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Canary Islands Covid update.

Updated the 17th of September 2021.

The Canary Islands new Covid cases 123. 

Tenerife 45.  Gran Canaria 38. Lanazarote 11. Fuerteventura 29. La Palma 0.  La Gomera 0. El Hierro 0.

The percentage share of today’s cases on the Canary Islands.


Total cases to date. 94,001.

The % of the total active cases on each island.

The total active cases are    4,719 -300 since yesterday.

Tenerife 1,416  Gran Canaria 2,903. Lanzarote 73.  Fuerteventura 317 La Palma 5.  La Gomera 3. El Hierro 2.


14-day incidence rate per 100,000 people per island.

The lastest Covid wave 14 day high for the Canary Islands was 509 on the 04th of August.

7-day incidence rate per 100,000 people per island. 


The lastest Covid wave 7 day high for the Canary Islands was 296  on the 04th of August.

7-day rate today v the same day last week.


Weekly new covid cases tracker.

Based on Monday/Friday this week and the same days last week.


Numbers in hospitals with Covid today v this day last week. 


Numbers in ICU today v this day last week.


Variants in the Canary Islands as of week 35.


There have been 969.  fatalities to date. 

% of active cases in the population 0.22%

The R rate was 0.85 on the 08th of Sept. 

Risk Status of ICU.

Tenerife Medium risk.

Gran Canaria Medium risk.

Fuerteventura Normal risk. 

Lanzarote Low risk.   

For more news on the Canary Islands, click here.

43 thoughts on “Canary Islands 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.

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