Great news for families today as the Canarian Government announces the lifting of the restriction of children aged 12 and up needing to be fully vaccinated to enter. The change allows children aged 12 to 17 to enter the Canary Islands unvaccinated, only needing to present a negative NAAT (PCR) test taken 72 hours before arrival in Spain. This change comes into effect at 00.00 on 14th February 2022.
This is welcoming news for travellers who have been unable to meet this impossible requirement due to the vaccination program rules of the UK.
The new entry requirements for non-EU (including the UK) travellers are as follows:
- Children under the age of 11 - no entry requirements or tests.
- Children aged 12 to 17 - You can present a negative NAAT test (PCR) or you can be fully vaccinated.
- Anybody aged 18 and over must be fully vaccinated to enter.
NOTE: IF FULLY VACCINATED NO TEST IS NEEDED TO ENTER
Tenerife remains in tier 4, restrictions softened
There's more good news relating to the restrictions in Tenerife as it was announced that Tenerife will remain in tier 4, but with a general softening of the restrictions for tier 4. In effect, this means that businesses can stay open later and group sizes have increased. To get a complete picture of the changes check out our Restrictions in Tenerife page - it has been updated to reflect today's changes.
Masks no longer obligatory outside
And finally in case you missed it there was another welcome change earlier this weeks as it was announced that masks are no longer obligatory outside, so you can now wonder the streets, beaches and water parks without a mask on! 🙌🏻
All of these changes point to a brighter future for tourists and residents of Tenerife as we continue to take small steps back towards normality. Fingers crossed we'll be able to visit without restrictions and without risks in the near future. 🤞🏻