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Travel to Spain - Canaries during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

YES

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

NO

Form pre-travel:

NO

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

NO

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

YES

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

Vaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Vaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination:

You will be required to show your COVID-19 vaccinations to enter into the country as fully vaccinated.  You will be able to do this using the NHS COVID app.

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: Not required
On arrival:

On arrival you may be asked to present your QR code that is issued upon completion of your pre-arrival form, undergo a temperature check and a visual health assessment. You may also be contacted and required to undergo a PCR or LAMP test at any point up to 48 hours after your arrival into Spain.

You must have completed your second dose of a valid 2 dose vaccine or 1 dose of a 1 dose vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival into Spain, you will need to provide your COVID-19 vaccination certificate which must clearly show your full name, the vaccine you have received, the date the vaccine was administered and the country where is was administered. 

Your final dose of a valid vaccine must be no more than 270 days before your departure date to be considered fully vaccinated. If you have received a booster jab, then there is no expiry date

Anyone aged 12 to 17 who is not fully vaccinated or who cannot prove they are fully vaccinated, will be able to enter Spain by presenting documentation certifying that they have undertaken a PCR test within 72 hours of arrival and the result is negative. They will also need to complete the Health control form which can be found here.

If anyone aged 12-17 is fully vaccinated and can provide proof of this, they can enter using this document like a fully vaccinated adult.

Children 12 and under are exempt.

You will be able to use the form from the NHS app.  It is advisable to download the form from the app. 

Form pre-travel: Not required
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain
Local regulations:

You must wear a face mask on any public transportation including in transfer vehicles.  You should carry your face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay where necessary.  Whilst it is no longer compulsory to wear a mask in most indoor and outdoor spaces, it is recommended if you are unable to social distance.

Social distancing should be maintained at all times.

You will be required to show your NHS COVID pass if you wish to enter catering and nightlife establishments as well as gyms and tourism establishments such as hotels to show you are fully vaccinated.

Indoor capacity in bars and restaurants is set to 75%.  You will need to wear a mask indoors when not eating or drinking and social distancing cannot be followed.

Shops are open as normal, but must close by midnight.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Unvaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Unvaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination: Not required
Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: PCR or Antigen
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:

You must obtain a negative COVID-19 test: either a PCR taken within 72 hours prior to departure, or an antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure.

If you have recently recovered from COVID-19

If you’re travelling to Spain for tourism purposes, are not fully vaccinated but have recovered from prior COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months, you can use the UK COVID-19 recovery record or a recovery certificate issued by a relevant health authority or medical service to certify your COVID-19 status.

At least 11 days must have passed since your first positive COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test - NAAT (PCR or similar) or rapid antigen test. The recovery record or certificate will be valid for 180 days from the date of the positive test and must include the following information:

  • your full name
  • the date you first tested positive for COVID-19
  • the type of test administered (e.g. COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test - NAAT (PCR or similar) or rapid antigen test)
  • the name of the country issuing the recovery record or certificate
  • documentary proof of the diagnostic test from which the Recovery Certificate is derived
On arrival:

You may also be subject to additional checks at the point of entry including a temperature check, visual health assessment, or testing on arrival. Passengers may also be contacted and required to undertake a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test - NAAT (PCR or similar) at any point up to 48 hours after their arrival in Spain. 

Form pre-travel:

A Traveller Health Declaration form will need to be completed before travel.  Please check on the link below to see when you are able to complete the form needed for your destination.  You may need to either complete this form electronically, or print out and take with you to show at the airport of departure and arrival. It is important that you check the form as early as you can for time frames as this may need to be completed up to 7 days before travel, or as little as 24 hours before travel.

Traveller Health Declaration: https://www.spth.gob.es/
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain
Local regulations:

You must wear a face mask on any public transportation including in transfer vehicles.  You should carry your face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay where necessary.  Whilst it is no longer compulsory to wear a mask in most indoor and outdoor spaces, it is recommended if you are unable to social distance.

Social distancing should be maintained at all times.

You will be required to show your NHS COVID pass if you wish to enter catering and nightlife establishments as well as gyms and tourism establishments such as hotels to show you are fully vaccinated.

Indoor capacity in bars and restaurants is set to 75%.  You will need to wear a mask indoors when not eating or drinking and social distancing cannot be followed.

Shops are open as normal, but must close by midnight.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 17.06.2022 at 16:03