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Canary Islands weekly Covid update.

Current active Covid cases as of Tuesday the 29th of March.

The total active cases today are 13,700   0.63% of the population. 

7-day incidence rate per 100,000 people Tuesday the 29th of March.

Weekly change in the 7-day rate.

Covid in Hospital Tuesday the 29th Mar v Tuesday the 22nd Mar. 


Covid in ICU Tuesday the 29th Mar v Tuesday the 22nd Mar. 


Risk levels

Very high risk High risk Medium risk Low risk Normal risk


Risk indicators Level by Island

Island 7 day covid rate 14 day covid rate Covid in hospital Covid in ICU Test positive rate Current level
Tenerife Very high Very high Medium risk Medium risk Very high risk Level 2
Gran Canaria Very high risk Very high risk Medium risk Low risk Very High risk Level 2
Lanzarote Medium risk Medium low Low risk Normal risk Very high risk Level 1
Fuerteventura High risk High risk Low risk Normal risk Very high risk Level 1

There have been 1,633.  fatalities as of Tuesday the 29th of March.

The latest R rate is 1.01.

For more news on the Canary Islands, click here.

57 thoughts on “Canary Islands weekly Covid update.

  1. Hiya, thanks for this wonderful site. I so miss going to Gran Canaria. It’s always felt like my second home. I was wondering if you knew what countries it is accepting visitors from? Or if you have a link that would keep me on top of it, will you please re-direct me? Kind Regards, Martina.

    1. You also need to bring a negative COVID test for a booking on Gran Canaria.
      Privatz hospitals do quick test for 30euros.

  2. Banging my head against brick wall, supposed to be coming over 26/02, easyjet say flight still on, UK Gov says we can’t fly?? Do i swap dates or hang on??

    1. Hi Paul. The Spanish council of ministers approved this Tuesday a new extension of the restrictions on flights from the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil until the 04th of March 1600 hours.

  3. where to register to ensure receiving the SMS for covd vaccination?
    I want to ensure to be in the database
    Also where are the vaccination clinics, nowhere to be found?

  4. Yet again no info on vaccinations. These are THE most important figures as it drives everything else, falling cases, falling hospitalisations, falling deaths, getting on the UK green list. Why don;t you talk about this subject?

    1. I do give vaccine info in the post. The new cases falling are combined with vaccines rolled out, and I do mention that at times. I don’t want the report to get overloaded with info as it does take time to put together. Thanks for the feedback.

  5. Hi Pat,

    What COVID19 levels are all the islands on at present?
    Is their a review imminent?


    1. Hi Kieran. Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote are on Level 2. Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera are on Level 1. They review every Thursday. I update this on my website.

  6. COVID vaccination?? Well I’m 60 year old UK ex-pat resident here in Las Palmas and I am STILL waiting for the SMS on my phone to start the process. Meanwhile the people getting their second dose are getting younger and younger and quitting their masks. Each time I call 012 number they tell me “este tranquil y espere, le van a contactar” That’s how they treat you when you’re a non-working non-tourist you live here and speak with an english accent.

    1. Hi Marc. Sorry to hear that. I have a friend also living in Las Palmas. He was waiting for an SMS and was told to wait when he contacted the 012 number. Eventually, he walked into his local medical centre. It turns out his phone number was incorrect in the system. He is an over 70 ex-pat and has had 2 shots now. I hope it works out for you.

  7. Hi what’s the latest entry requirements to tenerife from the UK?

    My hotel doesnt require anything from me.

    Kind regards

  8. We are due to fly out to Tenerife in 2 weeks, both double jabbed. Will restaurants etc still be open and if not, will hotels still be able to serve guests?

  9. Hi mate

    If you was to pick an island to travel to with the least restrictions which would you recommend?

    Also, we’re both double jabbed and have been for a couple months, can we just show proof of vaccination on arrival into a Canarian airport and be on our way?



    1. Hi Jack. At the moment of the 4 large islands, Lanzarote is on the least restrictions at level 1. That means bars can open until 2 am. All the other islands are at midnight closing as of now. This of course can change as restrictions as reviewed every Thursday. Lanzarote has the lowest covid levels at the moment. Things can change quickly but I update my website after every weekly review.

      Double jabbed is enough. Usually, the airline checks this upon departure and you might get asked at the Canaries side.

  10. Is it likely that Lanzarote will stay at level 2 for the next 3 weeks and is it more likely to move to level 3 or level 1?

    1. Hi Mark. Lanzarote was the only large island that did not see reduced covid levels this week. At the same time, it has the lowest rates of the large islands. Its 7 day rate today is 77. The next best is Fuerteventura at 139 and they are at level 3. Lanzarote rates could be described as stable last week. Their active cases today 193 are quiet low. They have only 3 people in hospital for covid and 1 in ICU. They look in good shape for level 2 at the moment. To get to level 1 their daily cases would need to drop on the previous weeks. It was pretty static last week. Could it go to level 3? Based on today’s numbers, no but the past year has thought me never you can never tell what might happen. Lanzarote has over 70% of its population over age 12 fully vaccinated so that should help.

      1. Hi Pat I forgot to ask how do level 3 restrictions differ exactly from level 2? we are looking to come over next week and are a family of 5 but don’t all live together. In level 2 is this an issue with sitting inside together? thanks, Mark

        1. Hi Mark. At level 3 inside it is 4 per table. Outside it is 6 per table. Other people can sit at the next table which really is not that far away from each other.

  11. Hi Pat,Are the authorises watching the number of cases rising in Ireland?My family of 4 are due to travel from Cork to Lanzarote 02/09/2021,we are nervous that restrictions might be imposed.
    Regards Marie

    1. I have not heard anything on that Marie. The Spanish and Irish rates are quite similar. Ireland is actually on the Spanish risk list for a while now but once you are vaccinated or have a negative antigen test you can visit.

    1. Hi. At the moment you need to wear it indoors unless you are eating or drinking. Outside you don’t have to wear if there is enough space between you or another person. Just use your common sense outside. No one is going around with a measuring tape.

        1. Hi what is the current position with the new omicron variant from South Africa. Is this being discussed as it’s not a million miles from. The canaries

          1. The Canary Islands are up near North/West Africa. There are direct flights with Binter airlines with Morroco, Senegal, the Western Saraha and Mauritania. The islands do have a population from each of these countries living on the Canary Islands and they go back and forth for various reasons. I am sure everything is been discussed and monitored by Spain. None of these countries is today on the high-risk list. Current list as of Sunday morning. Botswana
            South Africa

  12. Hi Pat,
    We are due to travel Dublin to Lanzarote next Monday 6th December for 1 week,is there anything that we need to know.
    Regards Marie Lee.

    1. Hi Marie. The good news is Lanzarote is moving down from Level 2 to Level 1 restrictions on Monday. You need to have a Spanish locator form filled out. It takes very little time to show when you arrive.

      From tomorrow all arrivals into Ireland need to have a PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival or a cheaper Antigen test no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. There are plenty of places in Lanzarote you can get these.


      Restriction level

      Locator form

  13. Hi, thanks for all the information it’s very useful. Could you please confirm the situation regarding entry into Tenerife? I’ve been on the canary island website and they’ve added a section to say entries from high risk countries require a negative test on entry regardless of vaccination status. We are double jabbed just need to know if we need to book a test and have it done before we fly out there. Also, how difficult will it be to get a test in PDLA 48 hours before we fly back to the UK and cost?

    Thanks very much!

    1. Hi James. There is a difference between risk and high-risk countries. The current high-risk list as today include Botswana
      Eswatini/Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

      From the UK all over age 12 and over need to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. This is up to the 31st of Dec but I would not be surprised if it was extended.

      There are many places offering tests in all the tourist areas. Just be careful if the day you need to take a test is for example Christmas day or New years day as you choice could be more limited.

      1. Thanks so much for getting back to me and providing a clear answer. I’ll keep my eye on your website/twitter for changes. Fingers crossed we get away. Thanks again.

  14. Hi, the locator form for Spain asks if you’ve been in contact with a confirmed case in the past 14 days. I answered yes but I’ve followed all guidance here (Ireland) and am negative and it’s over a week since contact. Anyway, it’s not listed as a requirement but is on the form and the email says ‘we advise you not to travel’. Does anyone know what happens ? I fulfil the requirements in that I’m vaccinated.

  15. Hi Pat, thanks for the good info. I’m planning to visit late January 2022, leaving Tenerife in early February 2022 to head back to Canada. I will need to take a PCR test 72hrs before leaving (Canada requirement). What happens if my PCR comes back positive? Will the Tenerife lab inform local health authorities? And will they mandate me a X-day quarantine at a specific location? I can’t find the info anywhere. FYI Canada will let me back in 10 days after my positive test. I’m triple vaxed. Thanks for the help!

      1. Hi Pat, thanks for the tip of asking travellers on Tenerife Facebook groups. Someone told me they tested positive and has to quarantine for 7 days (January 11, 2022). They have to order their food via delivery apps. Thought I would share in case others have the same question I had.

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