By Ron Howells • 28 June 2021 • 12:16
Spain To Only Allow In Brits Who Are Fully Vaccinated Or Pass Negative ‘Gold Standard’ PCR Test.
Spain has announced in the last few moments (12.03, Monday, June 28) that it will only let in British holidaymakers who are fully vaccinated or can present proof of a negative ‘Gold Standard’ PCR test.
The shock move comes just days after the UK government announced it was putting the Balearic Islands on the green list – and literally, just hours after Portugal said it would only let in fully-vaccinated Brit tourists from today.
Spanish President Pedro Sanchez made the announcement, saying the UK’s Covid figures were “worrying” because the accumulated 14-day rate was “well above 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.”
Spain opened up to British tourists at the end of May, this is despite France and Germany unveiling tougher rules with Germany today seeking to ban Brits altogether due to concern over the rapid spread of the Delta variant.
At the time Spanish Mr Sanchez extended his own personal invite to holidaymakers from the UK by announcing in English they could return with no Covid tests or vaccine requirements.
The news comes as a savage blow to Spain’s beleaguered tourist industry that was just witnessing the green shoots of recovery.
Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and his newly appointed health secretary, Sajid Javid have yet to respond to the announcement. Javid made his first speech in the Commons as Health Secretary today, Monday, June 28, announcing a further delay in the UK’s lockdown.
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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.
Vaccinated people can also have the virus
Vaccinated people can also pass the virus on
vaccinated people also get sick
Studies show that vaccinated people are much more at risk from a new infection because their immune system is out of control due to the vaccination
Good luck to everyone vaccinated, they will need it
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