Brits can travel to Spain without UK quarantine from July 10th
British holidaymakers may now return to Spain for a holiday or to their second home without having to go into quarantine for 14 days when they return to the UK.
The UK government is lifting the restriction with effect
from July 10th following the announcement of the countries Brits can go to,
with Spain being on the list as expected.
The Spanish government had lifted its own quarantine rule on
June 21st but holiday resorts were only expecting the Brits back in any sort of
numbers one the UK matched the decision.
All Brits travelling to Spain will need to apply for a QR
code and fill in their passenger health information form before they travel so
it can be scanned at their destination airport. See www.spth.gob.es
In August, the forms will only be accepted in an electronic
format but for July, as an interim period, forms can be accepted at arrivals in
But medical experts, unions and passengers say this is
already causing chaos in the first few days since international borders were
opened to Spain and will only get worse as floods of Brits arrive.
At the moment, Spanish airports are only dealing with a
fraction of the flights but these will mutiply by hundreds once Brits start to
fly again in the usual numbers,
The Spanish airport authority, AENA has already blamed long
queues at Palma airport in Mallorca on muddled-up forms. They say holidaymakers
have been arriving with them uncompleted, fill out incorrectly or not in
possession of a form or QR code at all. These they have to be checked or
rectified, causing long waits in arrivals.