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Spain to allow British holidaymakers from 30 March

by LLB political Reporter
23rd Mar 21 3:45 pm

Since December Brits have not been allowed to travel to Spain, but the country is set to lift restrictions for travellers from 30 March.

A Spanish government spokeswoman, Maria Jesus Montero said that British holidaymakers will be allowed back as the UK vaccination programme is doing so well.

However, from Monday Brits will not legally be allowed to leave the UK and will be fined £5,000 unless they have a reasonable excuse to travel abroad.

The current travel restrictions in place across England will be reviewed no later than 12 April and it is hoped travel overseas will be permitted from 17 May.

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock has warned people not to get their hopes up about going abroad this summer or even to book holidays in the continent.

Hancock told Sky News, “We are seeing this third wave rising in some parts of Europe and we’re also seeing new variants and it is very important that we protect the progress that we’ve been able to make here in the UK.”

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has warned on Monday that the UK will soon “feel the effects” of Europe’s third wave as it sweeps across the bloc.

Europe is seeing a huge surge in coronavirus cases and the continent is going back into lockdown and Johnson warned that the UK should be “under no illusions” that infections will “wash up on our shores.”

Tory frontbencher Lord Bethell has accused France and Germany of rejecting vaccinations and has raised the question of banning all travel to Europe.

Lord Bethell said, “We are watching with enormous sadness the sight of our European neighbours rejecting the vaccine policy.

“They are not embracing the opportunity that a vaccine provides for driving down infection rates and protecting their populations.

“I don’t know how that will play out and it’s certainly above my pay grade to speculate. But we are all aware that the possibility lies that we will have to red list all of our European neighbours.

“But that would be done with huge regret, because we are a trading nation, we do work in partnership with countries.

“We depend on other countries for essential supplies, not only medicines, but food and others. Although we could put in place a haulier programme that protected our trade routes, it would be an enormous diplomatic blow and one that we would do with huge regret.”

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