Thousands of Brits are set to fly to Spain in the week with many flights departing from Heathrow and Gatwick, despite the united kingdom Government warning against holidays to amber list countries.
Spain is currently on the amber list under the Department of Transport’s traffic signal system, meaning travellers will need to quarantine for 10 days and take two Covid tests upon returning to the united kingdom .
Spain opened its borders to sun-starved holiday makers on May 17, following Portugal, Greece and Iceland in allowing anyone who is fully vaccinated or has proof of a recent negative coronavirus test to enter the country.
As Britons flock to the sunny European holiday destination, flights from the united kingdom to Spain are expected to double to around per day in the week , meaning quite 100,000 tourists might be jetting off over subsequent few days.
British Airways, Qatar Airways and Iberia have direct flights from Heathrow to Ibiza today (Monday, May 24), while BA, American Airlines and Iberia are running flights from Heathrow to Barcelona.
Other flights from Heathrow are thanks to land at Palma, Malaga and Madrid throughout today.
Meanwhile, Gatwick has planes getting to Ibiza, Malaga, Majorca and Lanzarote with easyJet and to Barcelona and Valencia with Vueling.
The Prime Minister recently warned Britons that amber list countries like Spain shouldn’t be used for the needs of holidays, while the ministry website said today: “We still advise against about essential visit Spain, including the Balearic Islands , but excluding the Canary Islands .”
It is hoped that Spain are going to be added to the Government’s travel ‘green’ list early next month, which might mean travellers wouldn’t need to self-isolate when returning to the united kingdom .
Currently, Portugal is that the only major tourist destination on Britain’s green list since international travel restarted on May 17.
Here are the flights departing from Heathrow and Gatwick today