Spanish court rules conditions of migrants being kept in Canary Islands ‘deplorable’ but not criminal

The ruling comes as village of Arguineguín struggles to cope with a surge in boat landings, with arrivals forced to stay in overcrowded and ‘subhuman’ centers


Canary Islands tourism industry rails against PCR tests

The sector wants central government to accept the faster, cheaper antigen tests ahead of the crucial winter season


Coordination failures led to early evacuation of 200 migrants in Spain’s Canary Islands

The immigrants are housed in hotels while authorities race to provide adequate public facilities amid a surge in arrivals


Not just a tourist destination: Why Spain’s Canary Islands are hoping to attract 30,000 remote workers

In a bid to mitigate the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the regional government is investing €500,000 in a campaign to lure Spanish and international home-workers to the archipelago for long-term stays


Boat arrivals in Spain’s Canary Islands spark rise in anti-migrant rhetoric

Local residents have been protesting the government's management of migrant facilities, while experts warn about the risk of 'democratic racism' and political profiteering by the far right


UK, Germany add Spain’s Canary Islands to safe travel destination list

The move fuels hopes of saving part of the high season on the archipelago, which has seen a sharp drop in tourists due to the coronavirus pandemic


Spanish government to open new shelters in Canary Islands amid surge in migrant arrivals

More than 4,000 people have arrived in the archipelago since the beginning of the year, a sevenfold rise on 2019 figures


‘Superspreaders’ who infected 140 people could have caused coronavirus outbreak on Gran Canaria

The capital city of the Canary Island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, accounts for 58.2% of the active cases in the region


Switzerland introduces 10-day quarantine for travelers from Spain

The Canary Islands announce free insurance coverage for visitors who test positive for Covid-19


Spain launches first phase of coronavirus-tracking app

The new system, Radar Covid, which is designed to alert users if they have come into contact with a person with an active infection, will be trialed in the Canary island of La Gomera


Spain’s Canary Islands struggling to cope with rise in migrant arrivals

Local NGOs say they are completely overwhelmed as the number of people arriving by boat increases sixfold compared to last year


Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress overshadowed by coronavirus cancellations

Organizers say the global tech event will go ahead later this month, but as more and more firms drop out, a Friday meeting is likely to determine whether it gets postponed or even axed


Sony, Amazon pull out of Barcelona Mobile World Congress over coronavirus fears

Several major tech companies have withdrawn from the annual event due to concerns about the disease, which has so far infected two people in Spain