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You can come in trip to the Canaries despite the health alarm due to Covid-19?

In this article we want to give you a series of useful information to organize your trip to the Canary Islands in total safety and informed about the current regulations regarding travel to the Canary Islands.

We currently have one of the lowest epidemiological rates in Spain.

Is it possible to travel to Fuerteventura?

Fuerteventura is one of the areas least affected by Covid-19 in the world and this makes the island one of the safest destinations to visit with the utmost safety and hygiene precautions.

The accommodation facilities are gradually starting to reactivate their activities and the main centers of tourist interest, i shops and restaurants have already resumed their work.

If you are coming on holiday to the islands soon, here you will find information of interest to you.

If, on the other hand, you are traveling for other reasons, please consult the decree 87/2020 of December 9th.

Reopen EU

The European Union has activated a website and a mobile application which allows to know if it is possible to travel in the various member countries, what are the conditions required by each location and other data to answer the doubts of tourists.

Under the name "Re-open EU", travelers will be able to find out about the rules to be followed in each location. 

 Spain Travel Health - Health control protocol

 Travel assistance coverage for Covid-19 

In the event of the slightest suspicion of Covid-19 symptoms, the tourist must first notify the Canary Islands health service (Servicio Canario de la Salud) via the telephone number +34 900 112 061 so that the health services of the Canary Islands can activate the corresponding protocols.

The AXA insurance contact telephone number will be provided once the Canary Health Services certify to the individual that a positive case of Covid-19 has occurred.

 Standards of hygiene and safety

RadarCOVID iOS or Android

It is mandatory to download the infection alert app on your mobile phone RadarCOVID, available for both IPhone and Android. Based on your location, the app will notify you of the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

 List of laboratories authorized to perform Covid-19 diagnostic tests


Who can visit the Canary Islands?

Anyone coming from the European Union can visit the Canary Islands, from a country of the Schengen area or from a third country with which Spain has signed reciprocity agreements regarding the acceptance of travelers, namely: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, and Singapore.

To plan your return, we recommend that you always consult the requirements and recommendations of your country of origin.

Do I have to do anything before traveling to the Canary Islands?

All people who come on holiday to the Canary Islands will have to pass a health check. This check is different depending on the situation you are in: 

If you come from abroad (therefore not from another Spanish location), from an area with a high risk of contagion, you must: 

If you come from abroad (therefore not from another Spanish location), from an area with low risk of contagion, you must: 

  • Complete and electronically sign the health control module (FCS) before traveling to the Canary Islands.
  • Only if you are staying in a tourist facility: health check at the airport consisting of measuring the temperature (by fever we mean body temperature equal to or higher than 37.5 ° C) and visual verification of the absence of symptoms. The test must be approved by the health authorities of your country or by the European Union. We provide you with a report of some of the authorized centers in Italy. Admitted tests are PCR (COVID-19 RT-PCR), Chiron-TMA (Transcription Mediated Amplification) test and rapid detection tests for SARS-CoV-2 antigens with a specificity greater than 97% and sensitivity are also valid. higher than 80%, according to their corresponding approval.
  • Health check at the airport consisting in measuring the temperature (by fever we mean body temperature equal to or higher than 37.5 ° C) and visual verification of the absence of symptoms. 

If you come from another Spanish region e not  stays in a regulated accommodation facility, you must:

  • Diagnosis test able to demonstrate ongoing COVID-19 infections with negative results carried out in the 72 hours prior to arrival in the Canary Islands. Mandatory from 18 December 2020 to 09 April 2021. Admitted tests are PCR (RT-PCR of COVID-19), Chiron-TMA test (Transcription Mediated Amplification) and rapid detection tests for SARS-CoV antigens are also valid. 2 with a specificity higher than 97% and a sensitivity higher than 80%, according to their corresponding approval.
  • In exceptional cases, it will be possible to take the test within 72 hours of arrival in the Canary Islands or to opt for fiduciary isolation for 10 days. You will need to send the certificate by email to the address [email protected] indicating the flight number and arrival date in the object. 

If you come from another Spanish region e stays in a regulated accommodation facility you must:

  • Upon arrival on the islands, prove that you have a reservation in a tourist accommodation facility. 
  • Submit a diagnostic test for COVID-19 active infection with negative result, taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in the Canary Islands. You will need to present it during check-in at the tourist facility of your choice. Children under the age of 6 should not have any type of negative diagnostic test. The test must be approved by the health authorities. We will provide you with a report of some authorized centers in Spain. Admitted tests are PCR (COVID-19 RT-PCR), Chiron-TMA (Transcription Mediated Amplification) test and rapid detection tests for SARS-CoV-2 antigens with a specificity greater than 97% and sensitivity are also valid. higher than 80%, according to their corresponding approval.

 In any case, it is essential that you consult the conditions of your operator or airline before traveling to the Canary Islands.

Exceptional situation for Traveling between the Islands during Easter 2021

  • Dates: between March 26 and April 9, both included 
  • To travel between the islands, it will be necessary to present a negative test for active COVID-19 infection within 72 hours prior to arrival (adults and children over 6 years). The test certificate must be sent to the e-mail address  [email protected] .
  • You can check here i  authorized centers to carry out the test  in the Canary Islands
  • You will not need to submit this test if you are traveling for one of the exceptions listed in the DECREE Spanish Royal   16/2021, March 18th (return to place of residence or family, fulfillment of work obligations, participation in medical appointments, among others)

We recommend that you stay up to date on the real-time situation of the pandemic through the portal of the Government of the Canary Islands


Links of interest

Centers authorized to carry out the COVID-19 test in the Canary Islands

Gobierno de Canarias

Sources of the article

Trip to the Canary Islands 

Viajar to las Islas Canarias

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