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

Are passengers required to get a covid-19 test prior to starting their journey? Yes, all passengers entering Gran Canaria need to show a negative PCR result carried out within 72 hours of your arrival at the airport.

Is wearing a face coverings mandatory at Las Palmas airport? Yes, facial masks must be worn when passengers are inside the airport building.

Is physical distancing required at LPA airport? Yes, a minimum distance of 1.5m is required at the airport. There are floor markers to guide and assist passengers to keep the 1.5m distance

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.

Do passengers need to complete a government or airport issued pre-travel health declaration form? Yes you may fill out the form online by visiting https://spth.gob.es/ and obtain your QR code to use at the airport. It is mandatory to fill out this FCS form associated with your trip to Gran Canaria.

Preparations in Place – Covid-19

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
  • 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

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