeses, jamón Iberico, the whole range of potaje and cocido (soups and stews) …  and the mojo, and the garlic!! And itREAD MORE