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Important information: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Canary Islands is one of the least affected regions in Europe and in the world. We would like to send you a message of optimism and encouragement. We are working intensely on reopening the destination so that you can travel in maximum conditions of safety, hygiene and quality.

On this page, we are providing up-to-date information on the current situation on each of our islands.

Canary Islands is starting the journey towards the “new normality”

Currently, Spain is still under a state of emergency (Royal Decree 463/2020). Even so, the transition to the “new normality” is gradually taking place around the country, in four 2-week phases that started on 4 May.

Given the low number of COVID-19 cases in Canary Islands, the islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa are already in Phase 2, ahead of the rest of Spanish territory, as was the case with the previous phase. The other islands (Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma) are still in Phase 1, with fewer limitations and restrictions than other areas of Spain that are still in Phase 0.

Activities allowed in each of the phases:

Phase 1

Hotels, terraces and travel agencies

(Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma)

  • Reopening of hotels and other tourist accommodation, excluding common areas.
  • Small shops can open under strict security measures, such as keeping a physical distance of two metres inside the shop, but shopping centres will remain closed.
  • Bars and restaurants can open their terraces to 50% of their capacity (but not their indoor areas).
  • Mobility around the same island is permitted for certain activities (visiting friends or relatives, going to shops and/or terraces).
  • Active and nature tourism activities are permitted for small groups, up to a maximum of 10 people.
  • Walks and individual sport and exercise are permitted outdoors during set time bands.

Phase 2

Restaurants and culture

(La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa)

  • The indoor area of bars and restaurants can be opened, up to a third of their capacity, but only for takeaway and/or table service and as long as the physical distances are respected.
  • Cinemas, theatres, auditoriums and other similar spaces reopen with “pre-assigned seats” and up to a third of their usual capacity.
  • Visits to monuments, museums and exhibition halls are permitted, but admissions are limited to a third of the usual capacity.
  • Active and nature tourism activities are permitted for larger groups.
  • Concerts and cultural events can be held indoors, with up to a third of the usual capacity. If they are outdoors, up to 400 people are permitted as long as they are sitting.
  • Shopping centres reopen, except for common and recreational areas, up to 40% of their capacity.

Phase 3

Reopening of beaches and more mobility


  • Opening of beaches.
  • More flexibility in relation to general mobility (with protective measures: masks, safety distance…).
  • Shops can increase admission to 50% of their capacity (as long as the distance of two metres between people is respected).
  • Restrictions on capacity and occupation are relaxed for bars and restaurants.

What do you need to know if you are travelling to Canary Islands?

As a result of the state of emergency, international travellers arriving in Canary Islands must self-isolate at their accommodation for 14 days and may only go out to purchase basic necessities, go to the doctor or due to force majeure. So far, the only people permitted to enter Spain are Spanish citizens and residents, diplomats or people who can prove they have to enter due to force majeure.

Likewise, the European Union has announced that it will keep its borders closed until 15 June, restricting non-essential travel, but future measures for driving tourism with maximum safety are under study.

Hygiene and safety rules:

Clean your hands frequently, using soap and water or hydroalcoholic hand sanitiser
When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and then put the tissue in the bin
Follow social distancing by staying at least two metres away from people who don't live with you (with or without symptoms)
Masks must be worn on public transport, and in all indoor areas and outdoors when a minimum distance of two metres cannot be guaranteed

If symptoms appear, call:

900 112 061

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