Spain will allow British travellers to enter the country without a negative PCR test from May 24.
Spanish authorities published the rule change in the government gazette Friday. Restrictions on travel from Japan were also lifted. They will not need a PCR test.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said:
We are hugely thrilled at the prospect of our tourism industry recovering, of the streets of our towns and cities filling up once morePedro Sanchez, Spanish prime minister
In 2019, Britain sent 18 million people to Spain, the most of any country.
But Britons returning from Spain would have to quarantine for 10 days and take two PCR tests on returning, due to the government’s ‘amber list’ travel restrictions.
The EU is expected to announce shortly an expanded “white list” of countries whose citizens can enter the EU freely.
Spain will also let people from non-EU countries who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 enter the country from June 7. The new rule will apply to vaccinated travellers regardless of their country of origin and most notably from the United States.