Some holidaymakers are panicking as unvaccinated UK travelers will have to self-quarantine for 10 days after returning home.
Desperate Britons have now traveled to several airports like Ibiza, Malorca and Mallorca before they were all greenlisted
Palma de Mallorca Airport was seen appearing crowded today as the British rushed for a return flight.
It comes after passengers were seen lining up at a Covid testing clinic in San Antonio on Friday to get PCR checks.
The Sun reports that the government angered travelers and was accused of “double standard” on international travel after the U-turn.
Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca will be added to the amber travel list due to an increase in coronavirus cases, a fortnight after they went green.
Infections on the islands have skyrocketed and double-hit vacationers returning after the change will not have to self-isolate.
But they still have to take a test before they return to U and also on the second day after returning home.
Children will also be exempt from isolation, but those without a vaccination passport will have to spend ten days at home and pass three PCR tests.
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Brits can still travel to the islands by showing their NHS application or proving they tested negative 72 hours before travel.
This means that the Costas of Spain and the campsites of France will remain off-limits to the unvaccinated as they remain in amber.
Malta and Madeira, however, remain on the green or green watch list.
British holidaymakers must book refundable trips as destinations risk being suddenly taken off the green list, Mr Shapps warned earlier this week.
But Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, told the paper that Covid infection rates were on the rise in the UK, but remained lower in much of Europe.
He said: “So we can’t understand why the government is going to allow people to go to a nightclub – without masks or social distancing – and yet is not comfortable with people going to the beaches. Europe, where infection rates are lower than in the UK, ”
“Again, we see this double standard where travel is treated differently from the national economy. “