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Travelling to the Canary Islands

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Here you can see the different preliminary requirements, depending on where you are traveling from and your choice of accommodation when visiting the Canary Islands.

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1. Who can visit the Canary Islands?

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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 Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, and Singapore. 

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

 

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2. Are there any special procedures to complete before travelling to Canaries? ¿And at the airport?

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

If you travel from a high risk area outside Spain:

If you travel from a medium or low risk area outside Spain:

  • Health form that must be completed and signed online before your visit to the Canary Islands
  • Only if you are going to stay at a tourist establishment: Have a test for an active case of COVID-19 with negative result taken in the 72 hours prior to arrival in the Canary Islands. The test certificate is presented at check in at your touristic accommodation. Children under the age of six are exempt from testing. The test must be approved by the health authorities of your home country or an EU country. 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.

Here is a list of some authorized testing centres in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

If you travel from another autonomous community within Spain and don’t stay in official tourist accommodation:

  • 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.
  • In exceptional cases, you may take a test within 72 hours of arrival in the Canary Islands or isolate for 14 days. You must send the test certificate to the email address pdiasviajes@gobiernodecanarias.org with your flight number and arrival date in the subject line.

If you travel from another autonomous community within Spain and stay in official tourist accommodation:

  • You must show your tourist accommodation reservation document on arrival.
  • Have a test for an active case of COVID-19 with negative result taken in the 72 hours prior to arrival in the Canary Islands. The test certificate is presented at check in at your touristic accommodation. Children under the age of six are exempt from testing. The test must be approved by health authorities. Here is a list of some approved testing facilities in Spain.  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.

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

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3. Can I move freely between the islands?

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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 restrictions on entering and leaving between islands

Check the alert level for each island here

 

 

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4. I am not sure about the tests.
What test documentation is required?

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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.

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