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Hand hygiene is essential to prevent infection.

Practice frequent hand washing with soap and water or hydroalcoholic gel.

When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose.

Either with your elbow or with the help of tissues that you should throw away immediately.

Safe social distance.

Keep a distance of at least two meters from people you don’t live with.

Obliged to wear a mask.

The mask is compulsory on public transport, in any closed space where we are with people we do not live with and in the street, when the minimum social distance of 2 metres cannot be guaranteed.

You can visit the Canary Islands provided you travel from the European Union, from a country in the Schengen area or from a third country with which Spain has reciprocal agreements regarding the acceptance of travellers. These are UK, Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Singapore , Japan and Israel. From June 7, you can travel for tourism from other countries that have been here mentioned if you have a vaccination certificate.

 

When planning your return, we always recommend that you check the requirements and recommendations of your country of origin.

Everyone who comes on holiday to the Canary Islands must go through a health inspection. This inspection varies depending on your exact circumstances.

 

 

  • Spanish Health Form that you must fill in and sign online before your travel to the Canary Islands
  • Health check on arrival at the airport consisting of a temperature check (fever defined as a body temperature of 37.5ºC or higher) and a visual check for the absence of symptoms.
  • Children under the age of 12 do not have to go through these procedures
  • Anyone over the age of 12 will have to meet at least one of the following requirements:

 

1. Vaccination certificate that proves that the holder has received a vaccine against COVID-19. You must be fully vaccinated and have received your last dose at least 14 days before arrival in Spain. Any vaccine will be admitted that has been authorised for commercial use by the EU (European Medicines Agency – EMA) and the WHO.

 

2. A certificate stating that the holder has tested negative in an Active COVID-19 Infection Diagnosis Test. Antigen tests and NAAT (PCR, TMA) tests taken no more than 48 hours before arrival in Spain will also be admitted. 

 

3. A certificate stating that the holder has recovered from COVID-19, issued at least 11 days after your first positive NAAT (PCR, TMA) test. The certificate is valid for 180 days.

 

  • Check the risk status of your home area here.
  • There are special conditions for access to official tourist accommodation (see point 3)

 

  • Health form that must be completed and signed online before your visit to the Canary Islands
  • Health check on arrival at the airport consisting of a temperature check (fever defined as a body temperature of 37.5ºC or higher) and a visual check for the absence of symptoms.
  • There are special conditions for access to official tourist accommodation (see point 3)

 

  • Test negative for active COVID-19 infection in the 72 hours prior to arrival in the Canary Islands. Compulsory .
  • The tests that are allowed are PCR (RT-PCR for COVID-19), Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA), and Antigen tests that detect SARS-COV-2 antigens with an accuracy of 97% and a sensitivity of over 80% as defined in their supporting documentation.
  • There are special conditions for access to official tourist accommodation (see point 3)

 

You don’t have to present a test if you:

 

  • Children under the age of 6
  • Are in transit through a port or airport in the Canary Islands but your final destination is in another country or a different region of Spain.
  • Can prove that you have been outside the Canary Islands for less than 72 hours prior to your arrival, regardless of your place of residence.
  • Have an official accredited document that shows that you have been fully vaccinated in the eight months prior to your trip or have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) within the past four months and at least 15 days prior to your trip. The official vaccination document must state which vaccine was received, the number of doses and the date each dose was administered.
  • Can prove with an official medical certificate or public document that you have had and recovered from the disease within the past 6 months.

 

Movement between the islands is fully reinstated at the moment, with daily connections that allow you to easily get from one island to any other, either by plane or by boat.  You can travel between the islands with airlines Binter and Canaryfly or shipping lines Fred Olsen, Armas, Biosfera Express and Líneas Romero.

 

  • There are no limitations on travel between islands
  • There are special conditions for access to official tourist accommodation (see point 3)

 

Check the alert level for each island here.

Users must meet one of the following requirements:

 

  • Test negative for active COVID-19 infection in the 72 hours prior to arrival in the Canary Islands. The tests that are allowed are PCR (RT-PCR for COVID-19), Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA), and Antigen tests
  • Passengers who have an official document stating that they have been fully vaccinated within the 8 months prior to their trip or have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) within the past 4 months and at least 15 days prior to the trip.
  • Passengers with an official medical certificate or public document stating that they have recovered from the disease within the past 6 months.

 

Exemptions from the previous requirements:

 

a) Children under the age of 6

b) Residents of the Canary Islands who declare, under their own responsibility, that they have not left the territory in the 15 days prior to arrival at the establishment and that they have not had any COVID-19 symptoms during that time.

c)People who, regardless of their place of residence, can prove that they have only been outside the Canary Islands for a period of less than 72 hours prior to arrival, having been in the territory for a full 15 days prior to that, and who also declare, under their own responsibility, that they have not experienced any COVID-19 symptoms during that time.

 

In any case, it is extremely important you check your operator or airline’s conditions before traveling to Canary Islands.

If you are traveling from a risk área from outside Spain:The tests that are allowed are PCR (RT-PCR for COVID-19),Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA) and RT-LAMP (Reverse Transcriptase Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification)
In all other cases: antigen tests that detect SARS-COV-2 antigens with an accuracy of 97% and a sensitivity of over 80% as defined in their supporting documentation.

 

The test must come with a printed or digital certificate that contains the following information:  name, surnames and ID number of the person tested, name of the health organisation or authority that does the test, contact details of the medical centre, brand and health authorisation of the test, date and time of the test, and the test result. In the case of antigen tests, the certificate must include the accuracy and sensitivity of the test. It is preferable if the test certificate is in English or Spanish.

 

Here is a list of some authorised centres in Europe. Find your nearest centre here.

Information extracted from hellocanaryislands.com
Links of interest

Spanish Government
Updated information on the state of alarm in Spain

Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain
Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

Hello Canary Islands
Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

World Tourism Organization
COVID-19: People first and foremost

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