Spain was removed from the travel corridor list from midnight on the 25th July. All travellers arriving into England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from Spain will need now need to self-isolate.
People currently on holiday in Spain are encouraged to follow the local rules, return home as normal and check the FCO’s travel advice pages on GOV.UK for further information. FCO is advising against all but essential travel to mainland Spain – this advice was updated on Monday 27th July to also cover the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.
The Joint Biosecurity Centre, together with Public Health England, have updated their coronavirus assessments of Spain based on the latest data.
A spokesperson said: “As a result, Spain has been removed from the lists of countries from which passengers arriving in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are exempted from the need to self-isolate. Protecting public health is our absolute priority and we have taken this decision to limit any potential spread to the UK. We’ve always been clear that we would act immediately to remove a country where necessary.”
The list of quarantine exemptions and the FCO travel advice are being updated to reflect these latest risk assessments.”