Canary Islands travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Canary Islands with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for the Canary Islands.

Playa de la Teresitas, Tenerife, Canary Islands © Nikolai Sorokin - Fotolia.com
Playa de la Teresitas, Tenerife, Canary Islands © Nikolai Sorokin - Fotolia.com

Canary Islands travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the Canary Islands with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Canary Islands - quick facts
Flight time 4 to 5 hours
Time difference UK +0 hours
Language(s) Spanish
Currency Euro
Electricity C plug (230V)
Driving side Right

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Canary Islands weather

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Canary Islands travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the Canary Islands from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the Canary Islands.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Canary Islands travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the Canary Islands with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the Canary Islands, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Canary Islands covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the Canary Islands with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Canary Islands FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the Canary Islands including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to the Canary Islands due to Covid-19?

Canary Islands is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for the Canary Islands.

Check out Ministry of Health, Spain for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the Canary Islands?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the Canary Islands. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to the Canary Islands from the UK?

The flight time to the Canary Islands from the UK is typically 4 to 5 hours.

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What is the time difference between the Canary Islands and the UK?

The time difference between the Canary Islands and the UK is UK time+0 to UK time+1 hours.

What is the main language spoken in the Canary Islands?

The main language spoken in the Canary Islands is Spanish.

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What is the currency in the Canary Islands?

The currency in the Canary Islands is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in the Canary Islands?

Canary Islands uses electrical plug type C (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the Canary Islands?

They drive on the right side of the road in the Canary Islands.

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