CORONAVIRUS – COVID 19
(Updated on June 17th, 2022 – Latest news: www.hellocanaryisland.com)
In Lanzarote, we work intensely every day to ensure you can visit us in top conditions of safety, hygiene and quality. At present over 84% of our population is vaccinated against COVID-19 (above the average for Europe).
If you’re having a holiday in the islands soon, here is some information that will be of interest to you.
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.
1.ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR SPAIN (and the Canary Islands):
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 TRAVELING FROM THE EU AND SCHENGEN
At present there are no limitations for travelling to the Canary Islands.
- EU COVID certificate.
- Certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19.
- Negative Diagnostic Test of Active COVID-19 Infection
- Certificate of recovery
- Control form
1.2. IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING FROM THIRD COUNTRIES AND YOU ARE NOT EU CITIZEN
Passengers must meet only one of the following requirements, accompanying persons under the age of 12 are exempt.:
- Certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19.
- Negative Diagnostic Test of Active COVID-19 Infection taken regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. Antigen tests taken a maximum of 48 hours prior to departure to Spain and NAAT tests (PCR, TMA, LAMP) taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure to Spain will be accepted.
- 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
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 prior to departure to Spain and NAAT tests (PCR, TMA, LAMP) taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure to Spain will be accepted.
1.3. IF YOU ARE TRAVELING FROM WITHIN SPAIN
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.
1.4. LINKS OF INTEREST
List of some authorised centres in Europe. Find your nearest centre here.
Is the mask mandatory in the Canary Islands?
The mask is only mandatory for people over 6 years old who access to health centers, pharmacies and public transport.
Must I have a test before I leave the Canary Islands?
No, but you may be asked for one when you reach your destination. We recommend you always check the requirements and recommendations in your country of origin.
Will I be able to have a test in the islands before I leave?
Of course. There are top-level health facilities in the Canary Islands. Your accommodation will tell you the nearest place where you can get a certified diagnostic test. In any case, we will provide a list of the approved centres in the Canary Islands where you can take the test.
What measures will I find at the airport and/or on board the aircraft?
Remember that you must wear a mask and comply with all the safety measures imposed by the airline and the airport authorities throughout the flight.
Whenever possible, we recommend that you check in online to avoid unnecessary formalities at the airport.
Of course. One of the great advantages of visiting Canary Islands is that you can discover several islands on the same trip. The islands are all very different from each other, which makes the trip all the more interesting and enriching.
At the moment, daily connections 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.
What should I do if I get symptoms during my stay in the Canary Islands?
If you experience mild symptoms you can continue your journey normally as long as you wear the mask. If you experience severe symptoms such as shortness of breath and feeling severe unwell, iself-isolate at your accommodation and call 900 112 061 for instructions and to be put in touch with the appropriate medical centre.
It is also advisable to call if you are a risk person (immunocompromised, pregnant or over 60 years old)
900 112 061(Only for calls within Spain, in the event of symptoms of COVID-19)
+34 922 842 279 & +34 928 846 579 ( Only for calls from International lines)
Remember that you must wear a mask if you go to any medical centre in the islands and avoid touching anything with your hands.
Información actualizada sobre Coronavirus (COVID-19) internacional
- Re-open EU: The European Union has set up a website and a mobile app that provides all the information you need to travel to each European Union member state, the requirements at each destination and other information required by tourists. The site is called “Re-open EU” and provides travellers with the procedures to follow before travelling to each destination.
- Official Canary Islands Gazette: Official Canary Islands Gazette. Resolution on preventive measures for the transition toward the new normal on Canary Islands
Up-to-date information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Spain
- Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain
- World Health Organisation
- Up-to-date information on the incidence rate in Canary Islands
- AENA (SPANISH AIRPORTS) INFO COVID-19