Useful Travel Advice
It’s always a good idea to get travel advice on your destination, we’ve put together some useful information to help make your trip as smooth as possible.
Documents required when travelling to Lanzarote
Lanzarote is part of the Canarian archipelago, which belongs to Spain. You must provide a valid passport on entry and in some cases visitors need a visa, depending on where they come from, how long they expect to stay in the Canaries and why they are travelling here (work, studies, leisure). In some cases travellers are able to enter Lanzarote with their National Identity Card however if you are unsure it may be best to check with the Spanish embassy or consulate for details of the types of documents needed when travelling to Lanzarote.
The good news is that you do not need any special vaccinations when travelling to Lanzarote as there are no diseases indigenous to the island. It is however advisable to ensure general vaccinations such as tetanus are up to date. If you are in any doubt consult your GP/local health service.
European Health Insurance Card
It is advisable to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you travel to Spain. This card has replaced the E111 form and entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Spanish nationals. You can apply for an EHIC online. The EHIC is not a substitute for travel insurance and doesn’t cover medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or treatment of a non-urgent nature. Therefore, you should also consider additional private health/travel insurance.
Useful telephone numbers
Lanzarote is known to be a safe and friendly destination, however it is always advisable to be aware of your personal possessions when you are travelling. Whilst we all hope that we’ll have a holiday with no problems, we know how important is to have access to some important telephone numbers should you need them.
Airport +34 928 84 60 00
Lanzarote Hospital +34 928 8016 36
Private Clinic Hospiten Lanzarote, Tias +34 928 59 61 00
British Consulate Las Palmas +34 928 26 25 08 – there’s also useful information on their website
Airport +34 928 52 01 76
Arrecife +34 928 80 31 04
Playa Blanca +34 928 52 42 22
Costa Teguise +34 928 52 42 23
Tinajo (La Santa) + 34 928 84 00 49
Puerto del Carmen, Tías +34 928 52 42 20
Emergency 112 – if you have an emergency this is the number to call, the operators speak English
Local Police 092
Guardia Civil 062
National Police 091