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Canary Islands Covid restrictions update.

Updated the 16th of September. 

 

Following today’s meeting of the Canary Islands Government reviewing Covid restriction levels, the following has been announced.

 

Tenerife drops from Level 3 to Level 2.

 

Fuerteventura remains on Level 3 and is now the only island on this level.

 

Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro all stay at Level 1.

 

The government said Tenerife has made good progress this week but Fuerteventura’s covid rates have not fallen over the past week. 

 

The Government has agreed to a measure to extend nightlife at Levels 1 and 2.   If a covid certificate is requested to access the premises. Then the premises can extend their leisure hours until 4:00 in the morning, 

 

At Level 3 until 3:00 in the morning.

 

At Level 4 until 1:00 in the morning.

 

Changes will take effect at 00:00 Friday.  

Level 1 

  • Restriction on entering and leaving the island. No.
  • Restricted mobility at night. No
  • Gatherings of people who are not members of the same household. Maximum 12 people.
  • Hostels/bars and restaurants. Close at 03:00h. 
  • Sports facilities. Open. Maximum of 10 per group.
  • Collective transport. Running as usual.
  • Markets.  Open-air 100% and Inside 75% of capacity 
  • Local events. Yes.
  • Nightlife. Open-air 100% and Inside 75% of capacity.  Dancing is not permitted. 
  • Nightlife/Clubs. If a covid certificate is requested to access the premises. Then the premises can extend their leisure hours until 4:00 in the morning. 
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Level 2.

  • Restriction on entering and leaving the island. No.
  • Restricted mobility at night. No.
  • Gatherings of people who are not members of the same household. Maximum 8 people.
  • Hostels bars and restaurants. Close at 02:00h
  • Sports facilities. Open—maximum of 6 per group.
  • Collective transport. 50% of capacity.
  • Markets. Yes. Open-air 75%, and Inside 50% of capacity.
  • Local events. Suspended.
  • Nightlife. Outdoor capacity 75%.  Indoor 50%.  Dancing is not permitted. 
  • Nightlife/Clubs. If a covid certificate is requested to access the premises. Then the premises can extend their leisure hours until 4:00 in the morning. 

Level 3.

  • Meetings of people from different households. Maximum of 6 people.
  • Hospitality bars and restaurants – outdoor terraces. Close at 01:00h 
  • Gym. 33% of maximum capacity. A prior appointment may be required.
  • Collective public transport (more than 9 seats). 33% of maximum capacity.
  • Cultural events (cinemas, concert halls). 55% of maximum capacity.
  • Nightlife 75% capacity outside and 40% inside.  Dancing is not permitted. 
  • Spas, jacuzzis and saunas. 33% of maximum capacity. A prior appointment may be required.
  • Outdoor swimming pools. 33% of maximum capacity.
  • Shops and businesses. 25% of maximum capacity.
  • Beaches. 50% of maximum capacity. A prior appointment may be required.
  • Nightlife/Clubs. If a covid certificate is requested to access the premises. Then the premises can extend their leisure hours until 3:00 in the morning. 

Level 4.

  • Meetings of people from different households. Maximum of 6 people.
  • Hospitality and restaurants –  Close at 01:00h.
  • Hospitality and restaurants – indoors.  maximum of 4 people per table. 
  • Gyms. 33% of maximum capacity. A prior appointment may be required. 
  • Collective public transport (more than 9 seats). 33% of maximum capacity.
  • Cultural events. 55% of maximum capacity. 
  • Nightlife establishments. 75% capacity outside and 25% inside.  Dancing is not permitted. 
  • Spas, jacuzzis and saunas. Closed.
  • Outdoor swimming pools. 33% of maximum capacity.
  • Shops and businesses. 25% of maximum capacity.
  • Beaches. 50% of maximum capacity. A prior appointment may be required.
  • Nightlife/Clubs. If a covid certificate is requested to access the premises. Then the premises can extend their leisure hours until 1:00 in the morning. 

26 thoughts on “Canary Islands Covid restrictions update.

  1. What are the chances of visitors from the UK being allowed in may? Does this mean no UK tourists until at least June?

  2. Does ‘New for level 3 and above, the retail sale of alcohol is prohibited from 8:00 p.m. and mass events’ mean hotels cannot serve guests after 8pm?

  3. Hi Pat,
    what paperwork is needed for travel to Malaga from Las P please?
    Passenger locator form? Vaccination Cert? Neg PCR test result? Antigen test result?
    Slán, Brian, P Rico

  4. Hi there. I have a holiday booked to feurteventura with jet 2. I can easily swap to Lanzarote. I was u aware of the levels when I booked. I’m travelling with kids and im pregnant so no alcohol sales late at night etc doesn’t bother me. Would you recommend swapping to Lanzarote. Due to travel 4 august. Thanks!

    1. Hi,

      It is so difficult to give that advice as things can change so quickly. The only thing I can say is Lanzarote is on level 1 and Fuerteventura is on Level 3. If there is going to be a curfew it will be on level 3 or higher but I don’t think 0030 curfews are going to bother you. Level 4 is the dreaded level and I think that is what people worry about. Lanzarote is further away from that. I am not saying Fuerteventura will go to 4 but level 1 is further away than level 3. I do honestly think the Govt wants to avoid level 4 if they can as it has a big economic hit. The govt has appealed to the supreme court to have a curfew for 3 and above. Its 50/50 if they will win or not.

  5. Hi, I just booked a holiday to Gran Canaria not realising the traffic light system’s were different. I’m wording what is the likelihood will change to better or worse in terms of restrictions by September? does the level of each island change much from week to week as I’m worried now!

    1. Hi. Levels are reviewed every Thursday by the government. They are reviewed by each island depending on their covid rates. I don’t know what Sept will be like, but it could also get better. Level 4 is the hardest level so far. Today at level 4, bars/restaurants can open to midnight. Shops and beaches are open. A lot of normal life goes on. Gran Canaria is currently on level 3.

  6. Currently in Tenerife on holiday, no bars are shutting at midnight and the staff have said that they are allowed to open till 2am/4am. It seems the only think being enforced is masks inside and that you have to stay sat at your table. Other than that, and it being fairly quiet, things are pretty much as normal.

    1. Thanks for the feedback JB. The official sites still saying midnight. There is a lot of confusion in the last few days between what the government wants and what the courts have said they can have. Level 3 and level 4 look much the same now.

  7. Hi. We are due to travel to Gran Canaria on 14th Aug. Are the restrictions bad? We enjoy live music and entertainment, is this still on? Many Thanks

  8. Hi there, I am die to go to tenerife on the 26th. Is it possible they can go into lockdown? Will we be able to get home if they do?

    Thanking you,
    Kate

    1. Hi Kate. I don’t see any full lockdown. There was a full lockdown, but that ended over a year ago. There are restrictions, but bars and restaurants, for example, are open until midnight, so it’s not too bad. Tenerife are on Level 4 restrictions. Covid rates have been falling in Tenerife since the start of the month. The 14-day covid rate was 615 on the 05th of August. It is 350 today, so it is heading in the right direction.

      1. Hi Pat thank you for your reply. So if we have the digital certificate we should be okay entering and leaving tenerife? I was worried that we may not be able to leave or would have to take tests etc to be able to leave

        1. Yes, the digital cert is good for entry. It depends on where you are returning to? If Ireland the Digital cert is also ok. I think the UK have some different rules.

  9. Going to Fuerteventura on 25th September from Scotland. Resort is Caletta, is it easy to arrange a PCR test there or is there some other way you would suggest.

    1. Airport at fuerteventura is cheapest , €29.17 , anti-gen test ,just do nose , €40 in Caleta at clinicmed, think that is full pcr test , I seem to think . Was there in July, fly out on 28th September. Hope this helps.

  10. Due to go to Tenerife on 18th October. Kids love spending all day in swimming pool but have heard you can only do morning or afternoon in pools. Is this true?

    1. Hi. I have not heard that unless individual hotels are doing their own things. Maybe contact where you are going to stay. Covid rates are falling currently and hopefully things will be more normal by then.

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