Foreign Office updates travel advice to Spain for UK holidaymakers

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Foreign Office updates travel advice to Spain for UK holidaymakers

The Federal Foreign Office (FCO) has published a travel update for Spain.

The Spanish state of emergency (also known as “Estado de Alarma”) will be lifted tomorrow, Sunday 21 June – three months after it was first declared.

And before that, the FCO changed its recommendations on entry requirements to Spain. The mirror reports.

The Council now says: “The state of emergency declared on March 14th (” Estado de Alarma “) ends on June 21st.

“From that date, Spain will reopen its borders to countries of the European Union and the Schengen area (with the exception of Portugal, where the restrictions apply until July 1st) and travelers from Great Britain.

“This means that British nationals no longer have to present a residence permit to enter Spain.

“The Spanish government has stated that British travelers may still need to be quarantined upon arrival in Spain, but this decision has not yet been made.

“Restrictions on travelers outside the European Union and the Schengen Free Zone will be lifted as of July 1st if the countries from which they depart have agreements with Spain.”

“Restrictions on travelers outside the European Union and the Schengen Free Zone will be lifted as of July 1st if the countries from which they depart have agreements with Spain.”

The change in official advice follows 24 hours of confusion earlier this week over whether the British would be admitted.

It was initially assumed that only members of the Schengen zone were allowed to enter Spain.

The State Department later clarified that EU member states would also be involved and that Britain would still be part of this group during the transition period.

However, the UK government’s decision to introduce quarantine measures for most travelers has been controversial.

Officials warned that similar measures could only be imposed on the British as retaliatory measures in Spain.

In a BBC interview, Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said: “We will examine what Britain will do and we will have a dialogue with Britain to see whether we should introduce reciprocity or not as they have other measures than the rest of the European Union. “

The Federal Foreign Office is currently warning of all but essential trips abroad.

And travelers arriving in the UK are isolated for 14 days under the mandatory quarantine rules – with fines for anyone who breaks the rules.

But Boris Johnson said the government is considering the idea of ​​”airlifts”.

On June 16, the Prime Minister said: “The reason for the quarantine system is very simple: we don’t want to reintroduce the disease until we really have it under control in this country.”

“But we are definitely looking for airlifts and ways to ensure that people can go on vacation safely at some point.”

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