The UK's Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed this Friday that rules for travel into England will be simplified from 4 October.
The tourism industry on the Costa del Sol has welcomed the news that the red-amber-green traffic light system for travel in force now will be replaced by a single red list and a "rest of world" group formed by countries currently on the green and amber lists.
Covid travel requirements for people entering England will also be simplified.
From 4 October fully vaccinated travellers entering England from countries not on the red list - including Spain - will no longer have to take a pre-departure test.
They will still have to take a PCR test two days after arrival in England, although Shapps said that later in October this will be replaced by a cheaper lateral flow test.