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Travel to the Canary Islands: Latest Updates May 2020

From all of us at we hope that you are safe and well.

Hopefully, soon we can get back out on the Canary Island hiking trails that we dream of.

In the meantime, we wanted to share with you an update of what is happening on the Canary Islands and how travel to the Canary Islands is currently affected.

As you know, the economy of the Canary Islands is mostly based on tourism. In 2017, the Canary Islands were visited by almost 16M tourists and tourism is an essential part of the economy, not just for the Canarias but for Spain in general.


The good news is that the Canary Islands are working closely with the WHO and are leading the way in terms of travel safety and health.

Due to the low infection numbers, the excellent health care system, and the quick action of the Canarian government, the COVID-19 situation has been kept largely under control.

In fact, three Canary Islands: La Graciosa, La Gomera and El Hierro were the first to move into Phase 1 of easing Spain’s restrictions on May 4th, 2020.

Phases of reopening travel to the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands will follow the Spanish guidelines for lifting the restrictions on a phase by phase basis.

These phases of reopening will be around 2 weeks apart and are predicted to end roughly around the end of June.

We have updated our COVID-19 terms and conditions accordingly.

Starting with Phase 1 which commenced May 11th, hotels will be opening but with strict guidelines and will not be opening common areas. Some outdoor bars and restaurants may be reopening also with diminished capacity and social distancing measures in place.

Currently, from May 15th there is a 14-day self-isolation rule for anyone who enters Spain or the Canary Islands and this is due to last until early June.

If you have any questions about travel to the Canary Islands you are best to consult the guidelines of your government:

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