This period can be halved if they provide an additional negative test on day five.
But this extra cost has put many travellers off, leaving them choosing staycations or green list countries – which have no requirement to self-isolate and only one-post arrival Covid test.
Mr Sampson told Express.co.uk: “The UK and Spanish governments could not have messed this up any more if they had to create a disaster as a mission.
“The consensus seems to be that 2022 is going to be good but 2021 is a problem.”
In 2019 Spain received 83.5 million tourists, accounting for around 12 percent of its GDP.
In an effort to avert the economic crisis that losing a second holiday season would cause, the government is doing everything it can to lure them back.
From Friday Spain is aiming to welcome British tourists back without the need for a negative Covid test.
Pedro Sanchez’s government has launched a £6.8million fund to lure UK holidaymakers back.
Ms Reyes Maroto said: “If all goes well, from May 20 – although there’s always a bit of the unknown over the evolution of the pandemic in the countries we’re focusing on with the campaign, though the numbers from the UK look good on both vaccination and accumulated incidence – Britons will be able to come to Spain.
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