Holidaymakers back travelling to Spain from Gatwick Airport - despite destination being on the amber list

Holidaymakers will be setting off for the sun in Spain from Gatwick today - despite the country being on the amber list of destinations.

There were five flights to Spain - two for Barcelona and one each for Madrid, Valencia and Malaga - from Gatwick Airport on Monday May 24.

The country is on the “amber” list under the Department for Transport’s traffic light system, and government ministers have asked passengers not to fly to amber nations.

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Holidaymakers are able to travel to Spain again

Arrivals to the UK from amber list countries must self-isolate at home for 10 days and take two coronavirus tests.

Flights from the UK to Spain are set to double to around 80 a day this week, carrying an estimated 16,000 passengers.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said last week: "Spain will be delighted, very delighted to welcome all British tourists".

"They are welcome to our country without restrictions and without health requirements."

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