Important informationen about Corona / Covid-19 regulations

Here you will find important information to help you plan your trip to the Canary Islands and La Gomera and enjoy a stress-free holiday.

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This page is intended as an overview for your information. The information is provided by the Canary Islands Office for Tourism (link at the bottom of the page). We try to keep the page up to date, but we cannot update it immediately with every change, therefore this information is supplied without liability.

Update: 01.02.2021

Can I visit Canary Islands / La Gomera?

You can visit the Canary Islands if you travel from the European Union, from a country in the Schengen area or from a third country with which Spain has reciprocal agreements regarding the acceptance of travellers (these are Australia, Canada, China, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay).

Which procedures do I need to complete before travelling to Canaries?

If you travel from a high risk area outside Spain:

  1. Before arrival you must fill out the Spanish Health Form via the Website Spain Travel Health, after that a QR-Code will be created which has to be presented upon arrival, printed or digitally.
  2. All travellers need a negative Coronatest (PCR, RT-LAMP or ATM test), which must not be older than 72 hours at the time of arrival to the Canary Islands (valid from the time the test is carried out).
  3. Here you will find a list of risk countries.
  4. Health check on arrival at the airport consisting of a temperature check (a body temperature of 37.5ºC or higher is defines as fever) and a visual check for the absence of symptoms.

If you travel from a medium or low risk area outside Spain:

  1. Before arrival you must fill out the Spanish Health Form via the Website Spain Travel Health, after that a QR-Code will be created which has to be presented upon arrival, printed or digitally.
  2. If you want to stay at Apartamentos Mesa, Vivienda Sara or Casa Las Dunas, or any other official touristic accommodation you need to present a negative Corona test, which had to be taken in the 72 hours prior to arrival on the Canary Islands. Children under the age of six are exempt from testing. 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.
  3. Health check on arrival at the airport consisting of a temperature check (a body temperature of 37.5ºC or higher is defines as fever) and a visual check for the absence of symptoms.

If you travel from another autonomous community within Spain and stay in official touristic accommodation:

  1. You must show your reservation for a touristic accommodation on arrival. Of course if you have a booking with us we will send you one.
  2. You need to have a negative Coronatest taken in the 72 hours prior to arrival on the Canary Islands. You have to present the certificate before arrival or during check in. Children under the age of six are exempt from testing. Allowed tests 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.
  3. In any case, it is very important you check your travel operator’s or airline’s conditions before travelling to Canary Islands.

If you travel from another autonomous community within Spain and stay in official touristic accommodation:

In this case you don’t need a negative Coronatest. You only need to prove that you are resident in the Canary Islands and sign a self-responsible declaration stating that you have not left the archipelago in the 15 days prior to your arrival at your accommodation and that you have not had any symptoms that could indicate COVID-19 during this time.

Corona / Covid-19 Safety measures

  1. Masks must be worn by adults and children over the age of six when outdoors or in enclosed public spaces, except when eating or drinking, doing physical exercise and/or if you are disabled or have a respiratory condition.(Does not apply outside built-up areas in nature, e.g. when hiking and also ot on the beach when bathing or sunbathing, provided that the safe distance is kept.)
  2. Interpersonal distance (set at 1.5 metres) must be kept.
  3. You may not smoke or use tobacco inhalation devices when it is not possible to guarantee a 2-metre separation. Smoking is not permitted on public highways.

CORONA-APP

You must download the RadarCOVID contagion alert app to your mobile. It is available for both iPhone and Android and will notify you of the risk of exposure to COVID-19 depending on your location.

Here you can download the App from the Canary Islands Government.

What can I do to protect me and others?

  1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or clean them with hydroalcoholic gel.
  2. When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and then put the tissue in a bin.
  3. Maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from anybody who doesn’t live with you (whether they have symptoms or not).
  4. Wear your mask when you are outdoors or in an enclosed public space.
  5. Any reunion or meeting in private spaces of people who do not live together should be restricted to a maximum of ten people, even if the safety distance can be guaranteed.

What should I do if I get symptoms during my stay on Canary Islands? Covid medical insurance.

For holiday makers – who don’t have medical insurance – the government provides an AXA policy free of charge in Canary Islands to cover all expenses relating to COVID-19.
Click here to see everything that it covers..

If you experience symptoms such as a cough, a temperature, shortness of breath or feeling generally unwell, self-isolate at your accommodation and call 900 112 061 for instructions and to be put in touch with the appropriate medical centre.

Also in case you are tested positive for Covid-19 you must inform us if you stay at Apartamentos Mesa, Vivienda Sara or Casa las Dunas.

Must I get tested before I leave Canary Islands?

No, you don’t regarding the regulations of Canary Islands, but you may be asked for one when you reach your destination. We recommend you always check the requirements in your country of origin as well as the conditons of transportation of your booked airline.

Where can I get tested before departure from the Islands?

  1. Here in Valle Gran Rey, you can go to the english-speaking Centro Medico in the district of Vueltas. You have to make an appointment beforehand. A test can also be arranged to be taken at the weekend. Phone number: +34-922 80 56 29
  2. In the island’s capital San Sebastian, you can get tested at the pharmacy Farmacia Divina Creus, but only from Monday to Friday. Phone number +34-922 14 16 05
  3. If you stay on Tenerife before departure, we will be happy to give you information about test centres on the neighbouring island.

All the above listed and more updated information regarding the conditions and regulations of Corona / COVID-19 you will finde here one the official website of the Office for Tourism.

Enjoying La Gomera despite Corona