Spain is to abolish all restrictions on non-essential travel to all Britons wishing to enter the country from Monday 24 May.
Travellers from the United Kingdom will be in future permitted to enjoy holidays in Spain after the latter’s authorities confirmed that they will officially lift the imposed restrictions for UK’s citizens from Monday when a government decree takes effect.
Spain’s government has emphasised that Britons will be permitted to enter its territory without being subject to restrictions on non-essential travel to the European Union country. In addition, they will not need to show a negative result of the COVID-19 PCR test upon their arrival.
However, authorities in the United Kingdom continue to advise UK citizens not to travel for unnecessary reasons, both to Spain and to most other European Union countries, due to an upsurge in the number of Coronavirus infections, especially the B.1.617.2 variant of the disease, which at present is affecting many countries.
The UK’s government clarified that Britons who decide to visit Spain from Monday would still be obliged to follow the mandatory quarantine rules when they return to the UK.
Earlier this month, Spain’s Tourism Minister, Maria Reyes Maroto, said that the country is planning to open up for the UK citizens in order to help the country’s tourism sector recover from the devastating situation activated by COVID-19.
Currently, Spain is not included in the UK’s safe countries’ list that includes countries with low rates of COVID-19 infection; however, the Minister believes that Spain will get the green light status soon, and Britons will no longer be obliged to follow the ten-day compulsory quarantine requirement when returning to their own country.