By Ron Howells •
Published: 28 May 2021 • 7:37
Spain Welcomes Brits As Other EU Countries Ban UK Travel Due To Indian Variant. image: Pixabay
Spain Welcomes Brits As Other EU Countries Ban UK Travel Due To Indian Variant.
SPAIN has defended its decision to welcome back British tourists despite France and Germany announcing tougher rules as both their countries are still experiencing high Covid rates.
Spanish President Pedro Sanchez allowed UK holidaymakers to return for the first time this year on Monday, May 24, with no Covid test or vaccine requirements.
Spain Welcomes Back Brits
However, Spain’s Health Minister Carolina Darias defended the decision to put the UK on Spain’s safe list. Ms Darias said: “We will keep tabs on the situation, but the conditions to open up to tourism are there. That’s especially true for British tourism, with the UK being one of the countries with the most influence in our tourism market which is a fundamental part of our economy.”
In a move that surprised many, it came after Germany said it was barring BUK citizens from entering, with public health chiefs designating the UK as a ‘virus variant area of concern.’
Austria has also announced a ban on direct flights from the UK, and only Austrian citizens and residents will be allowed into the country from the United Kingdom from June 1. France subsequently followed suit by saying Brits heading to the country would have to quarantine for seven days and provide a negative coronavirus test to prevent the spread of the Indian variant.
Portugal, the first major European holiday destination to be put on the UK’s green travel list, is demanding British tourists show proof of a negative Covid test.
The number of UK holidaymakers jetting to Spain has up to now been low because of the country’s amber status, so sun worshippers need to quarantine when they return home.
The Euro Weekly News is running a campaign to help reunite Brits in Spain with their family and friends by capping the costs of PCR tests for travel. Please help us urge the government to cap costs at https://euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/16/ewn-champions-the-rights-of-brits-in-spain-to-see-loved-ones-again/
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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