Visitors into any part of Spain, including The Canary Islands are required to do the following.

From High Risk Countries.

1/ All visitors must complete the SPTH entry form prior to travel and complete the health section with 48 hours of arrival. The system will then issue a QR code which can be shown on arrival.

2/ All visitors six years old and over must provide a Covid test certificate dated and timed within 72 hours before arrival into Spain.

The test needs to be a PCR, TMA or RT-LAMP test, and the certificate must include the name, surname and passport number of the person tested, the authorised health body or entity that performs the test, their contact details, type of test performed, type, brand and approval of the test, if applicable, date and time of completion and test result

Here is the latest list of high risk countries and it includes United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and France.

We recommend in-person Covid testing, rather than postal tests – you don’t risk an inconclusive result by doing it wrong, and you don’t risk not getting your results back in time due to postal delays. We’ve had great feedback from readers who have used this service, if you can travel to London, Watford or Manchester: Covid Testing Centre

From Low Risk Countries

1/ All visitors must complete the SPTH entry form prior to travel and complete the health section with 48 hours of arrival. The system will then issue a QR code which can be shown on arrival.

2/ Those staying in registered tourist accommodation will be required to show a Covid test certificate on checking in to they accommodation. Please contact your accommodation to find out exactly what they require from you.

Low risk countries are those not on this list.

Important: Please check with your airline and your accommodation to ensure you have what they require for you to travel. You may be denied boarding if you don’t have the correct documentation. 

On Arrival

On arrival, all passengers will be subject to a temperature check on arrival which may be done by non contact thermometers or infra red scanners.

Your QR code from the SPTH form will be scanned. If you are from a high risk country, you may be asked to show a copy of your test certificate.

Track & Trace App

This applies to all arrivals.

All visitors should download the Radar Covid track and trace app, and should keep the app on their phones for 15 days after return to their home country, in order that any follow up contact due to exposure to a carrier can be made.

Canarian Residents

Residents of the islands can travel between islands and stay in tourist accommodation. They must affirm that they have been on the islands for at least the previous 15 days. Some hotels may asked for a document to be signed as an affirmation.

Covid insurance Scheme

All visitors staying in regulated accommodation on the islands benefit from special Covid insurance, which will cover the cost of treatment and extended stays for quarantine, if they contract the virus while on the islands.

Here’s the latest information on Coronavirus in Lanzarote.