Spain is safe from UK’s red list as Covid cases drop, say experts

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Fears have been mounting the sunny country could be demoted to the red list (pictured Ibiza, Spain) (Getty Images)
Fears have been mounting the sunny country could be demoted to the red list (pictured Ibiza, Spain) (Getty Images)

Spain will dodge the red list because coronavirus cases have been falling, according to travel experts.

It has been placed on the UK’s amber list where British travellers can enjoy quarantine-free travel if they are double jabbed.

Fears have been mounting the sunny country could be demoted to the red list but travel experts have reassured holidaymakers there is “no chance” this will happen.

The latest figures in Spain reveal a drop in Covid cases as there are now 181 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 people, according to The Telegraph.

The chief executive of The PC Agency travel consultancy Paul Charles urged his followers not to worry as he insisted the country won’t go on the red list at the next review.

He wrote on Twitter: “I’ve had many followers asking about #Spain - do not worry. It won’t be going red at the next review.

“Rates on every level are falling quite sharply, and the vaccination rollout is going strongly, with over 65% of the population fully-jabbed. August Bank Holiday is safe there.”

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Scott Hadden, director of Mark Bratt Travel, said Spain won’t go red because it would “cause short-term chaos due to vast numbers who would want to go home”.

“There are far too many people in Spain to be put into hotel quarantine and I think the Government would not want to risk the collapse of that system,” he told the i paper.

“More interesting is whether the Government will use the data and see if there are any Covid hotspots or put a blanket ban on all of Spain and its islands,” he added.

Robert Boyle, former director of strategy at IAG, said there was “no chance” Spain would go on the red list.

His reasoning behind this was because less UK travellers had been testing positive for coronavirus in recent weeks after returning from a holiday to Spain.

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