The UK government has raised the possibility of loosening its travel recommendations for Spain by the municipalities so that the Balearic and Canary Islands can move from the amber list to the green list in future revisions off the peninsula – the next will be on June 7th expected.
London maintains an epidemiological traffic light that filters countries based on the coronavirus risk estimate. Spain appears in amber, so the UK authorities are not only advising against non-essential travel but also introducing requirements such as multiple tests and quarantine.
However, Secretary of State for Aviation Robert Courts has proposed a regional approach “where possible” on cases such as the two Spanish archipelagos or the Greek islands, all of which are popular UK tourism destinations and which could be relocated to the US green Threshold.
The government has asked the Joint Biosafety Center to analyze the islands’ cases separately when it provides the data that will determine the level of alert for the various areas, according to sources cited by The Guardian newspaper.