What are the covid restrictions in Tenerife?

Tenerife is currently in Tier 4. See the Tier 4  restrictions. 

Tenerife has certain restrictions in place to reduce the spread of covid:

  • Masks are mandatory both indoors and outdoors but can be taken off when seated at a table
  • Vaccination certificates are required to enter venues with a capacity of 30 or more
  • Capacity is reduced in all public and commercial spaces
  • Venues that stay open late must close earlier than normal
  • Residents of non-EU countries (such as the UK) must be fully vaccinated to enter (read more: Tenerife entry requirements)

What tier is Tenerife in right now?

Tenerife is currently in tier 4 the next review is 20th January 2022.

Will the restrictions change before my trip?

The restrictions are reviewed weekly and change frequently. If your trip is a few months away things are likely to change several times between now and then. As soon as something changes we'll update our website and share it on social media, so follow us and subscribe to notifications to ensure you don't miss a thing.

Tier 1 restrictions  

  • Masks must be worn outside.
  • Masks must be worn inside but can be taken off when seated at a table.
  • Bars & restaurants can stay open until 4 am if their licence allows it.
  • Karaoke, Cocktail bars and disco bars are open but dancing is still prohibited.
  • Outdoor capacity for bars, restaurants and cafes is at 100%.
  • Indoor capacity for bars, restaurants and cafes is restricted to 75% capacity.
  • Guided tours can have up to 50 people per group.
  • Private gatherings should not exceed 12 people unless your household family is larger.
  • Gyms, cinemas & shops are all at limited capacity and masks must be worn at all times.

Tier 2 restrictions 

  • Masks must be worn outside.
  • Masks must be worn inside but can be taken off when seated at a table.
  • Bars & restaurants can stay open until 2 am if their licence allows it.
  • Karaoke, Cocktail bars and disco bars are open but dancing is still prohibited.
  • Outdoor capacity for bars, restaurants and cafes is restricted to 75%.
  • Indoor capacity for bars, restaurants and cafes is restricted to 50% capacity.
  • Guided tours can have up to 30 people per group.
  • Private gatherings should not exceed 8 people unless your household family is larger.
  • Public transport capacity is operating at 100% and masks must be worn at all times.
  • Gyms, cinemas & shops are all at limited capacity and masks must be worn at all times.

Tier 3 restrictions

  • Masks must be worn outside.
  • Masks must be worn inside but can be taken off when seated at a table.
  • Bars & restaurants can stay open until 1 am if their licence allows it.
  • Karaoke, Cocktail bars and disco bars are open but dancing is still prohibited.
  • Outdoor capacity for bars, restaurants and cafes is restricted to 50% and no more than 6 people per table.
  • Indoor capacity for bars, restaurants and cafes is restricted to 33% capacity and no more than 4 people are allowed per table or 2 people at the bar.
  • Beaches are restricted to 50 % capacity and a maximum of 4 per group
  • Guided tours can have up to 20 people per group.
  • Private gatherings should not exceed 6 people unless your household family is larger.
  • Public transport capacity is operating at 100% and masks must be worn at all times.
  • Spa, Saunas Jacuzzis 33% capacity 
  • Gyms are restricted to 33% capacity
  • Cinemas are restricted to 55% capacity
  • Shops are restricted to 25% capacity

Tier 4 restrictions 

  • Masks must be worn when outdoors 
  • Masks must be worn when indoors but can be removed when sat at a table
  • You must be fully vaccinated to enter bars, restaurants and cafes with a capacity of 30 people or more. You will be asked to present one of the following: a digital copy of your vaccination certificate or your recovery certificate or a negative test when you enter the venue. Learn how to download your covid vaccine certificate.
  • Non-EU residents (including England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) must be fully vaccinated to enter Tenerife. See Tenerife entry requirements for more information.
  • All businesses must close at 12 AM midnight
  • Capacity for hotels and restaurants is reduced to 75% outdoors and 33% indoors
  • Capacity at cultural establishments such as theaters, cinemas, museums etc is reduced to 75% outdoors and 55% indoors
  • Capacity for public transport and small basic neccessity shops (not large commercial establishments) is reduced to 75%
  • Capacity for public commercial areas such as shopping centers and parks is reduced to 50% outdoor and 33% indoor capacity
  • Capacity for places of worship is reduced to 50% outdoors and 33% indoors.
  • Capacity for acadamies, driving schools, and non-regulated teaching centers is reduced to 50% outdoors and 33% indoors
  • Sporting activities are still allowed but participants must maintain at least 2 meters distance whenever possible and wear a mask. Capacity is reduced to 33% for training. Public capacity is reduced to 50% in open spaces and 33% in closed spaces.

Staying safe during your trip

To minimize your risk of infection it is important to remain vigilant at all times:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Wear a mask whenever possible
  • Maintain at least 1.5 meters social distance
  • Maintain good ventillation when indoors and in close proximity to others

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