Tenerife not affected by the volcanic eruption on La Palma
In light of the situation generated by the volcanic eruption which took place yesterday (Sunday) on the island of La Palma, the Tenerife Tourist Office wishes to allay fears and transmit a message of calm to all our collaborating companies, organisations and institutions in our destination.
The islands of La Palma and Tenerife both belong to the Canary Islands archipelago, but are different territories separated by 140 kilometres of sea. What is happening in La Palma therefore has no impact on Tenerife. There are also no consequences for the air, so the air space and tourist activity have not been affected. In any event, the situation on the island of La Palma is completely under control by the authorities.
There are no people at risk and the procedure for evacuating tourist accommodation and residences is fully operational, with the aim being that all the residents and visitors will have accommodation available to stay out of any type of danger.
The Canary Islands is a volcanic territory which has access to scientific and technological instruments and personnel of the highest quality to react early any situation such as that which has occurred. Despite the extraordinary natural phenomenon we are experiencing, we therefore repeat that there is no danger to human life.