Spain announces it will introduce Covid vaccine passport for UK visitors

The Spanish tourism bosses are confident that the sun-drenched country will welcome British tourists again in a few weeks.

Officials have claimed that a Covid passport will be ready for travelers by May 19. Local media reported that the Madrid government claimed plans for a vaccine certificate were well advanced.

Spain is one of the most popular destinations from Birmingham Airport. Many airlines operate between the hub and a variety of Spanish mainland and island resorts.

Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto told a television interview that the first digital passports could be introduced by May 19th. They are developed in collaboration with the European Union and show whether travelers have received the vaccine or whether they have registered a negative test.

Ministers are confident that it will be ready for the start of the summer vacation season. Discussions are ongoing on the prospect of establishing safe travel corridors between the UK, Spain and Greece.

British tourists may be allowed to resume their international travel until May 17th, depending on the recommendations of the UK Government Global Travel Taskforce.

Germany plans to lift travel restrictions on the Spanish Balearic Islands this Friday March 12th. However, most airlines will wait until the end of the month before resuming their flights to the islands, including Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza.

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Airlines operating on the German market will start their flight plans with Mallorca on March 26th due to minor infections in the Balearic Islands.

Tui In Germany, summer operations with the island will begin on March 27th. This is when the hotel chains in the main tourist areas open for the season.

Spain has extended travel restrictions from the UK until 6pm on March 30th. The country’s government on Tuesday agreed to maintain measures on air and sea arrivals from the UK.

A government spokesman said the move to extend the restrictions for an additional two weeks should curb the spread of new varieties.

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