PCR tests on return from Mallorca – .

PCR tests on return from Mallorca – .

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Arrivals from Spain and all its islands are advised to use a PCR test as a pre-departure test whenever possible, as a precaution against increased prevalence virus and variants in the country. British clinicians and scientists will keep in close contact with their Spanish counterparts to keep abreast of the latest data and photos of cases in Spain.
All changes announced today will take effect at 4 a.m. on Sunday 8 August 2021 in England.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps noted:

We are committed to opening up international travel safely, taking advantage of the gains we have made through our successful vaccination program, helping to connect families, friends and businesses around the world.

While we must continue to be careful, today’s changes are reopening a range of different vacation destinations around the world, which is good news for the industry and travelers.

Health and Social Affairs Secretary Sajid Javid said:

As we learn to live with this virus, we continue to take steps to safely reopen international travel based on the latest data and expert public health advice.

Vaccines have already prevented around 60,000 deaths and 22 million infections in England and, with more than 7 in 10 adults in the UK now double-pricked, we are building a wall of defense against disease.

In addition to moving more countries to the Green List, today’s announcement also demonstrates the need to prudence continue. Other countries have been added to the Red List to help protect the success of our vaccine deployment against the threat of new variants.

All classification changes were decided by ministers, informed by the latest data and analysis from the Joint Biosafety Center (JBC) and broader public health considerations, to help the public understand the public health risks of traveling to different destinations. All of the measures announced today are designed to provide greater certainty for travelers and the travel industry, will be kept under review and further action may be taken to protect public health.

As of February, anyone arriving in the UK from a Red List country has been required by law to book a stay in a managed quarantine facility for 10 days. In order to ensure that taxpayers do not subsidize the costs of staying at these establishments, which have increased, the cost will increase from Thursday, August 12. Alternative payment terms remain available for those who really cannot afford to pay and the prices remain the same for children up to 12 years old.

If you are traveling abroad, you should take steps to stay safe and be prepared in case things change before you leave or during your stay. Check the booking terms and conditions for flexibility and refunds, as the situation remains fluid. Many travel agencies have changed their terms to be completely flexible. Check out and subscribe to FCDO travel advice updates to understand the latest entry requirements and COVID-19 rules – and passengers are urged to check all entry requirements and FCDO travel advice before traveling. book a trip abroad.

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