Spain holidays have been eagerly welcomed back by British tourists. Many people were quick to flock back Spanish shores when travel restrictions were eased. However, now there is a concern that the hordes of holidaymakers have led to a spike in coronavirus cases.
It’s possible the country – or parts of it – will be struck off England’s “safe” destination list, reported The Sun.
This would see Britons being forced to quarantine on their return home – something which so far they have avoided since restrictions were lifted.
The 25 quarantine-free links to other countries are set to be reviewed next week and a decision made.
A new “rolling system” will replace the three-week reviews.
A Whitehall source told The Sun: “Instead of big reviews every three weeks, we will look for a system where countries come on and off as and when we see spikes or drops in cases.”
The current Foreign Office advice for Spain is as follows: “Travel is subject to entry restrictions
“On arrival, travellers entering Spain from the UK will not be required to self-isolate.
“However, they will be subject to the following three requirements:
– Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19 48 hours prior to travel
– Temperature check
– Undergo a visual health assessment.”
The government explains: “From 4 July, Madeira and the Azores are exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel.
“This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
“However, the requirement to self-isolate on return to the UK from Portugal, including Madeira and the Azores, remains in place.”