COVID-19: Spain Welcomes Visitors From UK For Holidays – But UK Government Still Says Not To Go

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Spain Allows UK Visitors to Vacation From Monday – But UK Government Still Says Not To Go


Spain has lifted restrictions on travelers from the UK in a bid to boost its economy.

But the country is still on the UK government’s Amber List, meaning people shouldn’t go except for essential family or work reasons.

If tourists decide to go to Spain, they will need to be quarantined for 10 days and tested twice after returning to the UK.

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced the changes last week

Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez said last week: “Spain will be delighted, very happy to welcome all British tourists”.

“They are welcome in our country without restrictions and without sanitary requirements. “

He said travelers from countries such as New Zealand, South Korea and China would also be welcome on non-essential travel.

Vaccinated travelers from non-European countries, including the United States, will be welcome starting in June.

Spain’s national state of emergency, declared by the government in October last year, ended on May 9.

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Some restrictions and curfews remain in effect and the rules may vary from region to region.

Face covering remains mandatory for anyone over the age of six on all modes of public transport and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, while people are expected to socially distance within 1.5 meters.

Holidaymakers keen to visit government orange list countries such as Spain, France, Greece and Italy have been urged by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps not to “be patient”.

Those returning to England from Green List countries will need to take a COVID-19 test before departure and also a post-arrival test, but they will not need to self-isolate.

Those coming from countries on the Amber List will be required to take a pre-departure test and tests on the second and eighth day of arrival.

They will also be required to self-isolate for 10 days, unless they receive a negative result of an optional private test on the fifth day of their arrival, as part of the release testing program, and may terminate their early quarantine.

However, the British are now not allowed to enter Germany, after the country’s health authorities have designated the UK as an area of ​​concern for variants of the virus.

From today, people coming from Great Britain and Northern Ireland can only enter Germany if they are German citizens or residents.

Spouses and children under 18 of a German citizen or resident can also enter, as long as the household is traveling together.

Those with an urgent humanitarian reason such as immediate family bereavement may also enter, but anyone entering the country from the UK must be quarantined for two weeks upon arrival, even if their test is negative for the coronavirus.

Transit is permitted but passengers should not leave the airport transit area.

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