- Flight duration:
- 4 hours 15 minutes from Gatwick
- GMT +0
WHEN TO GO
The Canary Islands score highly when it comes to weather. Tenerife gets a generous supply of sun – up to 11 hours a day in summer. Summer temperatures in the south can rocket to the early 30s, and in winter, the mercury rarely drops below 19˚C. Head north, though, and things can be a bit more humid, with occasional showers in the mix. Over in Gran Canaria, you can expect sizzling summer temperatures – the mercury tops 35°C in July and August, with the rest of the summer staying a toasty 25°C. Winter’s a good bet, too – the thermometer rarely dips below 20°C. In Lanzarote, you’ll see summer temperatures of around 25°C, while in winter the mercury hovers at around 16°C. Temperatures on Fuerteventura tend to stick somewhere between 20°C in winter and 25°C in summer – although August sometimes sees the mercury topping 30°C. There’s always a cooling breeze, though, thanks to the island’s trade winds. Summer temperatures in La Palma creep up to the high 20s, while in winter the thermometer rarely drops below the 17°C mark.
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Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a European Health Insurance Card – or EHIC – before leaving Ireland. Though it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Spanish nationals. It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. For the latest health and safety info, visit https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/spain/
Passports and Visas
Irish citizens don’t need a visa to enter Spain but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/spain/
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/