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

Gran Canaria entry requirements for EU

Recent Updates (details below):
Travellers arriving from the EU or Schengen nations will no longer be subjected to health checks. Health controls will continue to apply to travellers entering from non-EU, non-Schengen countries.
Unvaccinated travellers from outside the EU are allowed to visit Gran Canaria if they can show documentation of a negative Covid PCR- or antigen test.

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.

Gran Canaria entry requirements for UK and other Third Countries

All travellers arriving for the UK or from a third country at LPA Gran Canaria Airport must present one of the following documents:

  • An EU Digital Covid Certificate or equivalent
  • A completed Health Control Form

Anyone arriving at LPA Gran Canaria Airport from a non-EU, non-Schengen nation must meet one of the following conditions – check the list below for more information:

  • Vaccination documentation
  • Evidence of COVID-19 recovery
  • Result of a negative diagnostic test

Please keep in mind: Children under the age of twelve are excluded from presenting any of the aforementioned papers.

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.

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.

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 at Gran Canaria airport. They are located in front of the airport.

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

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