The government of Spain yesterday declared a National State of Alarm due to a health emergency. It includes important measures to restrict, amongst other things, movement and commerce for at least the next 15 days. These measures also affect our visitors; those who are in the Canary Islands today will be subject to the same restrictions as the rest: they will not be able to leave their lodgings except to go to a health centre or pharmacy, to buy food or other essential items. All other activities, such as going for a walk, visiting tourist attractions, restaurants and clubs, hiking, museums or the beach, is prohibited. Furthermore, the vast majority of businesses will remain closed. Regarding information on flights and stays, you should ask the airlines and tourism companies directly.
It is obvious that this is not the message that we would have liked to publish. The global pandemic that we suffer has ended up profoundly altering the lives of everyone and that is how we must understand it. We can only follow the instructions of the authorities and hope that soon, very soon, we will return to normal. At home, in schools, at the workplace and in the squares and streets of our place of residence. And also in the Canary Islands, where for sure that sooner than we can imagine we will be able to enjoy together again, without restrictions, our best holidays.