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The Coronavirus situation in Tenerife: Covid 19

The Coronavirus situation in Tenerife is evolving favourably. Currently, new infections are below 10 cases per day. This is one of the lowest infection rates in the whole of Spain (in Tenerife it is 157 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) and lower than in many European regions. In Tenerife the contagion rate is just 0.15% of the island’s 917,841 inhabitants.

The current Covid 19 situation in Tenerife

National Covid 19 De-escalation Plan

Tenerife is going through the phases of Spain’s national de-escalation plan. These are the most relevant points for each phase in terms of tourism and holidays.

Tenerife is currently in Phase Two of the de-escalation process as it meets all the sanitary requirements regarding the number of infections and health system capacity.

Phase One 

Until when? Phase One is expected to last until the end of May.

What happens in Phase One?

  • Hotels: Can open, but without using common areas such as gyms, swimming pools, spas, etc.
  • Outdoor terraces: Limited to 30% of their tables and always respecting the safety distance between tables (2 metres)
  • Shops: Small shops can open but at 30% of their total capacity. 
  • Museums: Can open at one third of capacity. Visits are allowed but cultural events are not.
  • Cultural events: Events of up to thirty people can take place indoors. Outdoor events can have up to 200 people.
  • Active tourism: Allowed for groups of up to ten people.

Phase Two 

When? Phase Two started on May 25, and is expected to last until June 7th.

What changes in Phase Two?

  • Hotels: Common areas can open with a limit of 30% of their capacity.
  • Swimming pools: Can open at 30% of their maximum capacity and using a reservation system and safety measures to guarantee the minimum safety distance of two metres.
  • Restaurants and cafes: Can open indoor areas at 40% of capacity and always respecting safety distances between tables. Late night bars and nightclubs cannot open.
  • Shops: Large shops and shopping centres can open but common areas can only be used for transit rather than leisure. Their capacity is limited to 30%. All other shops have their capacity limited to 40%.
  • Cultural events: Cinemas, theatres, auditoriums and other similar venues may open at one third of their capacity.  
  • Active tourism: Groups of up to 20 people will be allowed. 
  • Beaches: Beaches reopen with priority given to senior citizens during the periods between 10.00 and 12.00 and 19.00 and 20.00.

Phase Three

When? Expected to last from mid-June until the end of June 

What changes in Phase Three?

  • Hotels: Common areas open at up to 50% of their maximum capacity.
  • Restaurants y cafes: Indoor areas limited to 50% of capacity. Bar areas can be used as long as there is 1.5 metres between each person.
  • Shops: Common areas can be used at 50% of their capacity. The minimum safety distance of two metres must be observed. 
  • Cultural events: Cinemas, theatres and other cultural venues can open at 50% of their capacity. Performances and shows in enclosed spaces can have up to 80 spectators and open air shows up to 800.
  • Theme parks: Can open with a limit of 800 visitors at a time.
  • Active tourism: Can take place without any restrictions.

Holiday flights to Tenerife

Flights between Spain’s autonomous communities are not expected to restart until the end of Phase Three. The European Union will coordinate a scaled end to the restrictions on travel between countries. Tourism to Spain and the Canary Islands will be allowed from July 1st.

The Canary Islands, supported by the World Tourism Organisation, will receive the pioneering Covid 19-free flight thanks to the Hi+Card digital health passport which certifies that the holder does not have the virus.

From May 15 and only during the current Spanish national State of Alarm, all people arriving in Tenerife have to undergo a quarantine period of 14 days. This will not be required once holiday flights resume because the State of Alarm will have ended. The need for quarantine on arrival in Tenerife ends on July 1st.

For questions about flights you have already scheduled or reserved, the best source of information is your airline. In Tenerife, we can’t wait to share all our joy, sunshine and nature with all of you and we are sure that soon we will be able to do it again.