Spain green list: Will the country be on the UK travel list?

SPAIN is the most popular holiday destination for Brits, with families waiting to hear if it will be put on the green list on June 7.

Here is everything you need to know about a holiday to Spain this summer.

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Can I go on holiday to Spain?

The Foreign office currently advises against all but essential travel to Spain including the Balearic Islands.

This does not include the Canary Islands which is based on the current assessment of the risks surrounding coronavirus.

When will Spain be placed on the green list?

While it is still to be confirmed, the UK government is expected to put Spain on the green list on June 7.

However, the PM and government warn Brits to not travel to Spain right now as it remains on the amber list.

Boris Johnson's spokesman said: "Our advice hasn't changed in regards to amber list countries.

"We have been clear that people shouldn't be travelling to amber list countries for the purposes of holidays."

Last week Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that people should not travel to amber countries except for essential reasons.

The country’s tourism minister Fernando Valdes said Spain was not appropriate for the amber list.

He told Sky News: "Right now Spain is doing a great effort not only in terms of vaccination, we have at least one third of our whole population with at least one dose… but also, we do have some holiday destinations which are very loved by British tourists such as the Balearic islands, Costa Blanca or Malaga, with our notification rates which are pretty low and by the same notification range of the UK.

“So I have to suspect that on the next review that the UK Government can provide… Spain is going to change on its notification.”

What are the current Spain travel rules?

Spain lifted its travel restrictions for UK travellers on Monday, with no testing requirement for arrivals.

Up to 100,000 Brits were expected to head to Spain this week, despite the country still being on the amber list.

Not only does this require a mandatory 10-day quarantine when returning to the UK, but the government has advised against holidays to destinations on the list.

Despite this, eager holidaymakers have descended with tourists already heading to UK airports after Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez announced it would allow Brits to return without proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test.

Benidorm's beaches were packed on Monday as Brits returned to Spain.

Pictures show the popular Spanish seaside resort full of tourists with the beach and cafes seeing huge crowds.

This is in stark contrast to last week, where the beaches were deserted with just a few locals back on May 19.

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