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Covid-19 – What you need to know when travelling to and from Gran Canaria Airport

Gran Canaria entry requirements


For information on health controls for passengers arriving from China, please see below.

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. Health controls for passengers who arrive from the EU or Schengen-countries have been discontinued. So, currently, it is no longer necessary to provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative covid-19 test result.

Some questions, answered!

Is wearing a face-covering mandatory at Las Palmas airport? As of 20/04/2022, it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask at LPA Airport. However it is advised to bring a face covering as some airlines still require them to board the aircraft.

Is physical distancing required at LPA airport? This is no longer mandatory. There are still floor markers to guide and assist passengers to keep the 1.5m distance if you choose.

Obviously, Health & Safety when travelling is a paramount concern. Both the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) along with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have been working hard. They have produced a document outlining strict protocol to protect the health and safety of all air travellers from Covid-19.

Departing from the airport

If you need to get a pre-departure covid-19 test at LPA airport then the company Indavet carries out testing. However the facility at Gran Canaria airport is now closed. Consult their website for the location of their clinics.

To practice good hygiene standards of washing hands frequently. Keeping your distance, and proper respiratory etiquette.

If a passenger has any of the Covid-19 symptoms he should not come to Gran Canaria Airport. They need to make arrangements to isolate and change his travel dates accordingly. If a higher than normal body temperature is detected at the airport then the person will be examined by health professionals to determine whether they can fly. Below are a few things to consider when travelling through Gran Canaria Airport!

Are you healthy enough to travel?

Avoid travel to the airport if:

  • You have any symptoms of Covid-19
  • You have tested positive in the last 7 days
  • Been in close contact with anyone with Covid-19 during the past 14 days

Prepare well before you leave

  • Try to check in online prior to departure
  • Have enough facial masks and hand sanitiser in your carry-on bag.
  • Familiarise yourself with any airline health & safety recommendations
  • have a pen handy to fill out any health questionnaires presented at the airport or on the aircraft

Avoid Covid-19 at Gran Canaria Airport

  • Wear a face mask at all times (optional as of 20/4/2022)
  • Practice social distancing of at least 1.5 metres
  • Avoid any unnecessary touching of surfaces at the airport
  • Regularly wash your hands for 20 seconds or frequently use hand sanitiser
  • Water dispensers are only for filling up plastic bottles and not for drinking directly from the fountain
  • Be patient when collecting your luggage. Make sure the person in front of you has time to collect their luggage and move away
  • Only passengers are permitted inside the terminal buildings

Arrivals from China

Passengers arriving from China are no longer subject to health controls.

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