Canaries travel advice: Travelling to the Canary Islands
Canary Islands travel advice, entry requirements & covid stats
Explore Covid-19 statistics relating to new cases and the vaccine rollout in the Canary Islands plus up-to-date travel advice on entry requirements from government agencies.
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Canary Islands covid live updates
- Travel advice for the Canary Islands – UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
- Travellers’ health for the Canary Islands – Ministry of Health, Spain
- Coronavirus timeline in the Canary Islands – Our World in Data
- Latest info on travel to the Canary Islands – Canary Islands Tourism
FCDO travel advice
Covid-19 vaccine rollout
Below are the latest statistics on Covid-19 vaccinations in the Canary Islands showing the number of people and percentage of the population who are partially or fully vaccinated.
The Covid-19 vaccination statistics for the Canary Islands is courtesy of the Spanish Ministry of Health. Last updated on 23/12/22.
Covid-19 statistics – new cases
The figures below show the average numbers of new cases per 100,000 of population for the Canary Islands recorded in the latest 7-day period and the percentage difference from the week before, plus charts showing the numbers of new cases recorded over the past 10 weeks.
New cases 7-day average
The 7-day average number of new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 of population for the Canary Islands recorded over the past 10 weeks.
The number of newly recorded cases per 100,000 of population for the Canary Islands is courtesy of the Spanish Ministry of Health and is updated weekly.
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Entry requirements & travel restrictions
Below is the latest information on the travel and tourism status of the Canary Islands including entry requirements and the rules on pre-departure Covid-19 testing and quarantine.
Are there entry restrictions to the Canary Islands due to Covid-19?
Canary Islands is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for the Canary Islands.
Check out Canary Islands Tourism for more information.
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Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the Canary Islands?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the Canary Islands. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel advice | nidirect
If you are travelling abroad, keep up-to-date with the latest advice for the country you plan travelling to and with the requirements for your return.
International travel by air or sea to Northern Ireland
Travellers coming to Northern Ireland do not need to:
- complete a passenger locator form
- show proof of vaccination status
- take any pre-departure or post arrival tests
This applies to all travellers, whether you’re fully vaccinated or not.
There are no sector exemptions.
However, if you develop COVID-19 symptoms on arrival into Northern Ireland, follow the guidance at:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to stay safe and help prevent the spread
International travel from Northern Ireland
Whilst all international travel requirements to enter Northern Ireland have been removed, this may not be the case for many international destinations.
You should check and follow the latest COVID-19 travel advice for your chosen destination(s). Further advice is available at:
- Foreign travel advice
When abroad, remember to follow the advice of local authorities. Your safety and security is their responsibility.
If you need urgent consular assistance, phone:
- the FCDO switchboard number +44 (0)20 7008 1500
- any Consulate, Embassy or High Commission
Proof of vaccination
If you have received a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations in Northern Ireland, you can apply for a proof of vaccination certificate for international travel.
Information on how to apply for proof of vaccination is available at:
- Apply for a travel COVID vaccination certificate
Travelling within the Common Travel Area (CTA)
There are no restrictions or testing requirements if you’re travelling from one region to another within the CTA (UK, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland).
This includes travelling to Northern Ireland via the Republic of Ireland from overseas. However, you will still need to follow the current rules for travelling to Ireland.
Travelling to Northern Ireland for work
If you are travelling to Northern Ireland to work, there is no legal requirement to carry out bespoke testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Features of holidays in the Canary Islands
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