Holidays in Spain are definitely worth it despite being on the Orange List | Travel News | Travel
The government has announced that Spain will remain on the Amber List at least until the next traffic system review takes place at the end of the month. This means that British travelers who decide to visit the country must be quarantined for 10 days upon their return. One of them was a Briton who traveled to Marbella last week on a business trip.
But is it possible to vacation in Spain when it is the country of the Amber List?
“Absolutely,” he said.
“I’ve been there five or six times and there has been minimal disruption to be able to do things that you would normally do,” he explained.
He said the real problem is leaving or coming back to the UK: “It’s more difficult on the UK side than on the Spanish side.
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“Leaving the UK is difficult if you haven’t booked a return ticket like I didn’t when I was traveling for work. However, if you’ve booked a return ticket, it’s easy.
“You need all your documents ready for check-in and you need a negative PCR test, although the Spanish have dropped this entry requirement for people traveling from the UK.”
He explained that “there are hardly any problems and what is in the media is nothing like what is really happening in these countries”.
“I also think there is a natural tipping point that people have of being locked up for something that is actively being vaccinated against in huge numbers in the UK so what’s the point of having vaccines whether you still need to quarantine or be restricted.
“I think people are generally scared of what it is in foreign countries based on what they read or see on TV when in reality, certainly in Marbella, it’s more of a return to life. normality than here in England!
While there he was surprised to find so many Britons vacationing in Marbella.
“Lots of Brits there, as usual.
“Maybe a little quieter than in previous years, but the bars and restaurants are still full.”
He explained that going on vacation in the Mediterranean country was still worth it despite the mandatory quarantine on return.
“I’m going back in a few weeks,” he admitted.
However, it should be noted that the government has said Britons should only visit Amber Countries for “essential” reasons, such as funerals.
The FCDO said on its website: “To prevent new variants of COVID from entering the UK, you must not travel to Amber or Red List countries.”