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Covid 19 – Coronavirus – Tenerife South Airport

Ensuring that we all stay safe from Covid-19 is everyone’s responsibility. Help us to protect you by reading the advice and by following the rules at all times.

Important Points to Consider Before Setting off to the Airport

  • The use of face masks may still be required for some airlines and at some airports. Please remember to bring enough face masks as well as hand sanitising gel to last you for the duration of your journey.
  • All arrivals from abroad require either an EU Digital Covid Certificate (or equivalent) or a completed health questionnaire. For more information, please see below.

Tenerife South Airport Opening Times during Covid-19

Tenerife South Airport is open to passengers as well as non-travellers (e.g. friends or family taking or collecting passengers to or from the airport) during the hours of 6 am to 11 pm.

From 11 pm to 6 am, only passengers (2 hours prior to flight departure time) and airport staff are permitted to enter the terminal building.

Coronavirus Rules at Tenerife South Airport

  • As of 20/04/2022, it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask at Tenerife South Airport.
  • Follow the instructions provided by airport staff, on screens, signs and over the public address system at all times.
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres to other passengers whenever possible. Respect the markings and footprint signs throughout the airport.
  • Clean your hands regularly and make use of the hand sanitiser dispensers that are available throughout the airport.
  • Do not drink from any of the water fountains – only use these to fill up a bottle or cup.
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with surfaces at the airport and at car hire desks as much as possible. Please keep in mind that this also applies for your onward journey, e.g. on public transport likes buses or taxis.

Departing from Tenerife South Airport during Covid-19

  • Familiarise yourself with the current entry regulations for the country you are travelling to several days prior to your departure. Please ensure that you have all the documents needed (e.g. relevant forms, proof of vaccination and/or test results, etc).
  • Make sure you have read all the information provided by your airline. Most airlines have placed restrictions on hand luggage in the cabin. Familiarise yourself with your airline’s hand luggage policy.
  • Check in online if possible. Take your boarding pass with you to the airport on your mobile or as a print-out.
  • Leave for the airport in good time. Your way through check-in and security control may take a little longer than usual.

Covid testing – departures area

There is a Covid testing facility on the first floor in the public departures area. Please see here for more information on Covid testing at Tenerife South airport.

On the Plane and during the Flight

  • Ensure that you have read any information provided by your airline concerning preventive measures during the flight.
  • Listen carefully to and comply with any instructions given by the cabin crew. Some airlines may still require the wearing of a face mask for the duration of the flight.
  • Frequently disinfect your hands using your hand sanitizer. Cough on the inside of your elbow.
  • Limit unnecessary movement within the cabin.
  • Reduce the use of individual overhead air supply vents/nozzles as much as possible.
  • If you begin to experience Coronavirus symptoms during your flight, notify the cabin staff promptly.

Arriving at Tenerife South Airport

  • When disembarking or when queuing at passport control, please be mindful of other people’s space. Try to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres whenever possible.
  • When collecting your luggage, please wait until the person in front of you has cleared the area.
  • The body temperature of all arriving passengers will be checked with the aid of thermal imaging cameras.

Arrivals from abroad

All passengers arriving at Tenerife South Airport from abroad must show one of the following:

  • An EU Digital Covid Certificate or equivalent
  • A completed Health Control Form

To check the validity of your Covid Certificate for travel to Tenerife South, please use this link.

If you do not have a valid Covid Certificate, please click here to fill in a health questionnaire.

Please note: Children under the age of 12 are exempt and do not have to show a Digital Covid Certificate of Health Control Form.

Arriving from an EU country

Anyone travelling to Tenerife South Airport from an EU risk country must be able to provide proof of one of the following on arrival at the airport:

  • Proof of vaccination
  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19
  • Negative diagnostic test result (either PCR-test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or antigen-test taken no more than 24 hours prior to arrival)

Please note:

Children under the age of twelve are exempt and do not need to present any of the above documentation.

Arrivals from third countries (including the UK)


Adult travellers from countries outside the EU need to be able to provide one of the following on arrival at Tenerife South Airport unless they belong to an “exempt” category :

  • Proof of vaccination
  • Proof of recovery

Please see here for more information on exemptions from this rule.

Children (under 18s)

Rules from Monday, 14/2/2022:

Children under 12Children aged 12 to 17
Exempt. No proof of vaccination or negative test result is required.Proof of full vaccination
Proof of negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival at Tenerife South Airport.
Proof of recovery

Please also see our Covid-19 travel documentation page for further details on the documents required.

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