3rd Jan 2022 @ 12:53 pm

The rules on the EU Covid certificate have been updated to take into account the booster jab campaign.

First published 1st of January 2022 in the Gazette Life magazine.

The EU Covid certificate is valid for travel within the EU countries, and several countries outside it including the UK. However, it is not a travel document, and passengers may have to complete other documents to enter countries, such as the UK’s Passenger Locator Form or Spain’s SpTH. Always check the up-to-date requirements of the country you are visiting, which are usually found on their official government’s website.

Travellers to the UK should be aware that the NHS does not yet consider EU certificates valid for release from quarantine in the case that holders are “pinged” as close contacts.

Covid certificates are available for:

– Those who have been double vaccinated within the last 12 months. This means that the time limit will soon be approaching for those in older age groups. Receiving a booster jab will remove this time limit and renew the certificate.

– Those who have recovered from Covid in the last six


– Those who have received a negative PCR or antigen test within the last 48 hours.

The certificate can be requested at your local health centre or online from www.micertificadocovid.com. You can also access it online using official ID provided by the Digital Certificate or the Pin Cl@ve scheme.

Covid passport scheme

The EU Covid certificate is also valid for bars, restaurants and clubs that choose to operate the Canarian Covid passport scheme in order to open later and admit more customers. Printed or digital codes will be scanned by staff, and entry is likely to be refused to those who cannot provide this document. Currently, we cannot confirm if UK documents will be covered by the scheme.

For regular updates, pictures and videos of Lanzarote be sure to like and follow our Facebook page “Gazette Life Lanzarote”.