Spain says it will welcome British holidaymakers in June if the UK government allows


April 28, 2021
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From June, Spain will be open to people with digital vaccination certificates which could see a return of British and other holiday makers to Benidorm beaches this summer.

Covid passports for summer holidays could be in place by the same month, with UK-EU talks to resume, travel is set to start in the next few days.

But Spain appears to have broken ranks from the EU and made its position clear.

On Tuesday the Spanish 'Tourism Minister Fernando Valdes' told a conference in Mexico "June will be the start of the recovery of tourism in Spain. By then we will have a digital vaccination certificate in place and we will be able to reopen our borders.”

He also added: "We are having close conversations with UK authorities and we are exchanging information on Spain’s digital system and the trial happening at our airports in May."

In the UK, the British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, confirmed that NHS app to be used as coronavirus passport for international travel and that he will soon set out details of which countries have made it on to a 'green list'. These will be destinations where Britons will be able to travel without having to quarantine on their return, although they will still need to undergo a COVID test before their departure, as well as on their return to the UK.