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

Gran Canaria entry requirements

All passengers arriving at Las Palmas Gran Canaria Airport from abroad must present one of the following:

An EU Digital Covid Certificate or equivalent

OR

A completed passenger locator form for Gran Canaria

To check the validity of your Covid Certificate for travel to LPA airport, please check the official Spanish website here.

If you do not have a valid Covid Certificate, please click here to fill in a health questionnaire.

RECENT UPDATES – As of 20/04/2022, it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask at Gran Canaria Airport.

RECENT UPDATES – Spain to allow unvaccinated people between 12 -18 years of age to enter with a negative PCR test from 14/2/2022

RECENT UPDATES – there are two changes from 1/2/2022:
Proof of vaccination: There is a 270 day limit to your full vaccination status. If you received your full vaccination beyond this time period, you will need a booster injection for your vaccination to remain valid.
Lateral flow test: This can be taken a maximum of 24 hours prior to your arrival in Gran Canaria (versus 48 hours prior to 1/2/2022) For more information for travellers arriving in to the UK, check out Gran Canaria to England -Covid-19 Rules.

For other travellers departing from Gran Canaria airport to other countries, please check with the countries government website for the latest requirements.

Requirements for EU citizens arriving at Gran Canaria airport

Anyone arriving at Gran Canaria Airport from an EU nation must be able to provide one of the following documents upon arrival:

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.

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. Check out the page What Covid-19 compulsory documentation is required?

Departing from the airport

You can get a pre-departure covid-19 test at LPA airport if this is required. 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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