SPain could replace France on the orange-plus list next week amid growing concerns over variants in the country.
Government sources are said to be increasingly convinced that France will be removed from the list after its addition a little over a week ago.
The news coincides with the country’s crossing of the 40 million vaccine mark on Monday. But cases of the Delta variant continue to skyrocket – France recorded nearly 23,000 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, twice as many as the week before.
Despite this, sources told the Daily Mail that the popular holiday destination Spain could be downgraded.
“The situation in Spain is starting to look a lot like the preparation for the decision on France.
“The Department of Health is getting very nervous about the number of beta cases in some parts of the country. We’re not talking about the main tourist spots, but that might not make a difference – that wasn’t the case with France, ”they said.
Another source told the newspaper that France “is going to happen” and that “it should never have been left out in the first place”.
Nighttime curfews have been reintroduced in more than 30 cities in the Mediterranean region of Valencia, including the city of Valencia and Benicassim in an attempt to fight the tide.
News of a possible move could frustrate thousands of British holidaymakers who were determined to travel to the country during the summer holidays.
If the country is on the orange-plus list, that means UK travelers will have to self-quarantine for 10 days upon their return to the UK.