Brits can holiday in Spain after government ditches Covid travel warning

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The Foreign Office has dropped its travel warning for 23 countries, including France, Spain and Greece.

The Government no longer advises against all but essential travel to these destinations – making it a lot easier for Brits to get insurance.

However, tourists will still need to check entry rules and coronavirus restrictions if they want to visit.

The Foreign Office posted on its website: "While the nationwide State of Emergency declared by the Spanish government on 25 October 2020 ended on 9 May 2021, some restrictions and curfews remain in force and may vary between regions."

Spain is still on the Government's amber list, meaning travellers will have to quarantine for 10 days after returning to England.

Fully-vaccinated Brits will no longer need to isolate from July 19, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced in the House of Commons.

However, they will still need to pay for Covid tests before and after their return.

Shapps said a full vaccination means "14 days have passed since your final dose of the vaccine".

EasyJet said holiday bookings to amber countries surged 440% after the government announcement compared to the previous week.

"We have been delighted with the customer response to the removal of Amber list quarantine for the fully vaccinated, so Europe has now turned Green for the double jabbed," easyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren said in a statement.

"This means that millions will finally be able to reunite with family and loved ones abroad or take that long-awaited trip this summer."

The rule change only applies to amber list countries. For countries on the UK's high-risk red list, fully-vaccinated Britons will still be required to self-isolate in a hotel.

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Children under the age of 18 won't have to self-isolate, but will also need to take tests.

Airlines and holiday companies like TUI and Jet2 have repeatedly called for an end to quarantine.

However, it will remain in place for non-Britons for now, Shapps confirmed.

Full list of countries where travel warnings have been removed

  • Azerbaijan
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • Curacao
  • El Salvador
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • The Greek Islands
  • Guadeloupe
  • Jamaica
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Luxembourg
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Siberia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • The US
  • Spain
  • Coronavirus

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