When Is Spain Likely To Be On The Green List?
- Víctormanuel Paz
When will the lists be reviewed? – Transport Secretary Grant Schapps said the lists will be updated regularly. It is expected there will be three weeks between reviews. The first review is reportedly set for the first week of June, with changes coming into force a week later.
Could Spain be added to the Green List?
A tourism chief has claimed Spain could be added to the green list on the next UK government review. Asked about the UK’s stance on amber list countries, Fernando Valdes, Spain’s tourism minister, told Sky News he was “not judging how countries are taking care of the health situation”.
But he suggested Spain could be added to the green list during the next Government review. The Government is due to review its traffic light system for foreign travel on June 7. He said: “What I can say is that right now Spain is doing a great effort not only in terms of vaccination, we have at least one third of our whole population with at least one dose.
” He added: “But also, we do have some holiday destinations which are very loved by British tourists such as the Balearic islands, Costa Blanca or Malaga, with our notification rates which are pretty low and by the same notification range of the UK, so I have to suspect that on the next review that the UK Government can provide.
- Spain is going to change on its notification;
- ” Paul Charles, chief executive of travel consultancy The PC Agency, told the PA news agency: “There are many people who can safely and responsibly travel to an amber country to see family they haven’t seen for over a year, or to do business, or visit a second property they may have;
“It’s vital consumers are aware that they will have to pay for tests and self-isolate on their return to the UK but it is safe to travel out to an amber country and not illegal in any way whatsoever. “The travel sector is fighting to recover and needs to see more countries added to the Government green list.
” On Twitter, Mr Charles pointed to data from analysts Cirium suggesting that airlines had scheduled many more flights from England in the last five days. The three most popular destinations are Spain (284 flights, 56,000 seats), Greece (150 flights, 29,000 seats) and the US (128 flights, 34,000 seats).
But he added: “The planes are far from full though.