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What restriction Level is your island on and what are the restrictions.

Covid Restriction Level

Island Level
Fuerteventura 2
Lanzarote 2
Tenerife 1
Gran Canaria 1
La Palma 1
La Gomera 1
El Hierro 1

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. Maximum 6 people.
  • Sports facilities. Open. Maximum of 10 per group.
  • Collective transport. Running as usual.
  • Markets.  Open-air 100% and Inside 75% of capacity 
  • Local events. No.
  • Nightlife. Open-air 100% and Inside 50% of capacity.
  • Nightlife/Club activity allowed until 04:00. 

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. Maximum 6 people.
  • 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. Open-air 75% and Inside 50% of capacity.
  • Nightlife/Club activity allowed until 04:00. 

Level 3

  • Restriction on entering and leaving the island. No.
  • Restricted mobility at night. No
  • Meetings of people from different households. Maximum of 6 people.
  • Hospitality and restaurants – outdoor terraces. Closing time 0100, maximum of 6 people per table.
  • Hospitality and restaurants – indoors. Closing time 0100, with a maximum of 4 people per table.
  • Gym. 33% of maximum capacity. A prior appointment may be required.
  • Collective public transport (more than 9 seats). 50% of maximum capacity.
  • Cultural events (cinemas, concert halls). 55% of maximum capacity.
  • Nightlife establishments. Open-air 75% and Inside 40% of capacity.
  • 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/Club activity allowed until 03:00. 

Level 4

  • Restriction on entering and leaving the island. No.
  • Restricted mobility at night. No
  • Meetings of people from different households. Maximum of 6 people.
  • Hospitality and restaurants – outdoor terraces. Closing time 01:00, maximum of 6 people per table.
  • Hospitality and restaurants – indoors. Closing time 01:00, with a 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. Open air 75% and Inside 25% of capacity.
  • 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/Club activity allowed until 01:00. 

21 thoughts on “What restriction Level is your island on and what are the restrictions.

  1. can you tell me what the difference is between the restrictions on masks between levels 3 and 4 please? thank you

    1. Mask rules are the same for all levels. You need to wear them inside most places. Of course, if you are eating or drinking inside, you don’t need to wear a mask unless you are going to the bathroom, for example. You don’t need to wear outside if you are a distance of 1.5 meters from another person. On beaches or in pools you don’t need to wear if you have a similar distance from other people.

      1. we were under the impression that at level 4 you have to wear them even walking around outside, is this not the case then? Thank you so much for your help. It’s so confusing!

        1. Hi Vickie. The mask rule was a Spanish national law, not a local Canary Islands covid level law. It was never attached to specific levels. That was changed in June by the Spanish Govt. If you are 1.5 meters away from a person outside you, you don’t need to wear a mask since June. Many people still wear them outside, especially locals, but you don’t have to if there is enough distance between people outside.

  2. oh wow, thank you. you’ve been a great help. I’ve tried to buy you a coffee but it won’t take the payment?

    1. Hi, If it’s the UK traffic light you are asking about in late august I don’t think so. Rates in Spain, Canary Islands and Tenerife are on a downward trend for the past few weeks.

  3. Hi, we are travelling to tenerife 2 weeks today, staying in los cristianos, does anyone know whether many pubs etc are still open? We are coming for my partners 30th and not sure whether to change dates due to the current restrictions in place. Slightly concerned that we won’t be able to do anything? thank you

  4. I am travelling to Gran Canaria on Saturday. What are Covid numbers like and wondering if safe. I’m fully vaccinated and doing an all in package

    1. The Canary Islands covid rates have dropped by over 50% in the past month. They would be 50% less than current levels in the UK and Ireland. Gran Canaria covid restrictions dropped from level 4 to level 3 last week due to improving covid rates.

  5. My family are travelling from Scotland to Lanzarote, 3 of the party are not fully vaccinated, does the canaries accept lateral flow test certificates or only PCR. Thanks

  6. Some hotels in Gran Canaria state on their websites visitors must present their vaccination certificates to reception on arrival — BUT — the certificates must show the vaccinations were administered WITHIN 8 MONTHS of arrival.
    I was fully vaccinated on the 11March 2021 and have a holiday booked in Gran Canaria commencing the 29th December 2021. This is outside the 8 month limit and as such I would require a PCR test to be undertaken 72 hours before arrival.
    Not many people appear to know about this including our package holiday company!

    1. On the official website.

      3. Conditions for accessing regulated tourist accommodation
      Passengers who have an official document stating that they have been fully vaccinated within the 12 months prior to their trip or have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or WHO within the past 4 months and at least 15 days prior to the trip.

      https://www.hellocanaryislands.com/travelling-to-the-canary-islands

  7. Hi I’m booking a late deal, is it easy to get a day 2 test and what would the cost be? I’m fully vaccinated and I will book my day 8 test for when I return to the uk many thanks for any help.

    1. The mask rules are national Spanish law, so any change has to come from the national government—no change as of yet. You do have to wear masks inside unless eating or drinking. Outside if you have enough distance from another person, you don’t have to wear.

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