Tenerife on Lockdown
Due to pandemic outburst in the world, Government of Spain, have decided to put country under lockdown for quite a while. New Bulletin released by Government of Spain, says, that they will restrict access to and from Spain with other countries. This measurement is active now in Tenerife.
Only few exceptions :
- Any remaining holidaymakers returning home
- Cross-border workers
- Healthcare or elderly care workers who go to carry out their duties.
- Personnel involved in transport of goods and the flight personnel necessary to carry out commercial air transport activities
- Diplomatic, consular, international organisations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organisations
- People travelling for imperative family reasons duly accredited.
If you are wondering, how is it in there right now on the lockdown, here is a little insight. From 17th of March, you can be on streets alone only with actual need. Of course, you can go to shops, farmacy, tabakeria, go to work. You can go for a walk with your dog, but not further than 200 meters from your place of stay.
When you go shopping, you will see two scenarios: if you visit huge shops, like Mercadona, there will probably be a queue outside of the shop, as they let in people not more that 5 at a time. But if you go to smaller ones, you will probably be alone there all the time. And interesting part about smaller shops: almost every time you go there, shop staff have so few things to do, that they are always video-chatting with friends, working in other smaller shops. You could even wave them and say HI, when you are paying for your goods.
As for the ordinary life, it is not the same: everyone who care about this situation, are staying home. And for those, who don’t really care, police are running the streets whole day and night. Checking on those, who don’t obey new rules, and mostly, for the first time you will get warning. But if you break the rules more than once, you can get fines from 500 – 2000 euros or actually up to 1 year in jail. Please be responsible and act like it is instructed by new rules. Policeman are people as well, let’s make their day less annoying.
See you in Tenerife later this year, we keep you updated!