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Africa > Canaries: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 3.4 millions

Active cases: 196 909

Recovered: 3.1 millions

Deaths: 76 981

Vaccination count: 8.3 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-04-17

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
No tests required
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
Entry without additional restrictions is allowed only to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea). This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

Air travel from South Africa and Brazil is also restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

Is a coronavirus test required?

All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP or other molecular techniques.

Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

The certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

The document must contain, at least, the following information:

-traveller's name, passport or ID number
-test date
-identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
-the used technique
-a negative result

The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

As of 8 March, persons coming from the following countries:

South Africa

must complete a 10-day quarantine after their arrival in Spain, or for the duration of their stay if it is shorter than that. This period may end earlier, if on day 7 the person is tested for COVID-19 with a negative result.

All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers' temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

Tests: No tests required

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine for 10 days required for some countries.

Information updated on 2021-04-12.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Restrictions related to COVID-19 remain in effect throughout Spain and vary widely by region.

The most common restrictions in Spain include:

-A nighttime curfew

-Public or private gatherings limited to six people

-Limited movement to and from many locations unless it is for a legitimate and essential purpose, such as work, medical reasons, education and training, returning to your residence, taking exams, helping the elderly, minors or disabled people, banking, insurance, legal, or administrative matters, and any emergency or force majeure situations

-Limited capacity in religious facilities, funeral homes, shops, restaurants, and bars

-In most regions of Spain, face masks are always mandatory for everyone age six or older in enclosed spaces and public areas. There are few exceptions to this rule such as medical waivers, eating or drinking, or while practicing sports.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 6 people banned.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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