Travel traffic light system

Travel traffic light system


If you read the local Spanish newspapers or any local media it appears that it is Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, who will decide when British tourists can come to our shores.

Everyone is looking to May 17, when international travel is expected to be allowed in Britain, to discover when the holiday season will begin. But sadly Johnson could give the green light but Spain could switch on red.

At the moment Britain is still on Spain´s red list, and the only people who can travel here from Britain (apart from a few exceptions) are Spanish citizens and British residents (of Spain). So British tourists could be caught in a Catch 22 situation; Britain says Go, Spain stays Stop.

This ban has been enforced since January and it is hoped that it will be ended soon. And it is being vigourosly enforced. There have been cases that British citizens have arrived in Spain only to be turned back at the airport. Many others have not been alllowed to board their flights in Britain.

There was a moment of joy earlier this year when it was announced that British citizens would be allowed to travel abroad to buy a home. Local estate agents were on red alert. But no, Britain says yes, Spain says no.

It does seems amazing when you consider the importance of British tourism to Spain to find Britain on its red list and a time when more than half of the population in Britain has been vaccinated. So for Brits to head to Palmanova or Pollensa, both Britain and Spain have to stay go.


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Peter Neild / Hace 13 days

I think it’s fair to say that every one of us with holidays booked to Majorca this May and June are anxiously waiting to see if Majorca is going to be classified as ‘Green’ on the UK traffic light system. We ourselves are due to visit in May and are really hoping our hotel, the Globales Santa Lucia is open by then.


Rich / Hace 13 days

If anything it's the brits who should keep their borders to stop any eu citizens getting in. Look at the uks incidence rate, sure its the lowest in Europe.


Paco / Hace 14 days

Take the money and run as Europe and the Euro will probably collapse in next two years so that’s why I am selling my holiday home in Majorca and reinvesting in Gibraltar. Same climate and travel times but a much better bet financially even though properties are more expensive.


Nick Matthew / Hace 14 days

So when will the Spanish Authorities address this situation and stop penalising UK citizens who have invested in Spain and their economy for many years? Or do we take our money out and go and live somewhere else, if that is what they want.