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Canary Islands waive Covid test for vaccinated Brits

The Canary Islands appears to have eased entry restrictions for vaccinated tourists, who no longer need a Covid test.

In an announcement in the Canary Islands Official State Gazette, it says those who have received both doses of the vaccine, or one dose at least 15 days and no more than four months prior to arrival, will be allowed in test-free.

Other visitors aged six and over will continue to be asked to provide a negative Covid test or they will have to take a test when they arrive at their tourist accommodation.

Visitors staying in private accommodation don’t need to provide a test or proof they’ve been vaccinated.

The announcement brings the islands closer into line with the Spanish mainland and the Balearics, which have waived testing for British holidaymakers, including those who haven’t been vaccinated.

Waiving the need for Covid tests makes travel to the Canaries much less hassle and a bit cheaper for vaccinated holidaymakers.

Although the islands are on the UK’s amber travel list, meaning visitors have to self-isolate when returning home, they’re not subject to a Foreign Office warning against non-essential travel, unlike the rest of Spain.


Linsey McNeill

A journalist and travel writer of 35 years' standing, a once-a-week yogi, terrible skier and out-of-order mum to 2 teens. Previously Editor of, bylines also include The Telegraph, The Times, The Observer, the London Evening Standard, Which? and The South China Morning Post.

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