No more covid tests to enter the Canary island from Spain for national travellers


The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands has announced that from today, Friday October 1st, the requirement for national travellers to present a vaccination certificate against COVID-19 or a negative test result or proof of having passed the disease, will no longer be necessary when arriving at ports or airports in the archipelago from the mainland. If you are not a resident of Spain, the requirement is still there.

However, the decree that regulates the conditions of access to tourist accommodation in the Canary Islands remains in force, which means that everyone (of all nationality from all countries) over 12 years of age must present proof of vaccination, or a negative test result (PCR or antigen), or a certificate that they have passed the illness at reception when they are checking in to their accommodation.

The following are excluded from this rule:
– People who can prove they are residents of the Canary Islands (TIE or green residencia card or certificate. NIE is NOT proof of residency) and declare that they have not left the islands in the 15 days prior to staying at the establishment, and that also in that period they have not had symptoms compatible with COVID-19. (Although most complexes are asking for the certificate which they are entitled to do).