The Spanish government have opened up their borders today allowing British holidaymakers to fly there without the need to take a Covid test.
The Daily Mirror reported through their analysis that around 16,000 Brits will head to Spain this week totalling around 112,000 over the next seven days.
The government have given official warnings to Brits that they are not allowed to travel to an amber list country unless it is for essential reasons.
Business Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan told Sky News today, that amber means “please don’t go unless there is an urgent family reason and so on.”
She added, “We are still trying to slowly move through our road map to being able to open up on June 21 and we want to do that in a steady and careful way.
“At the moment, today, that means amber countries really aren’t safe to go to.”
Last week Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said, “Spain will be delighted, very delighted to welcome all British tourists.
“They are welcome to our country without restrictions and without health requirements.”
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said, “New information on changes to entry requirements for Spain if you are travelling from the UK from May 24 onwards.
“No changes have been made to the level of our travel advice for any regions of Spain.
“We continue to advise against all but essential travel to Spain, including the Balearic Islands, but excluding the Canary Islands.”
The travel advice continued, “From 00:00 on 24 May, current entry restrictions and testing requirements for arrivals from the UK to Spain will no longer apply.
“However, travellers from the UK should be prepared to present evidence of a negative test if they have travelled to a country on Spain’s list of ‘risk countries’ in the 14 days prior to travel.”
The FCDO added, “Quarantine and testing on return to the UK continues to apply.”
Holidaymakers who want to take a risk on their health by heading to Spain have been warned that if you get sick in the country “you’ll get stuck there, you won’t be able to get back home.”
A Tory MP warned on Friday that Brits who travel to an amber list country for a “jolly” when they are not allowed “are going to be fined” when they return back to the UK.
Conservative MP, Dehenna Davison told BBC Radio 5, “There are definitely checks going on and people who are found to be lying or people who are travelling just for a jolly when they shouldn’t be are going to be fined.
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