The United Kingdom asks its citizens not to go to Spain: from today they can come without PCR or restrictions

The UK Government reminds you that you cannot take leisure or holiday trips to destinations on the amber list, including Spain, France or Italy.

New setback for Spain. The UK Secretary of State for Enterprise, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, on Monday urged the British to do not travel to Spain, Except in an emergency, after the Spanish Government has eliminated entry restrictions for visitors to this country, which they will not need a PCR.

Speaking to Sky News, Trevelyan recalled that the prime minister, Boris johnson, “it has been clear” that you cannot take leisure trips or vacations to destinations included in the amber list of the British Government, including Spain, France or Italy.

While countries in “green” or low risk of Covid are exempt from quarantine, travelers to places in amber must isolate 10 days and have a minimum of two tests diagnoses upon return to the UK, while destinations in red require a hotel quarantine.

“The reality is that, at the moment, the countries in amber do not fulfill the criteria established by our scientists to happen to be green”, affirmed the policy, that showed his confidence that this could change “in due course”.

“The recommendation remains: do not go unless it is essential, and remember that, if you go, you will have to quarantine for 10 days and that will be supervised, “he said.

Soon on the green list?

For his part, the Secretary of State for Tourism of the Spanish Government, Fernando Valdés, He also told Sky News that he is confident that, thanks to the advance in vaccination and the low incidence of the virus in part of its territory, Spain can be added to green list at the next London review in early June.

Valdés stressed that tourist destinations “much loved” by British vacationers, such as “the Balearic Islands, the Costa Blanca or Malaga”, have levels of contagion similar to those of the United Kingdom.

The Spanish Government allows entry from Monday without sanitary restrictions of travelers from countries considered safe outside the European Union, including the United Kingdom, and as of June 7, anyone who has been vaccinated and their family will be able to enter.

UK citizens are the foreigners who visit Spain the most: in 2019 -before the pandemic-, of 83.7 million tourists who visited the country, 18.1 were British, who went mainly to the Balearic Islands (Mediterranean), Canary Islands (Atlantic), Valencia (east) and the Costa del Sol, in Andalusia (south).