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The Canary Islands remain open to tourism. All EU countries, Schengen and some third countries can join. A negative PCR test is required for all arrivals. Quarantine is not mandatory.
Hotels and other accommodations may require visitors to provide a negative Covid-19 test, a certificate of vaccination, or proof of having had and recovered from COVID-19 within the past 6 months.
Children under 12 are exempt from testing.
Reopening of the Canary Islands for tourism – latest updates
September 21 – The Canary Islands are safe from the recent volcano eruption and welcome visitors to see it
La Palma, in the Canary Islands, evacuated more than 5,000 residents after the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on Sunday, however the islands are safe to visit and a “wonderful show,” according to Spain’s Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto , on Monday.
So far there are no restrictions on visiting the islands, on the contrary, visitors are welcome to “enjoy something unusual,” said the minister.
Vaccination progress in Spain
Who can travel to the Canary Islands?
All visitors coming from EU plus Schengen associated countries and all third countries with which Spain has a reciprocal travel agreement. From now on, these countries are,
- South Korea
- New Zealand
- The United Kingdom
As of June 7, fully vaccinated visitors from other countries can also travel to the Canary Islands.
What are the requirements to be able to enter the Canary Islands?
There are two procedures you need to keep in mind.
- A negative COVID-19 test done 72 hours prior to arrival on the islands. Other permitted tests are TMA (Transcription Mediated Amplification) and RT-LAMP (Reverse Transcriptase Mediated Isothermal Amplification) or
- A Covid-19 vaccine certificate.
- fill in the Health Control Form (FCS) Up to 48 hours before arrival and receive QR code. This is only necessary for visitors from outside Spain.
Which airlines are flying to Canary Islands?
What kind of restrictions or requirements should visitors expect at the airport?
The “new normals” found at any other European airports.
- All travelers will be screened for coronavirus symptoms. Includes, but is not limited to, temperature checks, document checks and visual examination of passengers.
- Everyone must wear a mask at all times while at the airport.
Keep in mind that many airlines no longer allow carry-on baggage in the cabin, except for a personal bag that fits under the seat.
Is it mandatory to wear a mask?
Face masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces.
Is it safe to visit the Canary Islands?
Yes, the Canary Islands are much safer than the rest of Spain. Currently, more than 70% of our population is vaccinated against COVID-19 (above the European average).
What activities are allowed on the islands?
Visitors can move freely between the islands. Traveling between the islands has been fully restored. There are daily connections to and from all islands by plane or boat.
Which tourist sites are open to tourists?
- Hotels and resorts
- Beaches and other natural places
- Restaurants and similar businesses
- Guided tours
- Cultural events
- Spas and wellness centers
- golf courses
- Outdoor tourism such as trekking and hiking
What is the status of COVID-19 in the Canary Islands?
The Canary Islands were also affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Today, there are 3,987 active cases and 973 people lost their lives to the virus.
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