Tenerife entry requirements

Tenerife currently has entry requirements in place to mitigate the spread of covid-19. 

Rules For travelling for residents of the UK and Northern Ireland

Rules For travelling as a GB resident from the UK and Northern Ireland

All persons aged 12 years and older need to be fully vaccinated in order to enter Spain. - A review will be held on the 27th of January to see if this will change or remain in place. 

You do not need to present any form of negative test to enter.

Proof of recovery is not accepted as a means of entry from UK residents travelling from the UK 

To be classed as fully vaccinated you must have a received both doses of a 2 dose vaccine, or one dose of a single dose vaccine at least 14 days before you travel to Tenerife.

All passengers must also have their details logged on a Spanish Travel Health form (SPTH), even children and infants.

Complete a Spanish travel health Form

All travellers need to complete a Spanish health form (SPTH) before arrival. You can begin the form as soon as you have your flight details but you cannot complete it until 48 hours before you travel. Children and infants must also be registered on a Spanish Passenger Locator Form. You can complete an individual one for them or you can include them on a family form if you live in the same household.

Travelling with children 

  • There are no restrictions in place for children under 12. They do not need to be vaccinated or present a negative covid test.
  • Children age 12 and over need to present proof of being fully vaccinated (with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a one-dose vaccine) at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain.
  • Each child must be registered on a Spanish Passenger Locator Form. You can complete an individual one for them or you can include them on a family form if you live in the same household.

Travelling from other countries

If you are visiting from the EU / Schengen Area check out our other guide: EU/Schengen area entry requirements 

Or you can visit the Travel Safe Spain website to see what rules apply to your country.

Further help

If you are unsure or concerned about how these restrictions will affect your trip, please contact us on social media or email us at [email protected] and we will assist you as best we can.

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Frequently asked questions

My child is 12 in March and are due to travel in April so he won't have had his first vaccination can he enter Tenerife?

If a person is 12 and over they need to be fully vaccinated to enter. Spain regulations are different to the UK so they don't recognise the UK rules. There will be a review on the 27th of January to see if they will continue with this requirement or if they will change the entry requirements. 

 

Will they be changing the entry requirements?

There will be a review on the 27th of January to see if they will continue with this requirement or if they will change the entry requirements. 

My child is 12 but has only had one vaccine, he cant get the other one yet can he enter Tenerife?

If a person is 12 and over they need to be fully vaccinated to enter.

Fully vaccinated means if it's a two-dose vaccination then he needs to have had both doses for it to be classed as fully vaccinated. If your child has only had one then that would only be classed as partially vaccinated and unable to enter under the current regulations. 

Spain regulations are different to the UK so they don't recognise the UK rules. There will be a review on the 27th of January to see if they will continue with this requirement or if they will change the entry requirements. 

Im not vaccinated, can I enter Tenerife?

The current regulations are residents of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland travelling directly from their country must arrive in Spain with a vaccination certificate.

I am a GB resident travelling from the UK can I enter with a recovery certificate?

If you are a resident of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland travelling directly from your country and you are age 12 and over you cannot enter with a recovery certificate. You can only enter with a vaccination certificate. 

Im not vaccinated and I am travelling from the UK, I am a UK resident can I enter with a negative test?

If you are a resident of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland travelling directly from your country and you are age 12 and over you cannot enter with a negative test. You can only enter with a vaccination certificate. 

What does fully vaccinated mean?

To be classed as fully vaccinated you must have received both doses of a 2 dose vaccine, or one dose of a single dose vaccine at least 14 days before you travel to Tenerife.

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