British tourists can now enter Spain without restrictions.
As of today, vacationers from the UK do not need to present a negative test to enter Spain.
The country is expected to be placed on the UK green list at the next government review.
Spanish Tourism Minister Fernando Valdes told Sky News that he “does not judge how countries are taking care of the health situation” and believes the country should not be on the amber list.
The first flight to Spain left Stansted Airport at 6:35 a.m. on Monday morning and arrived in Alicante, which serves the popular city of Benidorm.
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The First Minister said that while there is a traffic light system of safe countries to travel to, no one should go abroad unless they really have to.
Since the state of emergency declared by the Spanish government ended on May 9, the restrictions in the autonomous regions vary slightly.
Economy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan told Sky News: “The Prime Minister was aware that for the time being, amber means ‘Please don’t go unless there is an urgent family reason and so on’ because we are still trying to slowly pushing our way through our timetable for opening on June 21st and we want to do so in a steady and careful manner.
“We sincerely hope that in due course the amber numbers will naturally get greener,” but “right now this means that amber countries are really not safe today”.
What are the rules for traveling in Amber Lands?
Earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said that people should only travel to an amber list country “under extreme circumstances such as a family member’s serious illness”.
Those returning from countries on the government’s amber list, including Spain, are required to quarantine themselves at home for 10 days and take one test before departure and two tests after arrival.
However, it is not illegal to travel to them. The government’s amber list is considered a guide.
When asked why holidays are still being sold to countries on the Amber List, Shapps told Sky News on Thursday that the government had moved from a system where things were “forbidden and illegal” to a situation where they were People were expected to “apply a little” common sense “.
Will there be a curfew?
Spain has just come out of a six-month state of emergency, in which strict curfews were imposed from 11:12 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
When they were finally lifted, large crowds took to the streets to soak in the cool night air to celebrate.
Now there are no more restrictions on when people can leave the house, except in Navarre and the Valencian Community where it may remain in effect until next month.
Do i have to wear one? Mask?
Masks must be worn outdoors in public places, both indoors and outdoors in Spain.
Only children and athletes are exempt from the mask rules. Although Spanish ministers have hinted that his leadership could soon be completely dropped.
Do I have to quarantine?
Spain officially lifted restrictions on British travelers from Monday as visitors no longer need to take a PCR Covid-19 test.
Tourists traveling to Spain must continue to quarantine themselves upon their return under UK rules with tests on or before days two and eight.
What are the rules for bars and restaurants?
The rules for eating vary significantly depending on the region.
Bars and restaurants are open inside and outside until 11 p.m. or 1 a.m. in all regions except the Balearic Islands, where you can only eat and drink outside.
In some areas like Madrid and Andalusia there are no restrictions on how many people can meet to eat and drink.
The limit is 15 in the Canary Islands, 10 in Valencia and six in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.
Brits returning to a favorite drinking hole or restaurant are advised to check if it is still there.
Coronavirus has a major impact on the tourist regions in Spain. Up to 40 percent of restaurants in Barcelona have closed their business.
Different regions have different restrictions on indoor capacity, which means some may lose in the rush to get a table in more popular locations.