Spain holidays: No exemption for British holidays from quarantine unlike Portugal

A source from the Spanish government has told Reuters there will not be a special “travel corridor” for Britons travelling to the country. The source made the claims after a UK tourism lobby group said corridors allowing unrestricted movement with a number of countries would open from June 29.

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Portugal holidays may be exempt from 14-day UK quarantine under new “air bridge” plans. 

The travel corridor would allow British visitors to Portugal to avoid having to quarantine after returning home.

Spain has no plans to do the same, the foreign ministry source said.

The source said: “Spain has called for a common (European Union-wide) approach to opening the borders.

“If this is not done, it will establish its own criteria.

“The UK is in a period of transition.

“This means that they will receive the same treatment as EU and Schengen countries for the opening (of borders to tourists), unless they stay out of it because of the epidemiological situation.”

Spain is allowing around 6,000 tourists from Germany, where the pandemic is largely under control.

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The current UK quarantine means that travellers entering the county after foreign travel will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

These measures are thought to help stem the spread of coronavirus.

However, some “safe” airports might see Britons exempted from the rules around the world if travelling on holiday.

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Rules and regulations for passenger arrivals are specific to the destination country and are determined by governments and relevant authorities.

Passengers arriving in Greece from airports on the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) list will be tested for COVID-19 and could face seven days of quarantine if their results come back negative.

The EASA did not like these UK airport as being high risk for COVID 19.

The UK airports which were not listed by EASA are:

Aberdeen

Belfast International

Bournemouth

Bristol

Cardiff

City of Derry

Durham Tees Valley

Edinburgh Airport

Exeter International

George Best Belfast City

Glasgow Prestwick

Inverness

London Southend

Newquay Cornwall

Norwich International

Southampton

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