For visitors from the UK:

A special set of measure are in place for visitors travelling from the UK into Spain currently, as a reflection of the large outbreak of the Delta variant taking place there:

  • SPTH form must be completed for all passengers
  • An official document that proves that the holder has received a vaccine against COVID-19. You must be fully vaccinated and have received your last dose at least 14 days before arrival in Spain. Any vaccine will be admitted that has been authorised for commercial use by the EU (European Medicines Agency – EMA) and the WHO.
  • OR
  • A negative test for active COVID-19 infection in the 72 hours prior to arrival in the Canary Islands. The tests that are allowed are PCR (RT-PCR for COVID-19) or Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA) Note: Antigen test is not accepted. 
  • The vaccination certificate or test certificate is required for all passengers aged 12 and over.

In simple terms, everyone 12 and over travelling from UK needs to either have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before travel, or will need to provide a PCR test certificate timed within 72 hours or arrival. Postal PCR tests are unlikely to be fast enough, so we recommend attending a clinic: Covid testing UK.

For All Other Countries:

The first thing to establish is which set of rules to read below, and that is dependent on if you are from a high risk, or a low risk country. Here’s where to check: Risk Countries.

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/ Visitors aged 12 and over, staying in registered tourist accommodation, will be asked to show one of the following on checking into their accommodation:

  • A negative test for active COVID-19 infection in the 72 hours prior to arrival in the Canary Islands. The tests that are allowed are PCR (RT-PCR for COVID-19), Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA), and Antigen tests OR:
  • An official document stating that they have been fully vaccinated within the 8 months prior to their trip or have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) within the past 4 months and at least 15 days prior to the trip.
  • An official medical certificate or public document stating that they have recovered from the disease within the past 6 months.

Exemptions

  • Visitors under 12 years old.
  • Residents of The Canary Islands who have not left the islands for the previous 15 days.
  • Anyone who has been outside the islands for 72 hours or less.

Important: Please check with your airline and your accommodation to ensure you have what they require for you to travel. 

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/ Visitors aged 12 and over will be asked to show one of the following on arrival into Lanzarote, and will also be required to show the documents prior to boarding a fight to the island:

  • A negative test for active COVID-19 infection in the 72 hours (if a PCR test) or 48 hours (if an antigen test) prior to arrival in the Canary Islands. The tests that are allowed are PCR (RT-PCR for COVID-19) Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA) or antigen tests.
  • OR
  • An official document that proves that the holder has received a vaccine against COVID-19. You must be fully vaccinated and have received your last dose at least 14 days before arrival in Spain. Any vaccine will be admitted that has been authorised for commercial use by the EU (European Medicines Agency – EMA) and the WHO.
  • OR
  • An official medical certificate stating that the holder has recovered from COVID-19, issued at least 11 days after your first positive NAAT (PCR, TMA, LAMP) test. The certificate is valid for 180 days.

From Mainland Spain

Travellers 12 and over to The Canaries from mainland Spain must have a COVID test:

  • Test negative for active COVID-19 infection in the 72 hours prior to arrival in the Canary Islands. Compulsory .
  • The tests that are allowed are PCR (RT-PCR for COVID-19), Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA), and Antigen tests that detect SARS-COV-2 antigens with an accuracy of 97% and a sensitivity of over 80% as defined in their supporting 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, and they will be observed by medical staff.

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.

Here’s the latest information on Coronavirus in Lanzarote.