The UK government expects UK citizens to use “common sense” when booking trips abroad this summer. It is recalled that visits to countries marked with amber at the epidemiological traffic light, including Spain, are only recommended in “exceptional circumstances”.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps insisted in an interview with the BBC this Thursday that the government advises against traveling to amber countries, a middle ground between the “red” of prohibited areas and the green of those that are theoretically safe to move. “The recommendation is not to go,” he explained.
Spain, like France, Greece, Italy and Malta, appear in the intermediate zone of the traffic light created by London, while Portugal or Gibraltar appear in the green part, reducing the requirements travelers must meet on their return to the UK. For example, for green countries, the quarantine requirement will be removed.
The Interior Ministry has already warned that police will make about 10,000 visits a day to check that those returning from an amber area are enjoying the ten days of isolation they can spend in private homes. Failure to comply will result in fines of up to £ 10,000.