Home to year-round sun, beautiful beaches and great food, it’s easy to see why the Canary Islands, and Tenerife in particular, is one of the UK’s top holiday destinations. As the Tenerife and other Canary Islands re-open and welcome tourists back once again, many travellers are asking the question, do you need a Covid test to fly to the Canary Islands/Tenerife? Read on to find out…
The Canary Islands is a Spanish autonomous community and amid the current Covid-19 pandemic, Spain has taken a number of steps to allow travellers and holidaymakers to enter the country safely, reducing the risk of spreading Covid-19.
Entry Requirements for Canary Islands & Tenerife
From the 23rd November, all passengers travelling to Spanish airports and ports from the UK and other high-risk countries will be required to present a negative PCR test taken within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Travellers must declare they have tested negative on a mandatory ‘Health Control Form’ and are required to show evidence certifying these results on request. Travellers are also required to complete an online form 48 hours before travel, providing contact and potential Covid-19 exposure information, and will also undergo a temperature check as well as a visual health assessment on entry. Entry requirements for all destinations are changing often so, it’s important to check the latest entry requirements for Spain.
There are some additional entry requirements in place for those travelling to the Canary Islands/Tenerife. From the 23rd November, people flying to the Canary Islands/Tenerife are required to submit a certificate at the airport confirming a PCR test with a negative result if coming from a high-risk area, such as the UK. In addition, since the 14th November, travellers are also required to present a certification at the accommodation check-in confirming a negative Covid-19 test, either a PCR or antigen test, in order to stay in a regulated tourist establishment of the islands.
PCR Test & Certificate for Travel
Travellers are requested to undertake a private COVID-19 test and not use NHS resources for travel purposes. Testing must be completed no more than 72 hours before you fly to the Canary Islands/Tenerife. Travellers can get tested with Nomad Travel and will receive a certificate for travel to support a negative result.
When travelling to the Canary Islands/Tenerife individuals are also required to download Spain’s Radar COVID notification app. This app must be used for the entirety of your stay in the Canary Islands/Tenerife and for 15 days after you leave.
Please note, it is important to check the latest guidance from Foreign Travel Advice for your destination before travel, entry requirements & restrictions may change at any time.
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