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Spain Is Now Allowing UK Tourists Without Quarantine

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Spain Is Now Allowing UK Tourists Without Quarantine

Spain is following in Portugal's footsteps by allowing Brits to visit the country quarantine-free.

Brits will be allowed to enter Spain from Monday 24th May, it has been confirmed.

Spain is following in Portugal's footsteps by allowing Brits to visit the country quarantine-free
Spain is following in Portugal's footsteps by allowing Brits to visit the country quarantine-free

The decision was announced in an official state bulletin on Friday.

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Antonio Mayor, President of the Benidorm, Costa Blanca and Valencia Region Hotel Association Hosbec, said of the announcement: "This is great. Everything that means opening borders and trying to normalise mobility is good news. We are delighted with the announcement.

"The important thing now is that the UK puts us on green light status. We expect many British tourists will now come to Spain but green light status would encourage even more."

Despite the welcome news, the country still remains on the UK's 'amber list', which means anyone visiting must quarantine for 10 days upon their return.

The country still remains on the UK's amber list (Credit: Unsplash)
The country still remains on the UK's amber list (Credit: Unsplash)
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The government said this week that Brits should not be visiting amber or red list countries unless absolutely necessary.

In a Downing Street briefing on Wednesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "We have been absolutely crystal clear that you should not go to an amber or red list country on holiday, you should only go in exceptional circumstances."

On 17th May, travel was able to resume under a traffic light system, with a handful of countries making the green list cut.

These are: Portugal, Israel, Gibraltar, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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It's not yet clear whether it will be added onto the green list this year (Credit: Unsplash)
It's not yet clear whether it will be added onto the green list this year (Credit: Unsplash)

A review to the list is expected to take place every three weeks from early June, the first of which is believed to be between 1st and 4th of the month.

It's not currently known whether popular holiday destinations such as Greece, Spain, France or Italy will make it to the green list this summer.

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Topics: Life News, News, travel

Lucy Devine
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