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Arriving at Gran Canaria Airport


  • With effect from Friday, October 21, 2022, health control measures for passengers arriving from non-EU / non-Schengen countries were discontinued.
  • Health controls for visitors from the EU or Schengen countries were lifted in June 2022.
  • On arrival at Gran Canaria Airport, there is no longer any need to fill out a health control form or show a QR code. Arriving passengers are no longer required to show proof of Covid-vaccination/recovery or a negative test result.
  • Arrivals from China – please see the page: Covid-19 – What you need to know.

Prior to flying from Gran Canaria Airport

  • Read through all of the relevant information provided by your airline.
  • Check to see if you need a pre-departure Covid-19 test prior to your flight
  • Online check-in and printing or downloading of your boarding pass
  • If you need to obtain a pre-departure covid test, please read this page.

Airport Protocol post Covid

  • Put your face mask on. As of 20/04/2022, it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask at Gran Canaria Airport.
  • Maintain a 1.5-meter distance.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water at regular intervals, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer solutions if soap and water aren’t available.
  • When sneezing or coughing, cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or cough into your flexed elbow.
  • Please limit your contact with any surfaces when at the airport, on the plane, or on public transportation such as buses or taxis for your personal safety.

Departing from Gran Canaria Airport

  • Make sure you leave enough time to check in and pass through the security areas, especially if there are any new procedures.
  • At the airport’s water fountains, only use a water bottle or container.
  • It is still advised to keep a physical safety distance of 1.5 metres, wear your mask, and use sanitizer gel.
  • At the airport, keep your touch with the surfaces to a minimum.

On the plane

  • Pay attention to any directions given by the cabin crew and follow them.
  • Hand sanitizer should be used frequently to disinfect your hands. Cough on the inside of your elbow and keep your face mask on at all times. Every four hours, you must change your mask.
  • If you start to feel symptoms during your journey, inform the cabin crew as soon as possible.
  • Individual overhead air supply vents/nozzles should be used only as necessary.

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