BRITS are already heading to Spain this morning after the country lifted travel restrictions for UK travellers from today.
Up to 100,000 Brits are expected to head to Spain this week, despite the country still being on the amber list.
Not only does this require a mandatory 10-day quarantine when returning to the UK, but the government has advised against holidays to destinations on the list.
Despite this, eager holidaymakers have descended with tourists already heading to UK airports after Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez announced it would allow Brits to return without proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test.
There are a number of flights heading to Spain with easyJet, Ryanair and TUI this morning, heading to destinations including Lanzarote, Ibiza and Majorca.
One member of a party of happy 20-year-olds who were flying to Malaga said: “We are really looking forward to it. There are nine of us.
“We have waited a long time for a holiday. We are going to have a great time. Of course we are all going to quarantine when we get back.”
One female passenger, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “I've got a property in Malaga. I tried last week to get there last week but couldn’t get out.
“I have got a ticket now. It will be good to get away from the terrible weather.
“I am only going for a week. I will have to quarantine when I get back, but it will be worth it.”
Flights to Spain are now expected to soar to 80 per cent a day – meaning an estimated 16,000 passengers are set to fly to the popular holiday destination despite the government warning.
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Parents are also unlikely to be fined for taking kids to Spain during the half-term break and having to miss school while they quarantine, it's understood.
The Government are said to be reluctant to fine parents for children missing school after a trip abroad over fears that it could "undermine the quarantine system."
Kids may be given remote lessons and will have to work from home while they complete their quarantine if it runs into term-time, according to sources.
However, the advice remains for Spain, according to the Foreign Office website today: "We continue to advise against all but essential travel to Spain, including the Balearic Islands, but excluding the Canary Islands."
Boris Johnson's spokesman said: "Our advice hasn't changed in regards to amber list countries.
"We have been clear that people shouldn't be travelling to amber list countries for the purposes of holidays."
here is the full list of countries on the amber list.
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