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Spain expected to be placed on ‘amber plus list within days effecting almost 6m Brits’

28th Jul 21 11:09 am

Around 5.9m Brits who are on holiday in Spain and Greece could be forced to quarantine as a Whitehall source has suggested the two countries will join France on the amber plus list.

Downing Street have confirmed that they will be reviewing the traffic light system which will be released before Saturday, but it is unclear how much time holidaymakers will be given before the changes happen.

Should the government add Spain and Greece to the amber plus list then almost six miillion British holidaymakers will have to quarantine to 10 days, even if they are double jabbed.

Brits will have to fork out extra money on PCR tests on or before day two of their arrival, and if those who are double jabbed provide a negative test on day five, can then stop quarantine.

However, by day eight everyone travelling back from Spain or Greece will still have to take a further tests.

According to The Times newspaper the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is increasingly concerned the EU are far ahead of wellcoming holidaymakers.

A Whitehall source told the Daily Mail, “The situation in Spain is beginning to feel a lot like the build-up to the decision on France.

“The Department of Health are getting very jumpy about the number of Beta cases in parts of the country. We’re not talking about the main tourist hotspots, but that might not make any difference – it didn’t with France.’

Another source said France “should never have been left out in the first place,” and added, Ministers “just panicked.”

A Labour analysis estimates that 5,857,558 holidaymakers face last minute quarantine on return to England, if the government goes ahead placing the countries on the amber plus list.

Labour’s shadow transport secretary Jim McMahon warned over the weekend, “Families who have booked holidays in good faith now risk losing out, 10-day quarantine is simply not an option for many people who are already struggling financially thanks to the pandemic.”

The government has constantly warned holidaymakers that the travel list can change at short notice.

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