Spain On Green List?
- Víctormanuel Paz
Spain has been axed from the UK’s version of the green list over concerns related to coronavirus. Holidaymakers were able to travel from Spain back to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland without the need for a 14-day quarantine until the country was removed from the list. Officials from all four countries made the decision to remove Spain over fears that the country is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19. Spain has been axed from the UK’s version of the green list in Ireland over concerns related to coronavirus. Pic: Getty Images The Canary Islands and Balearic Islands are also included in the new rules, which means that 14-day quarantine will be needed for people travelling back to the UK from those destinations. A government spokesperson said: ‘The Joint Biosecurity Centre together with Public Health England have updated their coronavirus assessments of Spain based on the latest data.
‘As a result, Spain has been removed from the lists of countries from which passengers arriving in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are exempted from the need to self-isolate. ‘ Over 28,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Spain since the outbreak of the virus and in the last two days the country reported over 900 new cases.
With Northern Ireland included in the advice, it now falls in line with green list requirements set out in the Republic in relation to Spain. Although a popular destination for Irish holidaymakers, Spain was never included in the Republic’s green list over the prevalence of the virus there. Holidaymakers were able to travel from Spain back to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland without the need for a 14 day quarantine until Spain was removed from the list. Pic: Getty Images The countries included on the Irish list are Malta, Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greece, Greenland, Gibraltar, Monaco and San Marino. Those countries are subject to change based on the course of the virus in each.
Is Spain on the UK’s Green List?
Can I go on holiday to Spain? – Mainland Spain remains off the UK’s green list, and is still on the amber list. This means Brits will need the following when returning to the UK:
- A negative test taken pre-arrival
- A mandatory ten-day quarantine at home
- Two Covid tests, taken on day two and day eight
However, double vaxxed Brits can skip the quarantine but will still need to have negative Covid tests pre-arrival and on day two, with the new rules in place from July 19. In a major boost for holidays the Balearic islands were added to the green list , meaning sun-starved Brits can jet off to Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca. Popular holiday destinations such as Magaluf, have already started getting ready to welcome back Brits as flight prices to the sunny destinations tripled after the announcement. 3 Brits have still headed to Spain despite it being left off the green list Credit: Alamy 3 Only green countries don’t require a quarantine.
Is Spain still on the Amber List?
Spain’s Covid-19 cases have been declining steeply, meaning it should certainly avoid being added to the red list at this week’s travel review. It looks likely to remain on the amber list , rather than being added to the green list. This means fully vaccinated people do not have to quarantine after returning from Spain to the UK under the current traffic light rules.