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Can you fly to Spain now? Latest travel advice for British tourists

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Can you fly to Spain now? Latest travel advice for British tourists

Travel from the UK has stuttered into life recently, with Brits allowed to go on holiday abroad once more. People ditched staycations for sunnier shores, with destinations including Portugal, Australia and the West Indes. But many countries remain off-limits for the time being, including several hotspots treasured by UK tourists.

Can you fly to Spain now?

Spain, with its sun-soaked shores and proximity to the UK, is a favoured destination for tens of millions of Brits every year.

Sadly, however, mainland Spain has sat on the Government’s amber list since its inception.

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People can travel to countries on the list, but they will face resistance from UK or local rules.

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Travellers visiting countries on the amber list must quarantine when they return and take two Covid tests during their ten-day stay.

Spanish authorities will also ask people to supply proof of vaccination or a negative test on arrival.

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People may face more restrictions if they came from a “risk country”, or depending on their mode of travel, and passengers must complete a pre-travel declaration form.

The Canary Islands are also currently included on the Government’s amber list.

Ministers place countries on the watchlist when cases rise in a locality enough to warrant consideration for moving it to the “amber” list.

Cases have risen in the islands to nearly ten times what they were in June.

From mid to late June, the seven-day case rate went from 22 to 24 per day, and from June 29 to July 9, the rate increased exponentially from 62 to 205.

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The Balearics could move to the list without warning, although its new status wouldn’t settle for some time after an announcement.

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Can you fly to Spain now? Latest travel advice for British tourists
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