Reports indicate that the Spanish government is set to lift restrictions on travellers from the United Kingdom which were introduced to stop the spread of new strains of Covid-19.
The ban on UK arrivals by air and sea, in place since December 22, 2020, will be lifted on March 30.
In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the Spanish Government has extended its travel ban on the UK on six occasions. During the travel ban, only Spanish or Andorran nationals were allowed into Spain from the UK.
This affected a majority of British second home owners who own properties in Spain but are not registered as residents as they were not permitted to enter.
This decision by the Spanish Government comes as the UK Government has extended its own travel ban until July as anyone attempting to leave the country faces fines of up to £5,000 under new tightened border restrictions.
Officials have said the travel ban extension is for legislative convenience, and does not have any bearing on whether international travel will resume on May 17, as scheduled under the Government’s roadmap.