Arrivals from the UK into Spain will not have to quarantine

Tourists in Mallorca this week.
Tourists in Mallorca this week. / EFE
  • Spain's Foreign minister Arancha González Laya has confirmed that those arriving from the UK from Sunday will not have to isolate but will have to pass through the three health checkpoints announced on Friday

Travellers arriving from the UK will not have to undergo a two-week quarantine when they arrive in Spain, Foreign minister Arancha González Laya confirmed to the BBC on Saturday.

On 8 June, the British government imposed a 14-day quarantine on travellers arriving in the country from any international destination, raising doubts as to whether this would apply in both directions when Spain reopens its borders to most EU countries, plus the UK, this Sunday.

However, following a week of uncertaintly during which tourism bosses called for greater clarity, González Laya confirmed that new arrivals from the UK would not have to quarantine, but will be subject to a triple check at ports and airports to look for coronavirus symptoms.

"We want to make sure that we welcome visitors, but we want to do this in safety and security for them, as well as for the Spaniards," she said.