Canary Islands Health & Safety

Canary Islands Health & Safety and Emergency Number


Just like any resort destination, most cities in Canary Islands have petty crime issues. Purse snatching and pick pocketing are common in tourist areas, so make sure you’re cash is protected and your travel documents are safe. Common sense is your best security weapon when you use it.


All British Citizens with UK passports travelling to the Canary Islands will need one of the new European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC).

Emergency Number

112 is the common emergency number.