Tourists visit the beach. | ENRIQUE CALVO

You can travel earlier to Mallorca than you initially thought now that Spain has lifted the ban on British tourists. One of the exemptions in the British Covid restrictions allows travel to visit properties, estate agents, sales offices or show homes overseas if a person is seeking to buy or sell a foreign home, according to press reports this morning.

The Guardian said: The legislation also gives an exemption for “preparing a residential property to move in” or “to visit a residential property to undertake any activities required for the rental or sale of that property”.

It has been dubbed the "Stanley Johnson clause" after Boris Johnson´s father visited Greece last summer to see a property.

The loop-hole comes into affect on March 29.