When Will Spain Go On The Amber Plus List?
- Víctormanuel Paz
Jul 25, 2021 Spain WILL Go ‘Amber Plus’ This Week Throwing the Costa del Sol & Costa Blanca Into Chaos The UK government will place Spain on the Amber plus list next week.
Could Spain replace France on Amber PLUS list next week?
- 9:21, 28 Jul 2021
- Updated : 11:21, 28 Jul 2021
SPAIN could be replacing France on the amber plus list next week, meaning Brits will not be able to skip the 10-day quarantine even if fully vaxxed. Government sources are confident that France will be removed next week after it was added at short notice earlier this month. 2 Spain could be replacing France on the amber plus list next week Credit: Alamy The country was added due to the fears of the Beta variant, meaning France was not included in the easing of the amber list rules which lets Brits with both jabs skip the quarantine back in the UK. However, a Whitehall source told the Mail Online that the Department of Health is ‘jumpy’ about the variant being detected in some parts of Spain. They said: “The situation in Spain is beginning to feel a lot like the build-up to the decision on France.
- “The Department of Health are getting very jumpy about the number of Beta cases in parts of the country;
- “We’re not talking about the main tourist hotspots, but that might not make any difference – it didn’t with France;
” Other officials have downplayed the threat in Spain , saying the country won’t be added in the travel review, expected on August 5. A Department for Transport spokesperson said: “The travel list allocations have not changed for Spain or Greece.
Could more countries be added to the amber-PLUS list?
There are fears more countries could be added to the ‘amber-plus’ list, after the new category was created for France two weeks ago. As of Monday 19 July, UK residents arriving back from amber-list destinations can avoid self-isolating if they received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior.
Is Spain on the Amber List for self-isolation?
There are growing fears Spain could be added to the “amber-plus” list – meaning quarantine rules would return even for fully vaccinated people. Spain is currently on the amber list. As of Monday 19 July, UK residents arriving back from amber-list destinations can avoid self-isolating if they received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior.
However, on Friday evening the Government banned quarantine-free travel from France – another amber list country – amid concerns about growing numbers of cases of the Beta variant, first discovered in South Africa.
It became the first member of the newly created “amber-plus” list, which has been widely criticised by the travel industry. Spain and Greece could soon follow suit, throwing thousands of summer holiday plans into chaos.