Health extends screening for national passengers arriving in the Canary Islands

The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands Government is extending the screening of national passengers arriving by air or sea to the Canary Islands for another month, a measure that was published yesterday in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands, which will therefore remain in force until 24 hours on 15 March 2022. This measure obliges people arriving from other communities to present a certificate of vaccination against COVID, a negative diagnostic test for active infection or a certificate of having passed the disease less than six months before the date of travel. In the exceptional case that a person has not undergone the PDIA at origin, it will be carried out at the arrival terminal; and those who refuse to undergo it must remain in isolation in their residence for 10 days, without prejudice to any sanctioning measures that may be taken. Exclusion from the PDIA A negative PDIA will not be required at the time of entry to the Canary Islands in the following cases, in addition to minors under 12 years and three months of age:
  • Persons who accredit that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the full vaccination schedule with a minimum of 14 days prior to their arrival in the Archipelago.
  • Persons who can prove that they have passed the disease less than 6 months before the date of travel and at least 11 days after the positive result of the first diagnostic test.
  • Persons in transit through the territory of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, that is to say, those who make a stopover in the Canary Islands whose final destination is another country or another part of the national territory.
  • Persons who can prove that they have been outside the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands for a period of less than 72 hours prior to arrival, regardless of their place of residence.