Can I travel to Spain? UK Orange List Rules and Quarantine Restrictions
BRITS who have been fully vaccinated can now travel to Orange List destinations without having to quarantine on their return.
With most of Europe on the Orange List, here’s what you need to know about Spain vacations.
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Can I go on vacation to Spain?
Mainland Spain is still not on the UK’s green list and is still on the orange list.
This means that the British will need the following when they return to the UK:
- A negative test carried out before arrival
- A mandatory ten-day quarantine at home
- Two Covid tests, carried out on the second day and the eighth day
However, Britons on double vaxx can skip quarantine but will still need to have negative Covid tests before arrival and on day two, with the new rules in place from July 19.
In a major boost for the holidays, the Balearic Islands have been added to the Green List, meaning sun-hungry Britons can fly to Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca.
Popular holiday destinations such as Magaluf have already started preparing to welcome Britons again, as prices for flights to sunny destinations tripled after the announcement.
What are the travel restrictions for Spain?
Spain introduced new rules last week that require all Britons to be fully vaccinated or test negative to enter the country.
Spain was originally one of the few destinations to welcome UK travelers without restrictions, but introduced them after the increase in Covid cases in recent weeks.
The country is also reintroducing restrictions after the increase in cases, particularly in the Balearic Islands.
Catalonia, which includes Barcelona, is closing nightclubs again as experts advise introducing mandatory entry tests or mandatory masks.
Other regions have also suspended their full reopening to slow the new rate of cases.
More than 500 people have tested positive for Covid in just two days in the Balearic Islands, putting the holidays at risk.
Here is the full list of countries on the Green List, Amber List, and Red List at this time.
Popular holiday hot spots such as Malta and Madeira have also been added to the green list.
We also explained the latest travel rules for the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.