updated to 16 / 10 / 2021

The Canary Islands are part of the Kingdom of Spain, therefore the same visa conditions apply for the entry of tourists into the territory of the Canary Islands as for the entry into the territory of the Kingdom of Spain.

COVID restrictions on travel to Spain and the Canary Islands.

COVID restrictions on travel to Spain and the Canary Islands.

As part of COVID measures, you can visit the Canary Islands if you are traveling from a European Union country, a Schengen country or a third country with which Spain has reciprocal passenger acceptance agreements. These currently include Australia, Canada, China, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

QR code (mandatory for each person)

Every passenger arriving in the Canary Islands, as well as the Kingdom of Spain, must present a QR code upon arrival.

Before the trip, you need to visit https://www.spth.gob.es/ or download the mobile application. From 48 hours before departure, it is necessary to enter travel data, on the basis of which the passenger will receive the QR code needed to enter the islands.

The QR code must be in printed form or in digital form in the application on the mobile device.

Entry documents related to COVID

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 are traveling to the Canary Islands from outside Spain from risk areas, you must show one of the following:

A. Confirmation of complete vaccination with one of the EMA or WHO approved vaccines (currently Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm and Sinovac-Coronavac). At least 14 days must elapse between the end of vaccination.

The certificate must contain:
Name and surname.
Vaccination date with the date of the last dose given.
Type of vaccine administered.
Number of doses administered / complete regimen.
Issuing country.
Identification of the authority which issued the vaccination certificate.

B. Certificate of overcoming covid-19, with a minimum of 11 days and a maximum of 180 days from the first positive test.

The certificate must contain:
Name and surname.
Date of collection of the first positive diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2.
Type of test performed.
Issuing country.

C. Confirmation of a negative PCR or antigen test carried out not more than 48 hours before entry into Canary Islands. The test must be approved by the healthcare authorities of your country or the European Union. A negative diagnostic test is not required for children under 12 years of age.

The certificate must contain:
Name and surname.
Date of sampling.
Type of test performed.
Issuing country.

The list of risk areas can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health in the section “Listado de países / zonas de riesgo”. EU countries that are not identified as at risk are considered safe.

If you are traveling to the Canary Islands from outside Spain from medium or low risk areas:

just fill in the arrival (QR) form.

WARNING! If you are staying in a regulated / licensed accommodation facility upon arrival at the facility, you must prove yourself with one of the following documents, regardless of the degree of risk of the country:

  • confirmation of a negative PCR, TMA or antigen test carried out not more than 72 hours before entering the territory of the Canary Islands. The test must be approved by the healthcare authorities of your country or the European Union. A negative diagnostic test is not required for children under 6 years of age;
  • or confirmation of complete vaccination with one of the EMA or WHO approved vaccines (currently Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm and Sinovac-Coronavac) no more than 8 months after the last dose;
  • or confirmation of the first vaccination with one of the EMA or WHO approved vaccines (currently Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm and Sinovac-Coronavac) with more than 15 days and less than 4 months since the first dose;
  • or confirmation of covid-19 disease outcome, with a maximum of 180 days since the first positive test.

Regulation temporarily suspended until 31.1.2022.

If you are traveling from another Autonomous Community in Spain and are resident in Spain:

  • confirmation of complete vaccination with one of the EMA or WHO approved vaccines (currently Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm and Sinovac-Coronavac) no more than 8 months after the last dose;
  • or confirmation of the first vaccination with one of the EMA or WHO approved vaccines (currently Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm and Sinovac-Coronavac) with more than 15 days since the first dose;
  • or confirmation of covid-19 disease outcome, with a maximum of 180 days since the first positive test;
  • or confirmation of a negative PCR or antigen test carried out not more than 48 hours before entering the territory of Spain. The test must be approved by the healthcare authorities of your country or the European Union. A negative diagnostic test is not required for children under 6 years of age.

In any case, it is extremely important to check the conditions of your tour operator or airline before traveling to the Canary Islands.

For return trips, the conditions set by your country must be observed.

Radar Covid

Tourists are advised to install the Covid Radar application.

COVID radar is an application that has been programmed to identify as risky contacts those people whose devices were found more than 15 minutes away from the devices of people diagnosed with COVID-19. These 15 minutes are calculated as the accumulated time in 24 hours.

It is recommended to leave the application installed on your mobile device for another 15 days after returning from the Canary Islands.

COVID-19 insurance

The advantage of staying in a licensed facility is Canarias Covid insurance, which was taken out by the Canary Government with AXA and only applies to stays in licensed facilities.

This insurance covers:

  • hospital bills due to Covid-19;
  • if necessary, repatriation to the place of usual residence.

Epidemiological measures related to COVID-19

Visa conditions

Entry to the Canary Islands requires a valid passport or identity card stating the nationality of the holder of this document, without a specified minimum period of validity of the document when entering or leaving the country.

Every person aged 0 and over entering the Canary Islands must have his / her own travel document.

The maximum length of stay in the Canary Islands without interruption is 90 days. In case of a longer stay, it is necessary to register with the Aliens Police.

Customs conditions

As the Canary Islands are not part of the European customs union, tobacco and alcohol imports are subject to the same rules when traveling from EU countries as when traveling from other parts of the world.

The passenger can bring for his own needs a maximum of:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • or 100 cigarillos;
  • or 50 cigars;
  • or 250 grams of tobacco;
  • 1 liter of hard alcohol with an alcohol content of 22% or more;
  • or 2 liters of hard alcohol with an alcohol content of 22% or of sparkling wine or liqueurs;
  • 4 liters of wine;
  • 16 liters of beer.

There is an unlimited amount of medicines that are intended for personal use, and the amount of medicines must take into account the expected length of stay.

Pets are allowed through authorized airports and ports:

  • Las Plamas de Gran Canaria Airport (LPS);
  • Tenerife Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN);
  • Tenerife Sur Reina Sofia Airport (TFS);
  • the port of Las Palmas – Puerto de La Luz;
  • port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.