La Palma travel advice

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

Inside Taburiente National Park, La Palma, Canary Islands © Nulinukas -
Inside Taburiente National Park, La Palma, Canary Islands © Nulinukas -

La Palma travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to La Palma 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.

La Palma - quick facts
Flight time 4.5 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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La Palma weather

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The La Palma weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Santa Cruz de la Palma.

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La Palma travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting La Palma 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 La Palma.

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

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La Palma travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to La Palma 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 La Palma, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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La Palma covid live updates

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

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La Palma FAQs

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

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

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

What is the flight time to La Palma from the UK?

The flight time to La Palma from the UK is typically 4.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between La Palma and the UK?

The time difference between La Palma and the UK is UK time+0 hours.

What is the main language spoken in La Palma?

The main language spoken in La Palma is Spanish.

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What is the currency in La Palma?

The currency in La Palma is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in La Palma?

La Palma uses electrical plug type C (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in La Palma?

They drive on the right side of the road in La Palma.

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