Travelling to the Canary Islands

DATE OF LAST UPDATE: 20/apr/2022

Here you can consult the different prior steps that are needed, depending on where you come from and your chosen accommodation, for you to travel to the Canary Islands. Be aware that at present over 78.8% of our population is vaccinated against COVID-19 (above the average for Europe).

1. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR SPAIN (and the Canary Islands):

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You can visit the Canary Islands provided you come from the European Union, a country in the Schengen Area or any third country with which Spain has a reciprocity agreement for acceptance of travellers.

It is essential that you consult the conditions of your tour operator or airline before travelling to the Canary Islands.

1.1. IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING FROM THE EU AND SCHENGEN

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Passengers  over the age of 12 must meet one the following requirements:

 

  1. EU COVID certificate. You can check the validity of your EU digital certificate here.
  2. Certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19.
  3. Negative Diagnostic Test of Active COVID-19 Infection. Antigen tests taken a maximum of 24 hours previous to departure to Spain and NAAT tests (PCR, TMA, LAMP) taken a maximum of 72 hours previous to departure to Spain will be accepted.
  4. Certificate of recovery confirming that the holder has recovered from COVID-19, issued at least 11 days after the first positive NAAT test (PCR, TMA, LAMP). The certificate is valid for 180 days.

f you do not present an EU COVID certificate and choose one of the other options, you will have to fill out the control form. We recommend completing the control form digitally, including all of the necessary documents in order to speed up airport checks (fast control). If you are travelling on a cruise ship, this is the form you need to complete. If you are travelling on a cruise ship, this is the form you need to complete.

1. 2. IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING FROM THIRD COUNTRIES AND YOU ARE NOT EU CITIZEN

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Passengers must meet the following requirements:

  1. Control form or Certificate EU-COVID. You can check here the validity of your EU digital certificate. We recommend completing the form digitally, including all of the necessary documents in order to speed up airport checks (fast control). If you are travelling on a cruise ship, this is the form you need to complete.
  2. Certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19. Accompanying persons under the age of 12 are exempt. Residents of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland travelling directly from their country must arrive in Spain with a vaccination certificate or a Certificate of recovery.
  3. Passengers aged 12 years or older and under 18 years can submit a negative PCR test, performed 72 hours prior to departure, if they are not properly vaccinated. 
  4. In addition, a Diagnostic Test of Active COVID-19 Infection will be required regardless of vaccination status or prior infection, for third countries at high risk only. Antigen tests taken a maximum of 24 hours previous to departure to Spain and NAAT tests (PCR, TMA, LAMP) taken a maximum of 72 hours previous to departure toSpain will be accepted. 

1.3. IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING FROM WITHIN SPAIN

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At present there are no limitations for travelling to the Canary Islands from anywhere within Spanish territory. As a result, travel between the islands and from the peninsula is possible.

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

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