The Spanish Tourism Minister has said his country could create a “green corridor” for vaccinated British holidaymakers this summer.
If there is no EU agreement over vaccine passports then Fernando Valdés, the Spanish Tourism Minister has announced that there could be a “green corridor.”
The Tourism Minister is hoping they can find an agreement with the EU to allow tourism to restart, but they are keeping their options open.
Speaking to Bloomberg TV Valdés said, “Right now we have discussions with our colleagues in the UK,’ he told Bloomberg TV.
“For us the British market is our main market. But obviously since we are a member of the European Union, the solutions have first to be part of the discussions with the EU.
“And obviously if that cannot be reached, we will be thinking of other corridors like green corridors with third countries that can help us restart tourism flows.”
The British Health Secretary has also said the UK are working with “international partners” to help Brits to go on holiday this year.
Matt Hancock said during a Downing Street briefing, “The EU is part of those discussions, as are several other countries around the world, and it’s obviously important work,
“In a sense, this already exists because you need to have a test before you can travel to the UK and, as far as I understand it from the details set out today, the EU proposal is that certification includes both whether you’ve had the vaccine and also whether you’ve recently had a test for those who can’t get vaccinated yet.
“Therefore it’s something that we’re working with them and others on and it matters that we get the details of this right for international travel.”