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Canary Islands latest Spanish hotspots to bring back face mask rules in Covid surge

The Canary Islands are the latest Spanish hotspots to be bringing back face mask rules as Covid and flu case numbers soar across Spain and the islands

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  • 16:03, 8 Jan 2024
  • Updated 16:14, 8 Jan 2024

The Canary Islands , visited by hundreds of thousands of British tourists every year, have joined a list of Spanish hotspots re-introducing some face mask rules amidst Covid and flu cases soaring.

From tomorrow (January 9th), it will be obligatory to use masks in health centres, chemists and hospitals throughout the Canaries which include Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria. The Canary government says the rule will remain in force while the epidemic peak lasts.

Up until now, masks were recommended in health centres and hospitals, but from tomorrow they will become mandatory - and will apply to both public and private hospitals across the islands.

It's not just the Canaries which are bringing back face mask rules in hospitals and health centres. Last week the region of Valencia in Spain, which is home to resorts such as Benidorm, re-introduced masks in these health centres. Masks must be worn by symptomatic people in shared spaces, health professionals, staff working in Intensive Care Units or with vulnerable patients, and places where patients are 'concentrated' such as the likes of waiting rooms. 

Currently the rule doesn't apply to all of mainland Spain. In fact, the Spanish health authorities are due to meet in coming days to determine if the measures will be applied to the rest of the country. The Balearic Islands, which include Majorca and Ibiza, are currently refusing to introduce the new rule, saying infection numbers are the same as last year and it is "totally unnecessary" to impose the wearing of masks.

In a statement the Canary government said: "This measure is given given the growth of acute respiratory infections throughout Spain and to try to stop the infection chain, in addition to protecting health professionals and people who go to hospitals and the health centres of the archipelago to avoid them contracting some respiratory infection." 

Currently the UK Foreign Office has not updated its Spain travel advice regarding the Covid and flu epidemic. If you're due to travel to Spain in the coming weeks, make sure to check the latest Foreign Office travel advice for any updates before you head to the airport.

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Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor at least a month before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need. If you or your doctor need help finding a location that provides certain vaccines or medicines, visit the Find a Clinic page.

Routine vaccines


Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)

Immunization schedules

All eligible travelers should be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. Please see  Your COVID-19 Vaccination  for more information. 

COVID-19 vaccine

Hepatitis A

Consider hepatitis A vaccination for most travelers. It is recommended for travelers who will be doing higher risk activities, such as visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where a traveler might get infected through food or water. It is recommended for travelers who plan on eating street food.

Hepatitis A - CDC Yellow Book

Dosing info - Hep A

Hepatitis B

Recommended for unvaccinated travelers of all ages traveling to the Canary Islands.

Hepatitis B - CDC Yellow Book

Dosing info - Hep B

Cases of measles are on the rise worldwide. Travelers are at risk of measles if they have not been fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure, or have not had measles in the past, and travel internationally to areas where measles is spreading.

All international travelers should be fully vaccinated against measles with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, including an early dose for infants 6–11 months, according to  CDC’s measles vaccination recommendations for international travel .

Measles (Rubeola) - CDC Yellow Book

the Canary Islands is free of dog rabies. However, rabies may still be present in wildlife species, particularly bats. CDC recommends rabies vaccination before travel only for people working directly with wildlife. These people may include veterinarians, animal handlers, field biologists, or laboratory workers working with specimens from mammalian species.

Rabies - CDC Yellow Book

Avoid contaminated water


How most people get sick (most common modes of transmission)

  • Touching urine or other body fluids from an animal infected with leptospirosis
  • Swimming or wading in urine-contaminated fresh water, or contact with urine-contaminated mud
  • Drinking water or eating food contaminated with animal urine
  • Avoid contaminated water and soil

Clinical Guidance

Airborne & droplet.

  • Breathing in air or accidentally eating food contaminated with the urine, droppings, or saliva of infected rodents
  • Bite from an infected rodent
  • Less commonly, being around someone sick with hantavirus (only occurs with Andes virus)
  • Avoid rodents and areas where they live
  • Avoid sick people

Tuberculosis (TB)

  • Breathe in TB bacteria that is in the air from an infected and contagious person coughing, speaking, or singing.

Learn actions you can take to stay healthy and safe on your trip. Vaccines cannot protect you from many diseases in the Canary Islands, so your behaviors are important.

Eat and drink safely

Food and water standards around the world vary based on the destination. Standards may also differ within a country and risk may change depending on activity type (e.g., hiking versus business trip). You can learn more about safe food and drink choices when traveling by accessing the resources below.

  • Choose Safe Food and Drinks When Traveling
  • Water Treatment Options When Hiking, Camping or Traveling
  • Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene | Healthy Water
  • Avoid Contaminated Water During Travel

You can also visit the Department of State Country Information Pages for additional information about food and water safety.

Prevent bug bites

Bugs (like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas) can spread a number of diseases in the Canary Islands. Many of these diseases cannot be prevented with a vaccine or medicine. You can reduce your risk by taking steps to prevent bug bites.

What can I do to prevent bug bites?

  • Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats.
  • Use an appropriate insect repellent (see below).
  • Use permethrin-treated clothing and gear (such as boots, pants, socks, and tents). Do not use permethrin directly on skin.
  • Stay and sleep in air-conditioned or screened rooms.
  • Use a bed net if the area where you are sleeping is exposed to the outdoors.

What type of insect repellent should I use?

  • FOR PROTECTION AGAINST TICKS AND MOSQUITOES: Use a repellent that contains 20% or more DEET for protection that lasts up to several hours.
  • Picaridin (also known as KBR 3023, Bayrepel, and icaridin)
  • Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or para-menthane-diol (PMD)
  • 2-undecanone
  • Always use insect repellent as directed.

What should I do if I am bitten by bugs?

  • Avoid scratching bug bites, and apply hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion to reduce the itching.
  • Check your entire body for ticks after outdoor activity. Be sure to remove ticks properly.

What can I do to avoid bed bugs?

Although bed bugs do not carry disease, they are an annoyance. See our information page about avoiding bug bites for some easy tips to avoid them. For more information on bed bugs, see Bed Bugs .

For more detailed information on avoiding bug bites, see Avoid Bug Bites .

Stay safe outdoors

If your travel plans in the Canary Islands include outdoor activities, take these steps to stay safe and healthy during your trip.

  • Stay alert to changing weather conditions and adjust your plans if conditions become unsafe.
  • Prepare for activities by wearing the right clothes and packing protective items, such as bug spray, sunscreen, and a basic first aid kit.
  • Consider learning basic first aid and CPR before travel. Bring a travel health kit with items appropriate for your activities.
  • If you are outside for many hours in heat, eat salty snacks and drink water to stay hydrated and replace salt lost through sweating.
  • Protect yourself from UV radiation : use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, wear protective clothing, and seek shade during the hottest time of day (10 a.m.–4 p.m.).
  • Be especially careful during summer months and at high elevation. Because sunlight reflects off snow, sand, and water, sun exposure may be increased during activities like skiing, swimming, and sailing.
  • Very cold temperatures can be dangerous. Dress in layers and cover heads, hands, and feet properly if you are visiting a cold location.

Stay safe around water

  • Swim only in designated swimming areas. Obey lifeguards and warning flags on beaches.
  • Practice safe boating—follow all boating safety laws, do not drink alcohol if driving a boat, and always wear a life jacket.
  • Do not dive into shallow water.
  • Do not swim in freshwater in developing areas or where sanitation is poor.
  • Avoid swallowing water when swimming. Untreated water can carry germs that make you sick.
  • To prevent infections, wear shoes on beaches where there may be animal waste.

Keep away from animals

Most animals avoid people, but they may attack if they feel threatened, are protecting their young or territory, or if they are injured or ill. Animal bites and scratches can lead to serious diseases such as rabies.

Follow these tips to protect yourself:

  • Do not touch or feed any animals you do not know.
  • Do not allow animals to lick open wounds, and do not get animal saliva in your eyes or mouth.
  • Avoid rodents and their urine and feces.
  • Traveling pets should be supervised closely and not allowed to come in contact with local animals.
  • If you wake in a room with a bat, seek medical care immediately. Bat bites may be hard to see.

All animals can pose a threat, but be extra careful around dogs, bats, monkeys, sea animals such as jellyfish, and snakes. If you are bitten or scratched by an animal, immediately:

  • Wash the wound with soap and clean water.
  • Go to a doctor right away.
  • Tell your doctor about your injury when you get back to the United States.

Consider buying medical evacuation insurance. Rabies is a deadly disease that must be treated quickly, and treatment may not be available in some countries.

Reduce your exposure to germs

Follow these tips to avoid getting sick or spreading illness to others while traveling:

  • Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
  • If soap and water aren’t available, clean hands with hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol).
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you need to touch your face, make sure your hands are clean.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Try to avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care.

Avoid sharing body fluids

Diseases can be spread through body fluids, such as saliva, blood, vomit, and semen.

Protect yourself:

  • Use latex condoms correctly.
  • Do not inject drugs.
  • Limit alcohol consumption. People take more risks when intoxicated.
  • Do not share needles or any devices that can break the skin. That includes needles for tattoos, piercings, and acupuncture.
  • If you receive medical or dental care, make sure the equipment is disinfected or sanitized.

Know how to get medical care while traveling

Plan for how you will get health care during your trip, should the need arise:

  • Carry a list of local doctors and hospitals at your destination.
  • Review your health insurance plan to determine what medical services it would cover during your trip. Consider purchasing travel health and medical evacuation insurance.
  • Carry a card that identifies, in the local language, your blood type, chronic conditions or serious allergies, and the generic names of any medications you take.
  • Some prescription drugs may be illegal in other countries. Call the Canary Islands’s embassy to verify that all of your prescription(s) are legal to bring with you.
  • Bring all the medicines (including over-the-counter medicines) you think you might need during your trip, including extra in case of travel delays. Ask your doctor to help you get prescriptions filled early if you need to.

Many foreign hospitals and clinics are accredited by the Joint Commission International. A list of accredited facilities is available at their website ( www.jointcommissioninternational.org ).

In some countries, medicine (prescription and over-the-counter) may be substandard or counterfeit. Bring the medicines you will need from the United States to avoid having to buy them at your destination.

Select safe transportation

Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of healthy US citizens in foreign countries.

In many places cars, buses, large trucks, rickshaws, bikes, people on foot, and even animals share the same lanes of traffic, increasing the risk for crashes.

Be smart when you are traveling on foot.

  • Use sidewalks and marked crosswalks.
  • Pay attention to the traffic around you, especially in crowded areas.
  • Remember, people on foot do not always have the right of way in other countries.


Choose a safe vehicle.

  • Choose official taxis or public transportation, such as trains and buses.
  • Ride only in cars that have seatbelts.
  • Avoid overcrowded, overloaded, top-heavy buses and minivans.
  • Avoid riding on motorcycles or motorbikes, especially motorbike taxis. (Many crashes are caused by inexperienced motorbike drivers.)
  • Choose newer vehicles—they may have more safety features, such as airbags, and be more reliable.
  • Choose larger vehicles, which may provide more protection in crashes.

Think about the driver.

  • Do not drive after drinking alcohol or ride with someone who has been drinking.
  • Consider hiring a licensed, trained driver familiar with the area.
  • Arrange payment before departing.

Follow basic safety tips.

  • Wear a seatbelt at all times.
  • Sit in the back seat of cars and taxis.
  • When on motorbikes or bicycles, always wear a helmet. (Bring a helmet from home, if needed.)
  • Avoid driving at night; street lighting in certain parts of the Canary Islands may be poor.
  • Do not use a cell phone or text while driving (illegal in many countries).
  • Travel during daylight hours only, especially in rural areas.
  • If you choose to drive a vehicle in the Canary Islands, learn the local traffic laws and have the proper paperwork.
  • Get any driving permits and insurance you may need. Get an International Driving Permit (IDP). Carry the IDP and a US-issued driver's license at all times.
  • Check with your auto insurance policy's international coverage, and get more coverage if needed. Make sure you have liability insurance.
  • Avoid using local, unscheduled aircraft.
  • If possible, fly on larger planes (more than 30 seats); larger airplanes are more likely to have regular safety inspections.
  • Try to schedule flights during daylight hours and in good weather.

Medical Evacuation Insurance

If you are seriously injured, emergency care may not be available or may not meet US standards. Trauma care centers are uncommon outside urban areas. Having medical evacuation insurance can be helpful for these reasons.

Helpful Resources

Road Safety Overseas (Information from the US Department of State): Includes tips on driving in other countries, International Driving Permits, auto insurance, and other resources.

The Association for International Road Travel has country-specific Road Travel Reports available for most countries for a minimal fee.

Maintain personal security

Use the same common sense traveling overseas that you would at home, and always stay alert and aware of your surroundings.

Before you leave

  • Research your destination(s), including local laws, customs, and culture.
  • Monitor travel advisories and alerts and read travel tips from the US Department of State.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) .
  • Leave a copy of your itinerary, contact information, credit cards, and passport with someone at home.
  • Pack as light as possible, and leave at home any item you could not replace.

While at your destination(s)

  • Carry contact information for the nearest US embassy or consulate .
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel.
  • Follow all local laws and social customs.
  • Do not wear expensive clothing or jewelry.
  • Always keep hotel doors locked, and store valuables in secure areas.
  • If possible, choose hotel rooms between the 2nd and 6th floors.

Healthy Travel Packing List

Use the Healthy Travel Packing List for Canary Islands (Spain) for a list of health-related items to consider packing for your trip. Talk to your doctor about which items are most important for you.

Why does CDC recommend packing these health-related items?

It’s best to be prepared to prevent and treat common illnesses and injuries. Some supplies and medicines may be difficult to find at your destination, may have different names, or may have different ingredients than what you normally use.

If you are not feeling well after your trip, you may need to see a doctor. If you need help finding a travel medicine specialist, see Find a Clinic . Be sure to tell your doctor about your travel, including where you went and what you did on your trip. Also tell your doctor if you were bitten or scratched by an animal while traveling.

For more information on what to do if you are sick after your trip, see Getting Sick after Travel .

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Traveling to the Canary or Balearic islands in Spain? Here’s what to expect

Melissa Yeager

Mar 24, 2022 • 2 min read

Calo des Moro, Mallorca. Spain. One of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca.

Here's what to expect if you're headed to the Canary or Balearic Islands for a holiday © Getty Images/iStockphoto

Just ahead of welcoming visitors flocking to its islands for the Easter break, the Canaries in Spain  are suspending some COVID-19 safety measures.

The rollback means that restaurants, clubs and other businesses in  Gran Canaria , La Palma and Tenerife  can return to normal operating hours and full capacity. 

"We have tools to control the pandemic. But we remain vigilant. If circumstances worsen, we will reactivate them. It's not the end yet," said President Ángel Victor Torres Pérez of the Canaries  in announcing the rollback of requirements. 

Currently, 78.8% of residents of the Canary Islands are vaccinated against coronavirus. 

The move follows Spain's other popular island destination — the Balearics — also rolling back their COVID-19 requirements.

Here are some of the things to consider if you’re headed to one of these popular Easter-break destinations. 

Travel requirements to enter Spain

To enter Spain, you’ll need to fill out the digital Health Control Form . You’ll also need to present a certificate proving full vaccination if traveling from a non-European Union country. Unvaccinated travelers from outside the European Union and Schengen Zone are not allowed to travel to Spain for non-essential reasons. This includes Americans and British tourists.

In addition, if you’re arriving from a country of high risk , you have to have a COVID-19 test before arriving. Antigen tests must be done 48 hours prior to arrival and PCR tests no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. 

Since February 1, Spain also requires your last dose of your primary regime of the vaccine be within the past 270 days. If it is outside that window, you’ll need to present proof of a booster shot taken no less than 14-days prior. 

Read more: Which of the Canary Islands is best for you? 

Beach in Cala Saona, Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain

Masks still required in many indoor places

Though COVID-19 capacity restrictions have rolled back and masks are no longer required outdoors, tuck one in your pocket because masks are still required in indoor public places.

You may also need to show proof of vaccination to enter some establishments. 

Erupción volcánica en La Palma

La Palma recovering from the volcano

Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, the island of La Palma is recovering from a natural disaster. The volcanic eruption that started September 19 ended on December 25. The tourism website estimates 10% of the island was impacted by the volcano and is currently trying to reconstruct. 

While the island is open and welcoming visitors, it asks that you respect safety instructions as it rebuilds from the damage done by the volcano. 

For more information on COVID-19 and travel, check out  Lonely Planet's Health Hub .

You might also like: The best time to go to Spain The 10 best beaches in Spain 8 incredible national parks in Spain  

This article was first published Jan 26, 2022 and updated Mar 24, 2022.

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The Canary Islands are open to travelers, but here's what you should know about restrictions, weather, and the best time to visit

  • If you're planning to visit the Canary Islands, it's important to stay aware of COVID-19 advisories.
  • Keep reading for important details as you prepare to explore the Canary Islands.
  • Visit Insider's hub for travel guides, tips, and recommendations.

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I travel frequently to the Canary Islands and have done so often during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The rules can be confusing and depend greatly on where you'll be arriving from, so make sure to take note if you plan to travel to the European Union first. It's also a good idea to check with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Embassy for updates.

I usually check the requirements on the Canary Islands tourism bureau website , which works with the government to update visitors on the rules and regulations for entering. I highly recommend checking the page regularly to ensure you'll be fully prepared.

Do note these policies are current as of this writing but are subject to change at any time. 

If you're traveling directly from the US to the Canary Islands, be prepared to show the following:

  • A health form , which can be filled out online before traveling. Once completed, you'll get a QR code you can either show printed or digitally to be scanned upon arrival.
  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19. Travelers arriving from the US to the Canary Islands, or from the US to the Spanish mainland for tourism purposes, must be fully vaccinated . Accompanying persons between 12 and 17 years old are exempt.
  • Passengers aged between 12 and 17 must have a negative PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival.
  • Antigen tests must be taken a maximum of 24 hours before arrival in Spain and NAAT tests (PCR, TMA, LAMP) taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Spain.

If you plan to visit another European hub before heading to the Canary Islands, make sure to check the requirements for entering that particular country from the United States before traveling.

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And if you're visiting the Canaries via mainland Spain and are above the age of 12, you'll have to show either a certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19, a negative COVID-19 test (antigen tests taken a maximum of 48 hours before arrival, and NAAT tests taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival), or a certificate of recovery confirming that the holder has recovered from COVID-19, issued at least 11 days after the first positive test.

Other key info to know before traveling to the Canary Islands

The volcanic eruption on la palma.

The island of La Palma experienced a volcanic eruption in September 2021 that spewed hot lava and ash over many businesses and residential homes in the immediate area and also temporarily affected the air quality. As of December 25, 2021, the eruption was declared officially over .

All areas outside Cumbre Vieja are safe to visit, as they were not affected by the lava. Though most places are up and running, make sure to check with local businesses or restaurants you'd like to visit that are near Cumbre Vieja in the following areas: El Paso, Los Llanos de Aridane, Tazacorte, Mazo, and Fuencaliente, which could still be affected by volcanic ash.

What to know about weather and what to pack

No matter which island you visit, the sun can be very strong, so pack sunscreen. 

Though it's typically warm at sea level, bring along layers and warm clothing if you plan to hike in the Canaries or visit the Teide volcano — temperatures can vary up to 30 or 40 degrees Fahrenheit at different elevations on all the islands. It may be 40F and raining on Teide , approximately 12,000 feet above sea level, and 74F and sunny down below.

It's also important to know the Canary Islands are windy, especially in summer but really year-round. Whenever there's high pressure over the Sahara, temps rise and humidity falls, creating trade winds that blow over the islands, often at strong speeds midday. This is why the islands are so apt for surfing.

Different islands and areas of each island can have very different wind speeds. Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura are usually the windiest islands .  Tenerife and Gran Canaria , especially the southern areas of these islands are usually slightly warmer, less windy, and much sunnier. Plan your vacation accordingly.

The best times to visit the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands have sunny, warm temps year-round and it rarely rains . Winds are generally high year-round, too. It's slightly warmer in the summer when highs hover around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. December highs are about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Canary Islands Covid Travel Restrictions

Last updated date: August 16, 2022

The last thing anyone wants is a return to complex and restrictive Covid travel regulations, most especially in summer. However, the number of Covid cases is rising, leading some experts to speculate that countries may be on the verge of a new wave. Fortunately, most countries do not appear to be planning to reinstate restrictions. Although Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are regarded to be substantially more contagious than previous Covid strains, their mortality rate is still much lower. This is mainly owing to the high rates of immunity achieved due to vaccination efforts and natural infections in the past.

Will Spain and its territories see a return to travel restrictions? Could access to the Canary Islands and its fabulous beaches again require a maze of vaccine checks, testing, masks, and quarantine?

Before you leave for your holiday, catch up on the most recent developments by reading on. If you don’t know, you risk being denied entry and sabotaging your travel plans. Our goal is to make your trip as smooth as possible, so we’ve put together some helpful information.

Requirement for traveling to Spain (including the Canary Islands)

There’s no longer a mandate for a quarantine period or taking a PCR test after entry. However, depending on the country of origin, visitors entering Spain by plane (excluding children under the age of 12 and those in international transit) may need to provide or accomplish the following requirements:

Entering from European Union or Schengen countries

Currently, there are no limitations or entry requirements for travelers arriving by air or sea from European Union or Schengen countries. They will also not be required to present the SpTH health control form or a COVID-19 certificate.

Entering from Non-EU or non-Schengen countries

  • An EU Digital Covid Certificate, EU equivalent of vaccination against COVID-19, a negative certificate of a diagnostic test for active infection, or a certificate of recovery after passing this disease.
  • If you cannot provide the EU Digital COVID Certificate or EU equivalent, you must fill out the SPTH Health Control Form via the website https://www.spth.gob.es.

Passengers aged 12 years old and above traveling to Spain by sea must also have one of the required health certificates, such as an EU Digital Covid Certificate, EU equivalent, or another type. They are not required to fill out a health control form.

Traveling from the United Kingdom

Travelers above the age of 12 entering Spain from the UK must show valid proof of one of the following:

  • Full vaccination at least 14 days before arrival. A booster shot is required if the final immunization dosage was given more than 270 days ago.
  • A negative Covid test via PCR conducted no more than 72 hours prior to travel, or an antigen test, taken no more than 24 hours.
  • Recovery from Covid in the last six months. NHS Covid Pass or a recovery certificate issued by a relevant UK health authority or medical service will be accepted.
  • An NHS Covid Pass or recovery from Covid certificate from UK health authorities or medical services will be accepted.

British travelers will need to get their passports stamped before they’re allowed to use the e-gates and must also carry these documents:

  • A return or onward ticket
  • Proof you have enough money for the stay
  • Proof of accommodation, including hotel booking confirmations, the address if staying in your property, or your host’s invitation or address.
  • Proof they meet Spain’s Covid-19 entry requirements.

From risk, high risk, and third countries

At this time, no country, territory, or area is classified as risk or high risk. Suppose the epidemiological situation in a country, territory, or area deteriorates to a concerning degree. In that case, it may be declared high risk, and necessary health control measures for visitors arriving from that location will be implemented. Check the updated list of high-risk countries/areas here .

As for visitors coming from a third country, they must first check if they are permitted to travel to Spain on this page .

Visitors traveling from within Spain

There are presently no restrictions to visiting the Canary Islands from anywhere within Spain and its territories. As a result, it is possible to travel between the islands and from the mainland.

Traveling between the Canary Islands

Tourists traveling between the Canary Islands do not need to present Diagnostic Tests for Active Infection (PDIA) or any COVID-19 certificates.

Important Travel Notices:

Always check updated requirements and advice of public agencies and reliable tourism bodies in Spain and the Canary Islands before traveling, as restrictions and safety measures may change. We recommend visiting the pages of the Canary Islands’ tourism council and Spain’s Health Ministry for extensive information about traveling to the country and its territories. Also consult your tour operator or airline before leaving for the Canary Islands in case of any changes in travel conditions.

Only one dose of single-dose vaccines or two doses of two-dose vaccines (with the second dose taken at least two weeks before arrival) from BioNTech and Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, and Novavax will be accepted when applying for  proof of full primary vaccination series . In addition, the vaccination requirement will extend to a  Covid booster shot  if your last vaccination was more than 270 days ago. There is no required minimum interval of days from the date of booster jab to the date of entry to Spain.

Canary Islands Alert Level

These local alert levels have no bearing on travel conditions to the Canary Islands, as they only represent the hospital occupancy rate owing to Covid cases. There are currently no new restrictions in place related to Covid; therefore, there is no cause for concern.

Nevertheless, visitors are recommended to exercise caution and use a face mask indoors and in enclosed public areas, such as stores, movies, bars, and restaurants. Tourists should also be informed that everyone over six must wear a mask when riding public transportation and visiting a hospital or medical center.

Tourists who test positive for Covid-19 or develop symptoms while in Spain are now expected to wear a mask, limit social interactions, avoid crowded areas and major gatherings, and avoid contact with individuals considered high risk, which includes the elderly, individuals with medical issues, and pregnant women. Following these measures for a full ten days from the time of diagnosis or the onset of symptoms is required.

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The UK government has removed the Canary Islands from its “safe” list, starting 4am on Saturday 12 December.

It means travellers from the UK can’t venture to the Spanish holiday isles off the coast of west Africa without having to self-isolate on their return. 

Still, with eight main islands to choose from – Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa – and balmy weather well into winter, you may have booked a getaway despite the rule change.

But what are the rules for entry now there’s a new tier 4 and a new mutation of coronavirus? And do you need to take a Covid test before you go?

Here’s what you need to know.

Am I allowed to travel to the Canary Islands from the UK?

Whether you’re allowed to travel to the Canary Islands will depend on where you live. But whether you’ll be allowed in or not will depend on your nationality or residency status

From England, international travel is permitted in tiers 1, 2 and 3. Although the government has advised everyone to consider whether they need to travel right now. 

Those living in tier 4 have been banned from international travel unless for an essential reason such as work.

However, the rules are different from the devolved nations

Wales has banned international leisure travel until January 2021, with the ban being kept under review. It is still permissible to travel for essential reasons such as education or work.

Northern Ireland does not forbid international travel. The government advice says : “Everyone is asked to be mindful of the risks of spreading the virus by travel and should use their judgement when deciding whether or not to undertake a journey based on the individual circumstances."

In Scotland, the rules depend on where you live and what your local Covid-19 rates are like. For those living in tiers 0 to 2, there is no advisory against international travel , but those living in tiers 3 and 4 are told not to travel outside of the area except for essential purposes such as work or caring responsibilities.

“Going on holiday, including abroad, is not a reasonable excuse to leave a level 3 or 4 area,” reads the guidance 

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There are currently direct flights from the UK to Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and Lanzarote with British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air. 

Tui and Jet2 are also offering flight-inclusive package holidays. As the Foreign Office hasn’t updated its travel advice for the Canary Islands, the two operators are still running trips as normal. However, some customers who do not wish to travel due to the need to quarantine on return may be able to move their holiday to another time.

La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro can be reached via connecting flights or boats from other islands, but La Graciosa is only accessible by boat from Lanzarote.

Will they let me in when I arrive?

This depends on your nationality and your residency status. 

In response to the new variant of coronavirus, Spain has banned almost all arrivals from the UK. The only exceptions are Spanish citizens and those with residency status in Spain.

Those who only hold UK passports, for example, would not be allowed to enter any Spanish regions if they’re not normally resident in Spain, even if they’re intending to travel for work.

If you are allowed to enter, you will need to fill in the Spanish government’s health form within 48 hours of travel. This will include your contact details as well as your history of exposure to Covid-19. Once you’ve completed the form, you will be sent a QR code, which you will need to show on arrival.

Once you get to Spain, you will also be temperature checked and undergo a visual health assessment. Those presenting with coronavirus symptoms will have to see a health professional.

You will also need to download the RadarCOVID app for use on the islands.

Will I have to take a Covid-19 PCR test?

No, other tests are now also acceptible.

Since 23 November, the Spanish government has required all passengers (including children) travelling to Spanish airports and ports from “risk” countries, such as the UK, to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test. This must be taken within 72 hours of arrival.

However, the Canary Islands announced that antigen tests are also permitted, contrary to the advice from the Spanish government.

Now the Canary Islands advises : "You need to have diagnostic test for active SARS-COV-2 infection with a negative result. The tests that are allowed are PCR (RT-PCR for COVID-19), and antigen tests that detect SARS-COV-2 antigens with an accuracy of 97 per cent and a sensitivity of over 80 per cent as defined in their supporting documentation.

“The test must come with a printed or digital certificate that contains the following information:  name, surnames and ID number of the person tested, name of the health organisation or authority that does the test, contact details of the medical centre, brand and health authorisation of the test, date and time of the test, and the test result. In the case of antigen tests, the certificate must include the accuracy and sensitivity of the test. It is preferable if the test certificate is in English or Spanish.”

It would allow British holidaymakers heading for Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and the other islands to take a test on the way to the airport rather than visit a test clinic two or three days before departure.

Mainland Spain has also since updated its requirements. The Foreign Office said: “From 10 December, a TMA (Transcription-Mediated Amplification) swab test or a LAMP (Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification) test are also accepted by Spanish authorities, again taken within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.” 

Meanwhile, the Canary Islands have issued a list of approved testing centres in the UK .

Will I have to quarantine when I arrive?

No, Spain does not require travellers arriving from the UK to quarantine. If you’re travelling from elsewhere, double check with the local embassy.

Will I have to quarantine when I come home?

Yes - as of 4am on Saturday 12 December, all arrivals from the Canaries into the UK will need to quarantine for up to 10 days .

From 15 December,  travellers who live in England may opt to leave self-isolation early by paying for a Lamp test five days after they leave a country that’s not on the travel corridors list. If it is negative, they can stop self-isolating. So if you leave Tenerife on Saturday 12 December, you can take a test from 17 December onwards.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have not signed up for this. 

Can I travel between the islands?

Although some areas of Spain are currently subject to additional entry and exit restrictions, the Canary Islands are not affected at present, which means you can travel between the islands without any issues.

Are hotels open?

Yes, but you should double check. While hotels have been permitted to open since mid-May, some will have closed after a quieter summer season.

However, as the Canary Islands are very much an all-year destination, many will still be open through the winter months.

Are restaurants, shops and attractions open?

Like hotels, many restaurants, shops and attractions will still be open, but not all.

There are additional restrictions in place , however.

In restaurants, the tables will be more spread out, and there’s a limit of six people for all social gatherings. No customers will be admitted after 11pm, with all establishments closed by 12am.

Only bars with an outdoor space are open, with a 75 per cent capacity limit in place, and drinks are table-service only – so you can’t congregate around the bar, for example. And as dance floors remain closed, there are no nightclubs. As with restaurants, customers won’t be allowed in after 11pm and the premises must close by 12am.

If you’re hoping to visit an attraction, you will need to pre-book as there are now additional limits on capacity in place. Many will also have introduced one-way systems to allow social distancing and manage crowds.

As for cultural spaces such as cinemas and theatres, you may find that you’ll be assigned a seat rather than getting to choose.

What rules are in place?

Spain has made the wearing of face coverings mandatory for anyone over the age of six on public transport and in many indoor and outdoor public spaces. The only exceptions are for those who are disabled or have a respiratory condition, or when you’re eating and drinking or exercising.

You must wear masks when entering beaches, swimming pools or outdoor areas, and when you’re moving around. However, you can take off your mask when you’re swimming, or when you’re sitting or lying in one spot with at least 1.5 metres between you and people outside of your group. All of these areas will also have additional capacity restrictions in place.

What if you get sick?

If you experience any coronavirus symptoms, you should self-isolate at your accommodation and call 900 112 061 for instructions. They will put you in touch with the most appropriate medical centre.

In order to boost tourism, the Canary Islands are also offering free medical insurance for tourists, which covers medical expenses, medical repatriation and your stay if you need to quarantine on the islands for 15 days.

The policy is offered to all tourists visiting the Canary Islands who test positive for coronavirus during their stay at “any regulated establishment”, as well as their accompanying relatives, even when the latter have not tested positive for Covid-19.

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Do I need to wear a mask in Spain? The rules explained

Spain has made face masks mandatory in hospitals and health centres following an increase of covid and flu cases.

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S pain, with its glorious beaches and lively cities, has long been a holiday favourite for Brits — it’s the UK’s favourite overseas destination. The south and east coasts, plus the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands, are most popular — but that’s only part of the story in a country that’s more than twice the size of the UK, with 49 Unesco world heritage sites spread across every region.

There are no specific entry requirements for Brits — no visas are required for tourism, and Spain has no Covid-related restrictions. However, in January 2024, face masks were made mandatory in hospitals and health centres in Spain again, in response to an increase of cases of flu, Covid and other respiratory illnesses. If you’re travelling to Spain soon, here’s what you need to know.

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Do I need to wear a face mask in Spain?

Face masks are now mandatory in hospitals and health centres in Spain, following a surge in cases of flu, Covid and other respiratory illnesses.

On Monday, January 8, Spain’s health minister, Mónica García, said: “We’ve talked and we’ve reflected deeply on the role of masks — especially in health centres and hospitals — when it comes to protecting both patients and health professionals. It’s an effective, commonsense measure and one that is backed by scientific evidence and that is well received by the public.”


There is no requirement to wear masks in most other public spaces in Spain, including on public transport, but they are commonly worn. There may be regional variations depending on local infection rates.

If you test positive for Covid during your stay, you don’t need to self-isolate, but the government advises you should inform contacts, wear a mask and avoid crowded spaces and contact with high-risk people. If your symptoms worsen, there are regional hotlines to call.

What are Spain’s entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements for British visitors. The rules for Spain are the same as those for other EU countries, namely that your passport must be issued less than ten years before entry, and be valid for at least three months after you leave. Brits can spend a maximum of 90 days out of 180 days in Schengen countries when travelling for tourism.

Mask-wearing aside, there are no longer any Covid-related travel restrictions.

What are the Canary Islands’ entry restrictions?

The rules for entry to the Canary Islands (which include hotspots Gran Canaria , Lanzarote and Tenerife ) are the same as mainland Spain’s.

What are the rules for the Balearics?

The rules for the Balearics ( Ibiza , Mallorca and Menorca ) are the same for mainland Spain.

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Is it safe to travel to Canary Islands? Travel advice for Gran Canaria and Tenerife after La Palma volcano

Spanish prime minister pedro sanchez arrived on la palma after the cumbre vieja volcano erupted on sunday afternoon.

Lava flows behind houses following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

The volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma , which erupted three weeks ago , is continuing to spew out endless streams of lava with no signs of stopping.

Authorities are monitoring a new stream of molten rock that has added to the destruction of more than 1,100 buildings.

Anything in the lava’s path – homes, farms, swimming pools and industrial buildings in the largely agricultural area – has been destroyed.

More than 6,000 people have been evacuated from their homes, but there are no casualties.

Can I travel to the Canary Islands?

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against people travelling to the Canary Islands.

A statement on its website says: “On Sunday 19 September 2021, at approximately 15.15 local time, there was a volcanic eruption on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma. The immediate area of Cabeza de Vaca, El Paso has been evacuated.

“If you are in an affected area you should follow the advice of local authorities, including social media updates from Cabildo de La Palma. If you are planning to travel to the island imminently you are encouraged to contact your tour operators/airlines.”

Mariano Hernandez, president of La Palma island, described the situation as “bleak”.

However, Spanish tourism minister Reyes Maroto encouraged tourists to visit the island, telling Canal Sur radio station: “There are no restrictions on going to the island.

“On the contrary, we’re passing on the information so tourists know they can travel to the island and enjoy something unusual, see it for themselves.”

This has not been advised by other officials .

What are the Covid rules?

The Canaries, which are part of Spain, are currently on the UK’s “rest of world” list .

That means fully-vaccinated people can visit without having to quarantine upon their return. Those who are not fully vaccinated must self-isolate for 10 days.

Everyone aged 12 or over arriving in Spain from the UK must present either:

  • A negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travelling
  • Proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days before travel

You must also complete a  health control form  no more than 48 hours before travelling to Spain.

Everyone over the age of six must wear a face mask in enclosed public spaces, and also in crowded outdoor areas.

There are also 1.5-metre social distancing rules in place.

To stay in tourist accommodation in the Canary Islands you must display proof of either full vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from Covid-19.

What happened with the volcano?

Cumbre Vieja erupted on Sunday 19 September. Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for four villages, including El Paso and Los Llanos de Aridane, and temporary shelters were set up.

A 3.8-magnitude earthquake the following day caused a new fissure to open on the slope of the volcano, leading to another stream of lava flowing from the crack.

The collapse of part of the volcanic cone on Saturday 9 October sent a flood of bright red lava pouring down from the Cumbre Vieja ridge.

The fast-flowing stream carried away huge chunks of lava that had already hardened, and engulfed an industrial park.

“We cannot say that we expect the eruption that began 21 days ago to end anytime soon,” Julio Perez, regional minister for security on the Canary Islands, said.

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez visited La Palma the week after the eruption, and said: “Enough troops are available to face any type of contingency. Everything is going according to plan, and therefore the priority is to guarantee the safety of the citizens of La Palma who could be affected as a consequence of this eruption.”

Government experts estimate that the largest of the lava flows measures almost one mile at its widest point, while the delta of new land being formed where lava is flowing into the Atlantic has reached 84 acres.

The scientific committee advising the Spanish Government said that if the delta continued to grow outwards into the sea, parts of it could break off.

That would generate explosions, gas emissions and large waves, committee spokeswoman Jose Maria Blanco said, but should not represent a danger to those outside the no-go zone.

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Coronavirus: Moscow commuters brave epidemic to return to work

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MOSCOW (AFP) - On an electric trolleybus ride into central Moscow, all the passengers and the driver are wearing masks and gloves under new rules as the city begins a gradual return to work.

"It's positive, because it's a necessary measure," says 25-year-old Tatiana Khan, who wears a surgical mask and a T-shirt bearing a "love" motif.

The Russian capital with 12 million residents is still under lockdown but half a million employed in construction and industry sectors were allowed to work from Tuesday (May 12) for the first time since late March.

To avoid an escalation in the number of infections, the city authorities have made it mandatory to wear gloves and a mask on public transport, on pain of a fine of 5,000 roubles (S$100).

Khan is a key worker employed by the municipal housing authorities and has been disinfecting the hallways of apartment blocks to prevent the spread of the virus.

"If everyone had worn masks from the start, observed the precautions, I think we wouldn't have had such a spread of the epidemic," she says as the half-empty bus drives around the city centre.


On Tuesday, Russia became the second worst affected country in the world, after the United States, with more than 232,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

The capital has borne the brunt of the pandemic with more than 121,000 cases and also accounts for more than half of the national death toll of 2,116.

Most people living in Moscow are still supposed to stay at home under a lockdown lasting until May 31.

Streets are still largely deserted, even during the morning rush hour.

In the Moscow metro, famed for its elaborate stations, inspectors stop a few passengers at the ticket gates and order them to buy gloves from vending machines or at the ticket window.

Escalators and platforms at Savyolovskaya station, a transport hub for commuters, are far less crowded than usual, but the stream of passengers is steady.

Most wear medical masks or reusable cloth ones, along with disposable latex gloves or rubber washing-up gloves.


"This move is an important step towards a return to normality," says Vladislav Sultanov, a city transport official at the station.

"Today we are warning passengers who don't have protective gear, but from tomorrow they will risk a fine."

One passenger Natalia Goronok is travelling to her job at a bank, which is classed as essential work.

The 48-year-old wears a black cloth mask with an elegant grey scarf and jacket.

"It's protection, I hope it will work," she says.

"I've basically been going to work throughout the quarantine period and fingers crossed, everything's fine." In her view, the time has come to lift lockdown measures that have ravaged the economy.

"It is scary that the cases are going up, but people do need to live," she says.

Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the need to restart the economy on Monday as he announced the end of six non-working weeks across the country.

In Moscow, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin ruled that only construction and industry could reopen, and social distancing measures had to be observed.

One project back underway is the demolition of a massive former Soviet cinema in the city centre, earmarked for a luxury housing complex incorporating leisure facilities.

After a break of a month-and-a-half, excavators are busily sifting through rubble in clouds of dust.


"Today, it's starting again, but some construction sites remain closed," said one worker, Alexei, who declined to give his surname.

He added that he had been "lucky" and had worked over the lockdown period in breach of the rules.

But many other Moscow residents are unable to work and are struggling to survive.

Artur Magomedov, 34, was taking the bus to the headquarters of the traffic police to apply for a job as a driver after six weeks of unemployment.

He said his family has been keeping their heads above water with help from his parents and his wife's small wages from a job at a supermarket.

"Health is the most important thing, I understand that, but I can't wait for all this excitement about the virus to end," he says.

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  1. Entry requirements for the Canary Islands

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  2. Canary Islands travel advice: Covid entry rules, mask wearing and post

    Year-round sunshine makes Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura a popular option for half-term and winter holidays, and until 21 October travellers needed to show proof of full vaccination, recovery from Covid or a negative Covid test. But all these requirements have come to an end and there is no longer any need to fill out a health control form to enter the Canary Islands.

  3. Message to U.S. Citizens

    Spain added the United States to the list of countries whose residents no longer require a proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for travel to Spain, including if they transit through a third country. If transiting a third country, please check that country's requirements as well, since they may be different.

  4. Entry requirements

    FCDO travel advice for Spain. Includes safety and security, insurance, entry requirements and legal differences. ... COVID-19 rules. There are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for ...

  5. Canary Islands bring back face mask rules amidst rise in Covid and flu

    The Canary Islands, visited by hundreds of thousands of British tourists every year, have joined a list of Spanish hotspots re-introducing some face mask rules amidst Covid and flu cases soaring ...

  6. Welcome

    Wherever you go, in many municipalities you will find one of our 30 offices, where 45 professionals will be waiting to inform you of everything you need during your stay in Gran Canaria. CAN WE HELP YOU? The Gran Canaria official tourism website: accomodation, climate, sun, beaches, pictures, maps, culture, parties, fun, relax, golf, sport...

  7. Canary Islands (Spain)

    It is recommended for travelers who plan on eating street food. Hepatitis A - CDC Yellow Book. Dosing info - Hep A. Hepatitis B. Recommended for unvaccinated travelers of all ages traveling to the Canary Islands. Hepatitis B - CDC Yellow Book. Dosing info - Hep B. Measles. Cases of measles are on the rise worldwide.

  8. Spain travel advice

    Living in Spain. Travelling to Spain. FCDO travel advice for Spain. Includes safety and security, insurance, entry requirements and legal differences.

  9. Spain's Canary and Balearic Islands: What to expect when traveling

    Just ahead of welcoming visitors flocking to its islands for the Easter break, the Canaries in Spain are suspending some COVID-19 safety measures. The rollback means that restaurants, clubs and other businesses in Gran Canaria, La Palma and Tenerife can return to normal operating hours and full capacity. "We have tools to control the pandemic.

  10. What to Know Before Visiting Canary Islands

    And if you're visiting the Canaries via mainland Spain and are above the age of 12, you'll have to show either a certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19, a negative COVID-19 test (antigen ...

  11. Canary Islands Covid Travel Restrictions

    A negative Covid test via PCR conducted no more than 72 hours prior to travel, or an antigen test, taken no more than 24 hours. Recovery from Covid in the last six months. NHS Covid Pass or a recovery certificate issued by a relevant UK health authority or medical service will be accepted.

  12. Canary Islands holidays: What are the latest travel rules and do you

    It would allow British holidaymakers heading for Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and the other islands to take a test on the way to the airport rather than visit a test clinic two or three days ...

  13. Canaries entry requirements

    COVID-19; Entry Requirements; Canaries entry requirements; ... Gran Canaria Holidays; Lanzarote Holidays; Tenerife Holidays; Channel Islands ... Speak to one of our travel experts in our UK Call Centre: Opening times: Mon-Fri 8:30am-8.30pm Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-7:30pm .

  14. Ministerio de Sanidad

    Find out the latest information on travel and COVID-19 in Spain, including the EU Digital Covid Certificate and the health control measures for international arrivals. Visit the official website of the Ministry of Health.

  15. Do I need to wear a mask in Spain? The rules explained

    There are no specific entry requirements for Brits — no visas are required for tourism, and Spain has no Covid-related restrictions. However, in January 2024, face masks were made mandatory in ...

  16. Is it safe to travel to Canary Islands? Travel advice for Gran Canaria

    A negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travelling; Proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days before travel; You must also complete a health control form no more than 48 hours ...

  17. British Consulate Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    dealing with a death in Spain. following an arrest in Spain. as a victim of crime. with hospitalisation due to a medical emergency. If the guidance does not give you the help you need, call us 24/ ...

  18. Moscow airline passengers to be express tested for COVID-19

    Moscow airline passengers to be express tested for COVID-19 21 Jul 2020 Created: 11:44 AM Last Updated: ... for some passengers at Russia's busiest airport from Monday as part of a pilot project aimed at allowing air travel and tourism to resume safely. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport said the ...

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  20. PDF Keeping the Moscow Metro running safely Moscow, Russian Federation

    the metro and its COVID-19 measures. Building future resilience: ensuring passenger confidence in the metro as the best means of city transport Moscow Metro continues to support passengers by explaining new safety rules and informing them of the latest situation and will maintain its intense disinfection and sanitization of stations and trains.

  21. Coronavirus: Moscow commuters brave epidemic to return to work

    MOSCOW (AFP) - On an electric trolleybus ride into central Moscow, all the passengers and the driver are wearing masks and gloves under new rules as the city begins a gradual return to work. Read ...