What testing choices exist when departing from Tenerife South Airport?
The Covid testing facility at Tenerife South Airport is now closed. If you require a Covid test before you travel, you will have to arrange this elsewhere on the island.
Covid is now classed as an “established and ongoing health issue” and no longer constitutes a global health emergency. Therefore, you are unlikely to need a Covid test for air travel. Nevertheless, you might still opt for testing for your personal peace of mind.
The two main Covid tests are a PCR test and an antigen test, which we have summarised below:
This is a very sensitive test which is generally thought to yield accurate results. It is more expensive than an antigen test and you may need to wait longer to obtain your results.
An antigen test (also called lateral flow test) is usually a lot cheaper than a PCR and results can often be obtained within 15 – 30 minutes. This type of test is less accurate than a PCR.
There are various options across the island. We have listed some for you below.
|Hospital Quirónsalud Costa Adeje
Urbanización San Eugenio, s/n
38660 Adeje S.C. Tenerife
Tel: 922 752 626
|Hospital Quirónsalud Tenerife
Calle Poeta Rodríguez Herrera, 1
38006 Santa Cruz de Tenerife S.C. Tenerife
Tel: 922 270 700
Tel: 922 533 680
Santa Cruz, La Laguna, Los Cristianos, La Orotava
|El Médico a tu Lado
C/ El Casino, 44, Tegueste
Tel: 922 883 287
That will depend on the testing facility and on the type of test you have taken. Some test results can be obtained within 20 to 30 minutes, while others may take a day or two. It is therefore important that you arrange your test in good time before you travel and that you check the turnaround times with your test provider.
For more information regarding travel via Tenerife South Airport during Coroanvirus, please also see the following pages:
For the latest information regarding travel via Tenerife South Airport: Covid-19 – Coronavirus Tenerife South Airport
For information on the documentation required on arrival at Tenerife South Airport: Covid-19 travel documentation for Tenerife South Airport