Two major airlines have spoken out about travel changes for Spain which were announced today.
From February 14, the country announced that children aged 12-17 can now travel to Spain without a vaccination certificate if they have a negative PCR test performed 72 hours prior before arrival.
Spanish hotels and travel companies complained about the rules which meant that children aged 12 and over would have to quarantine for 10 days.
The change has been welcomed by airlines who said that families have been looking at alternative holidays instead of Spain.
Both Jet2 and TUI have spoken out about the Spain changes.
A TUI spokesperson said: “Today’s news about the relaxing of rules for children entering Spain is another positive step towards the full resumption of travel.
“Spain has always been one of the most sought after family hotspots, so we hope that these changes , along with the relaxation of testing coming back into the UK, more families will now feel reassured of a holiday in their favorite destination this summer.”
A Jet2 spokesperson also added: “This is very welcome news for families who want nothing more than to holiday in their favorite Spanish destinations.
“We are pleased to see the Spanish Government taking positive action to welcome more arrivals from the UK and we know that this will lead to an increase in bookings.
“As the UK’s leading tour operator to the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands, with a huge program also on sale to Mainland Spain, we are already seeing strong demand and this will boost that even further.
“The removal of the requirement for 12-17 year olds to be double-vaccinated tells families that traveling to Spain is returning to normal, and after two years of missing out we know how much everyone wants to experience that famous Spanish sunshine again.
“Our teams and colleagues are excited about welcoming millions of happy holidaymakers to their favorite Spanish destinations this year, and we look forward to more positive updates from the Spanish Government.”
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