Press correspondent Emma Birchley is at Gatwick Airport to speak to passengers on their way to Spain – which is again welcoming tourists from today against the advice of the UK government.
She spoke to Kim Richards who is traveling to Ibiza with two friends, a year after when the vacation should have taken place.
But they couldn’t take advantage of Spain’s decision to no longer require British travelers to take a PCR test before arriving.
“It was too late for us. We already had it that morning when we heard the news, ”she said. It was not an easy decision to determine whether to go to an Amber List country, she explained.
“We’ve been talking about this for about two months. “
Cole Shorrock and Tyler Earlam, both 21, found themselves in the same predicament.
They left for Ibiza hoping to find work as representatives and passed their tests on Friday.
“It was about an hour later that we found out we didn’t need the test. I was obviously gutted because I couldn’t get my money back, but better safe than sorry, ”Cole said.
Tyler was also annoyed. ” All the money we spent, we could have saved that to go on vacation, ”he said.
They hope Spain will be on the green list by the time they return home.
Photos: Tyler (L) and Cole and Kim