British people can travel to Spain without a subsequent self-quarantine obligation. Spain is open for British tourists. The decision is in effect, minister González Laya said. It remains unclear if the returning travellers will be quarantined at the British soil.
We are going to allow British tourists to enter Spain without a quarantine obligation, just as we have done with citizens from the EU and the Schengen countries since that day.
Laya explained that Spain’s decision was made in part out of respect for the hundreds of thousands of British citizens with second homes in Spain. “We want to make sure that we fulfil our obligation to give British citizens the same treatment as those from other EU Member States from an epidemiological point of view.
However, all holidaymakers must meet a number of requirements, including a check of their papers, temperature control and visual health checks. If a passenger fails to pass one of those checks, a doctor will have to examine them. Travellers must also fill in a form with all their whereabouts details so that they can be traced in case of problems.
Although Spain now no longer requires British quarantines after entering the country, the opposite is not the case. However, there are discussions between the authorities about setting up any ‘airlifts’ between areas considered safe.