Canary Islands

Canary Island UK Restrictions Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote

Current Status:

No quarantine required on arrival or return but proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test is required for entry to all Canary Islands.

Masks: Face masks are required in enclosed public spaces such as supermarkets, bars etc. They are also required in any indoor space where people are not from the same household. Outdoor spaces where 1.5m separation is not possible, masks are also required as well as on all public transport.
Social Distancing: 1.5 meters.
Group Meetings: Social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)


The Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago off the coast of northwestern Africa, are rugged volcanic isles known for their black- and white-sand beaches. Tenerife, the largest island, is dominated by the sometimes-snowy active volcano Mt. Teide, which has its own astronomical observatory and is part of Teide National Park. Tenerife hosts a huge pre-Lent Carnival in the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.



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England

Travelling to the Canary Islands

The Spanish government requires that all arrivals to the Canary Islands from the UK (excluding children under the age of 12 years old) are to present on entry one of the following:

  • documentation certifying that you have undertaken a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT – This includes – PCR, TMA, LAMP or NEAR) within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain and tested negative.
  • proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to your arrival in the Canary Islands (date(s) of vaccination must be specified), with a vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency or by the World Health Organisation. This includes AstraZeneca, Pfizer & Moderna vaccines currently available in the UK.

Spain will accept the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination record. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

PLEASE NOTE: Certificates of recovery – a medical document certifying that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months prior to travel – is not currently accepted for arrivals from the UK. See the Spanish Ministry of Health ‘Travel and COVID-19’ page for details.

Checking into Accommodation Canary Islands

You must meet one of the following requirements for check-in at any regulated holiday or tourism accommodation in the Canary Islands:

  • 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 12 months prior to their trip or have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or WHO within the past 4 months and at least 15 days prior to the trip.

Returning from the Canary Islands

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You must:

Vaccinated or not vaccinated, complete the Passenger Locator Form.

If you are full vaccinated:

If you’re coming to England from an amber list country and have been fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine you:

  • must take a COVID-19 pre-departure test
  • must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive in England – arrival day is day 0
  • do not have to quarantine

You also need to show one of the following as proof:

  • NHS COVID Pass
  • COVD-19 post-vaccination letter from the NHS, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, or the Department of Health in Northern Ireland

You must book and pay for a day 2 test before you travel. Make sure you leave enough time for it to be delivered to your address in England.

If you are not fully vaccinated:

If you’re coming to England from an amber list country such as the Canary Islands and you are not fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine you must:

  • quarantine on arrival at home or in the place you’re staying
  • take a day 2 test after you arrive in England – on or before day 2
  • take a day 8 test after you arrive in England – on or after day 8

The day you arrive is day 0.

If your day 2 test is positive you do not have to take the day 8 test.


Wales

Travelling to the Canary Islands

The Spanish government requires that all arrivals to the Canary Islands from the UK (excluding children under the age of 12 years old) are to present on entry one of the following:

  • documentation certifying that you have undertaken a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT – This includes – PCR, TMA, LAMP or NEAR) within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain and tested negative.
  • proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to your arrival in the Canary Islands (date(s) of vaccination must be specified), with a vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency or by the World Health Organisation. This includes AstraZeneca, Pfizer & Moderna vaccines currently available in the UK.

Spain will accept the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination record. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

PLEASE NOTE: Certificates of recovery – a medical document certifying that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months prior to travel – is not currently accepted for arrivals from the UK. See the Spanish Ministry of Health ‘Travel and COVID-19’ page for details.

Checking into Accommodation Canary Islands

You must meet one of the following requirements for check-in at any regulated holiday or tourism accommodation in the Canary Islands:

  • 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 12 months prior to their trip or have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or WHO within the past 4 months and at least 15 days prior to the trip.

Returning from the Canary Islands

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You must:

Vaccinated or not vaccinated, complete the Passenger Locator Form.

If you are full vaccinated:

If you’re coming to Wales from an amber list country and have been fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine you:

  • must take a COVID-19 pre-departure test
  • must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive in Wales – arrival day is day 0
  • do not have to quarantine

Post arrival tests must be booked before your departure, through the CTM portal. Book your tests on the CTM portal.

You also need to show one of the following as proof:

  • NHS COVID Pass
  • COVD-19 post-vaccination letter from the NHS, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, or the Department of Health in Northern Ireland

You must book and pay for a day 2 test before you travel. Make sure you leave enough time for it to be delivered to your address in Wales.

If you are not fully vaccinated:

If you’re coming to England from an amber list country such as the Canary Islands and you are not fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine you must:

  • quarantine on arrival at home or in the place you’re staying
  • take a day 2 test after you arrive in Wales – on or before day 2
  • take a day 8 test after you arrive in Wales – on or after day 8

The day you arrive is day 0.

If your day 2 test is positive you do not have to take the day 8 test.


Scotland

Travelling to the Canary Islands

The Spanish government requires that all arrivals to the Canary Islands from the UK (excluding children under the age of 12 years old) are to present on entry one of the following:

  • documentation certifying that you have undertaken a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT – This includes – PCR, TMA, LAMP or NEAR) within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain and tested negative.
  • proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to your arrival in the Canary Islands (date(s) of vaccination must be specified), with a vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency or by the World Health Organisation. This includes AstraZeneca, Pfizer & Moderna vaccines currently available in the UK.

Spain will accept the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination record. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

PLEASE NOTE: Certificates of recovery – a medical document certifying that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months prior to travel – is not currently accepted for arrivals from the UK. See the Spanish Ministry of Health ‘Travel and COVID-19’ page for details.

Checking into Accommodation Canary Islands

You must meet one of the following requirements for check-in at any regulated holiday or tourism accommodation in the Canary Islands:

  • 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 12 months prior to their trip or have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or WHO within the past 4 months and at least 15 days prior to the trip.

Returning from the Canary Islands

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You must:

Vaccinated or not vaccinated, complete the Passenger Locator Form.

If you are full vaccinated:

If you’re coming to Wales from an amber list country and have been fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine you:

  • must take a COVID-19 pre-departure test
  • must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive in Wales – arrival day is day 0
  • do not have to quarantine

Post arrival tests must be booked before your departure, through the CTM portal. Book your tests on the CTM portal.

You also need to show one of the following as proof:

  • NHS COVID Pass
  • COVD-19 post-vaccination letter from the NHS, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, or the Department of Health in Northern Ireland

You must book and pay for a day 2 test before you travel. Make sure you leave enough time for it to be delivered to your address in Wales.

If you are not fully vaccinated:

If you’re coming to Scotland from an amber list country such as the Canary Islands and you are not fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine you must:

  • quarantine on arrival at home or in the place you’re staying
  • take a day 2 test after you arrive in Scotland – on or before day 2
  • take a day 8 test after you arrive in Scotland – on or after day 8

The day you arrive is day 0.

If your day 2 test is positive you do not have to take the day 8 test.


Northern Ireland

Travelling to the Canary Islands

The Spanish government requires that all arrivals to the Canary Islands from the UK (excluding children under the age of 12 years old) are to present on entry one of the following:

  • documentation certifying that you have undertaken a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT – This includes – PCR, TMA, LAMP or NEAR) within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain and tested negative.
  • proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to your arrival in the Canary Islands (date(s) of vaccination must be specified), with a vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency or by the World Health Organisation. This includes AstraZeneca, Pfizer & Moderna vaccines currently available in the UK.

Spain will accept the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination record. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

PLEASE NOTE: Certificates of recovery – a medical document certifying that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months prior to travel – is not currently accepted for arrivals from the UK. See the Spanish Ministry of Health ‘Travel and COVID-19’ page for details.

Checking into Accommodation Canary Islands

You must meet one of the following requirements for check-in at any regulated holiday or tourism accommodation in the Canary Islands:

  • 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 12 months prior to their trip or have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or WHO within the past 4 months and at least 15 days prior to the trip.

Returning from the Canary Islands

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You must:

Vaccinated or not vaccinated, complete the Passenger Locator Form.

If you are full vaccinated:

If you’re coming to Northern Ireland from an amber list country and have been fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine you:

  • must take a COVID-19 pre-departure test
  • must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive in England – arrival day is day 0
  • do not have to quarantine

You also need to show one of the following as proof:

  • NHS COVID Pass
  • COVD-19 post-vaccination letter from the NHS, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, or the Department of Health in Northern Ireland

You must book and pay for a day 2 test before you travel. Make sure you leave enough time for it to be delivered to your address in England.

If you are not fully vaccinated:

If you’re coming to Northern Ireland from an amber list country such as the Canary Islands and you are not fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine you must:

  • quarantine on arrival at home or in the place you’re staying
  • take a day 2 test after you arrive in Northern Ireland – on or before day 2
  • take a day 8 test after you arrive in Northern Ireland – on or after day 8

The day you arrive is day 0.

If your day 2 test is positive you do not have to take the day 8 test.

COVID-19 Data: (Source Worldometer)

All information correct as of 16/11/2020 @ 09:10.

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