Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto has given a clear sign that Spain could soon be welcoming British holiday makers, after saying she believed that Spain would be placed on the UK’s green list in the coming weeks, and suggesting that border restrictions for holiday makers from the UK could be lifted as soon as next week.
Whilst visiting Alicante on the Costa Blanca, the minister said that she was hopeful that rules surrounding non-essential travel from certain countries outside of the EU would be relaxed in the coming weeks, with an announcement possibly due around the 20th May.
In a press conference yesterday, she went on to say that whilst the UK incidence rate remains low, the government are reviewing the requirement to enter the country having taken a PCR test.
Discussions between governments in Madrid and London are said to be ongoing. Currently non-essential arrivals into Spain from the UK is banned, whist visitors returning to the UK from Spain have to self isolate for 10 days after their return.