Surely if you are reading this article it is because you are thinking of traveling to the Canary Islands at Easter. With which, you are likely to be concerned about the entry requirements to Spain and, in this case, to the Canary Islands. You should know that, despite the fact that the situation may change, in the last inter-territorial council the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands were excluded from the perimeter closure of the Spanish autonomous communities. That is to say, this Easter, Spaniards will be able to travel to the Canary Islands as long as the entry requirements demanded by this community are met. Likewise, these conditions must also be met by foreign tourists who wish to travel to the Canary Islands during the pandemic. Next we are going to try to solve the main doubts that may arise.
Requirements to travel to the Canary Islands at Easter and during the pandemic
In this link you will be able to consult in real time the requirements to enter the Canary Islands as a tourist, whether you are Spanish or a foreigner. It is the official tourism page of the Canary Islands and is constantly being updated. Here the documentation and types of tests that can be requested for entry to the Islands are detailed. The situation or alert level in which each island is located and the activities that are allowed in each of these levels are also mentioned. For example, if the restaurants are open indoors or only on the terrace, the number of people who are not living together that can meet in public or private spaces, etc. Therefore, we recommend that you read everything carefully before traveling to Gran Canaria or any other Canary Island.
Basic measures to carry out
In any case, whether you live or are going to visit the Canary Islands, you should know that the mask is mandatory in all private spaces. Except for eating or drinking and kids under 6 years old. Likewise, it is mandatory to maintain an interpersonal distance of at least 1.5 meters. In the same way, all travelers must install the RadarCOVID App and have bluetooth activated. So that it is known if you have been in contact with devices that have confirmed their positive for COVID-19. This way, tracking will be easier.
Specific measures for Easter 2021
You should know that from March 26 to April 9, the following specific measures will be applied throughout the Spanish territory to stop infections during the Easter holidays.
- Perimeter closure of all Spanish communities, except the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.
- Lockdown between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm, although some autonomies may advance it.
- Meetings of a maximum of four people in closed public spaces and six in open public spaces, except cohabitants. Only cohabitants can meet in private spaces.
COVID situation Gran Canaria
On the other hand, if you want to know the number of COVID cases in Gran Canaria, we suggest you check the news portal of the official website of the Government of the Canary Islands. It is an official source that updates the evolution of the pandemic in the Canary Islands every day. In addition, usually specifies the cases by island. It is only in Spanish, but you can translate it with Google easily.
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Finally, if it is the first time you are passing through here and your final destination is Gran Canaria, we invite you to take a look at our Gran Canaria guides. The best way to discover a destination with local tips on places to visit and restaurants. Thus, you will not have to worry about anything, just let yourself be carried away by a localguider.
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