Tenerife Entry Requirements for UK and Non-EU Citizens

This page explains everything you need to know when visiting Tenerife as a UK or non-EU citizen.

You no longer need to complete a Spanish Locator form from the UK as long as you can present: your vaccination certificate which shows you have been fully vaccinated OR have a recovery certificate OR you are under 12 

If you have a citizenship of a country within the European Union / Schengen Zone, even if you currently live in the UK, you are able to visit Tenerife under the European Freedom of Movement act. See our other guide for more information: Tenerife Entry Requirements for Citizens of EU / Schengen Countries

Entering Tenerife

Adults aged 18 and over

  • Must be fully vaccinated to enter Tenerife (that means 2 doses of a two-dose vaccine, or one dose of a single dose vaccine)
  • If your vaccinations are over 270 days old you must get your booster to continue to be classed as fully vaccinated

OR

  • Present your recovery certificate 

Children aged 12 to 17

  • Do not need to be vaccinated to enter Tenerife
  • If you are fully vaccinated you do not need to provide a negative test
  • If you are not fully vaccinated you must provide a negative NAAT (PCR) test 72 hours before arriving in Tenerife

OR

  • Present your recovery certificate 

 

Children aged 11 and under

  • Do not need to be vaccinated
  • Do not need to provide any kind of negative test

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enter without being vaccinated

If you are aged 18 and over

You must be fully vaccinated to enter Tenerife or present a recovery certificate to enter on vacation.

If you are aged 12-17 years old

You can enter without being fully vaccinated but you must provide a negative NAAT (PCR) test 72 hours before you arrive in Tenerife or you can present a recovery certificate. 

If you are aged 11 and under

You can enter without restriction. You do not need to take a negative test or be fully vaccinated.

Can I enter with a proof of recovery?

Yes

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. If your vaccinations are over 270 days old you must get your booster to continue to be classed as fully vaccinated.

Do I need to wait 14 days to travel after I get my booster?

No, there is no waiting period for the booster. It validates immediately.

I cannot get vaccinated for medical reasons, can I visit Tenerife?

If you are over 18 you must be fully vaccinated to enter Tenerife or you can present a certificate of recovery. Unfortunately there are no exceptions, not even on medical grounds.

Will the vaccination rule be lifted in the future?

The vaccination entry requirement was implemented as a temporary measure and is currently due to be reviewed again on 15/05/2022. It has already been extended four times now, but we don't know yet whether it will be scrapped or extended beyond 15th May 2022.

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