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

Entry requirements for British passport holders travelling from the UK 

Fully vaccinated  -(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. There are no expiry dates for the booster jab at the moment. 

  • Present your certificate on arrival 
  • You do not need to complete a Spanish Health Form 

 

Recovered from COVID 19 in the last 6 months 

  • You can present your recovery record or a medical certificate on arrival to prove your status
  • You do not need to complete a Spanish Health Form 

 

If you are not fully vaccinated

  • a negative COVID-19 test: either a PCR taken within 72 hours prior to departure or an antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure
  • You do need to complete a Spanish Health Form 48 hours before travel

If you are not fully vaccinated but have had covid in the last 6 months you can follow the requirements for covid recovery and enter with a recovery certificate. 

Children aged 11 and under

  • Do not need to be vaccinated
  • Do not need to provide any kind of negative test
  • Do not need to complete a Spanish Health Form 

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Yes you can, you just need to present a negative test 

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