This time last week Grant Shapps (Transport Sec) said green / amber list in essence for fully vaccinated people would be the same, i.e. no need for quarantine and just 1 test before leaving and 1 on return.
However with new SA Variant they have created "Amber Plus" for France with strong rumours of Spain / Greece to follow which will mean quarantine (irrespective of vaccination status) plus an additional day 8 test on return to the UK.
It's absolute Russian roulette, i've Gran Canaria booked for October but I'm extremely jittery and I'm thinking hard of switching it until next year. Suppose the mantra to have is travel during a pandemic is high risk and can quickly change and the stress of keep looking at your phone and reading the news waiting for the next change negates all the enjoyment a holiday should bring.
Have you tried Blackpool in July?
I arrived in Spain yesterday. Absolute piece of piss getting here - just the Spanish passenger locator form to complete and I believe they do random checks of vaccine / test status. I was through passport control in about 5 minutes and just had to scan the passenger locator QR code before the baggage hall. Easy peasy.Apologies if this question has been asked many times already..
I've been given a spare week off next week and am thinking about booking a last minute break to Spain / Canary Islands. I'm double jabbed so does that mean I only need to get a return test 3 days before coming back to England and also have a day 2 test booked as well?
The test out in Spain, can it be either PCR or Antigen?
Cheers in advance!
You may want to edit.I arrived in Spain yesterday. Absolute piece of piss getting here - just the Spanish passenger locator form to complete and I believe they do random checks of vaccine / test status. I was through passport control in about 5 minutes and just had to scan the passenger locator QR code before the baggage hall. Easy peasy.
Going home, I brought an antigen test out with me from Breathe Assured that I can do via Zoom (I’m staying at my parents’ so saves me leaving their house) which was £32. Then booked a Randox home PCR day 2 kit for £43.
Slight correction to @BLUEMATT23 post in that it’s not 72 hours before your return flight for the inbound test, it’s 3 days. So if you fly home on Friday, you can do the test anytime from Tuesday morning onwards.
Enjoy! It’s great to be away
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