Spain raises hopes of summer holiday return

Spain has raised hopes that British holidaymakers will be able to return this summer.

Spanish industry trade and tourism minister Reyes Maroto suggested new EU rules could allow borders to reopen to the UK from as early as May 20.

Spain, along with most of Europe with the exception of Portugal, was placed on the UK government’s amber traffic light status for when international travel resumes from May 17, meaning quarantine is needed on return together with Covid tests.

However, Spanish officials believe an upcoming review of EU regulations will allow for more flexible travel terms for countries outside the bloc, paving the way for British travellers to return to the top overseas package holiday destination. 

The EU Council is expected to update its recommendation on travel to member states from third countries in the next few days.

The UK is expected to be included in a ‘free-to-travel’ list.

Source: Travel Weekly 

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