UK travellers do not need a negative Covid test to enter Spain
In a shock transfer, the Spanish authorities has confirmed that it’s to raise restrictions for UK and Japanese travellers.
From 24 May guests will not need to present a negative test and can not need to quarantine.
Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s prime minister, stated:
“From May 24 Spain will be more than delighted to receive British tourists back into our country without health controls.”
“We’re not at the stage of saying to people, go to those places on holiday, in fact, please don’t.”
This flies within the face of the UK authorities’s stance that urges holidaymakers not to journey to any nation on the amber listing. And Spain is one in all them.
Those that do could have to present a negative Covid test on their return into the UK. This could have to be taken throughout the earlier 72 hours and adopted by quarantine for 10 days throughout which era a additional two PCR assessments are required. At over £100 per test, a household may find yourself forking out a number of hundred kilos further for a vacation.
UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says:
“It’s expensive. We’re not at the stage of saying to people, go to those places on holiday, in fact, please don’t.”
Mr Sanchez additionally stated that vaccinated travellers from non-European international locations together with the US will likely be welcome from June.
The recommendation from the Foreign Office is at present warning in opposition to journey to wherever in Spain besides the Canary Islands.
Spain’s daring transfer illustrates how necessary tourism from the UK is for the Spanish economic system. In pre-Pandemic occasions, the tourism Euro was price a hefty 68.9 billion euros and on the time figures predicted to rise.
Unable to take the return of the British Euro without any consideration Spain is working arduous to discover a place on the coveted inexperienced listing and searching for methods to ease journey necessities. New circumstances of coronavirus in Spain have fallen to their lowest ranges since August 2020, with the Balearic and Canary Islands having achieved the bottom fee.
It could be that different international locations who’re additionally discovering a black gap of their revenue, could effectively observe swimsuit in a bid to get a market share of the tourism spoils.
UK can be added to the listing of nations which are exempt from the “essential travel only” rule at present in drive for non-EU nations.
The UK will be part of Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Singapore, Thailand and different “low-risk” international locations on the listing.