Spain to allow UK visitors from Monday

By Lisa James
21/05/2021
Home » Spain to allow UK visitors from Monday

Spain will remove the UK from its risk list of countries on Monday 24 May, meaning British tourists will be able to visit.

The Spanish government has approved a recommendation to add the UK to its list of countries whose residents don’t need to self-isolate on arrival, it said in an official state bulletin.

It’s believed vaccinated Brits will not have to present a negative COVID test on arrival, but Travel Gossip is waiting for confirmation.

Travel Gossip has also asked for clarity on whether the change in policy applies to the whole of Spain, including the islands.

In an official state bulletin, Spain said it receives a high number of British tourists every year and urged everyone to prepare for the changes that will soon take effect at the borders.

Spain is the UK’s favourite overseas holiday destination.

Currently, the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office advices against all but essential travel to Spain, including the Balearic Islands, but excluding the Canary Islands, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Spain is hopeful the FCDO advice will change over the weekend.

Nevertheless, the whole of the country, including the islands, is currently on the UK Government’s amber list, meaning visitors have to isolate for 10 days at home on return.

Although it’s not illegal to travel to an amber-list country, the Government has said several times this week that UK residents should not travel to an amber country on holiday.

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