Do you need a Covid test to fly to Canary Islands/Tenerife?

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 UK and many other countries face the third wave of COVID-19, many countries have introduced new and more stringent travel restrictions, including Tenerife and other Canary Islands. Read this blog to find out if you need a Covid test to fly to the Canary Islands/Tenerife…

It is important to note, under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes. For more information please visit

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.


Currently, all travellers arriving into the Canary Islands/Tenerife must go through a health inspection, which varies depending on your origin destination. At the moment, the UK is currently a high-risk area and so, travellers arriving to the Canary Islands/Tenerife from the UK must follow the below requirements.

Arrivals from the UK to the Canary Islands/Tenerife must complete the Spanish Health Form. This must be filled in and signed before your travel to the Canary Islands. All arrivals from high-risk areas, such as the UK, must have proof of a negative PCR test (COVID-19 not detected), taken in the 72 hours prior to arrival in the Canary Islands. Travellers can get tested with Nomad Travel and will receive a certificate for travel to support a negative result.

All arrivals into the Canary Islands/Tenerife must undertake a health check on arrival at the airport. This will consist of a temperature check and a visual check for the absence of symptoms.


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.

Thank you for reading our blog ‘Do you need a Covid test to fly to Canary Islands/Tenerife?’. We hope you found it helpful. Are you travelling to the Canaries soon? Check out our range of COVID-19 tests to support travel or book an appointment for complete vaccination, COVID-19 testing & travel health advice.

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