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Holidays: Tourism Secretary ‘desperate’ to welcome Brits to Spain

The UK's travel roadmap out of lockdown is set to be revealed this week, but only a handful of countries are expected to be on the “green” travel list. Holiday hotspot islands in Spain are expected to be kept off the UK's “green” travel list, despite reporting fewer coronavirus cases than the mainland.

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Spain welcomes more than 18 million British holidaymakers each year with tourism being one of its biggest sources of income.

With holidays abroad having been off the cards for more than a year, eager Britons are awaiting the news about which countries will be placed on the “green” travel list.

Countries placed on the “green” travel list mean that travellers are not subject to the 10 day self-isolation period on return.

Those returning from a country on the “green” list will have to have a negative COVID-19 test on return as well as a PCR test two days after returning.

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Spanish islands set to be kept off UK's 'green' listSpain: Islands to be kept off UKSpanish islands set to be kept off UK's 'green' list (Image: Getty)

Islands set to be on the “amber list” includes the BalearicsIslands set to be on the “amber list” includes the Balearics (Image: Getty)

However, it is thought that only a handful of countries will be placed on the list.

Holiday islands in Spain are set to be on the UK’s “amber” list with insiders revealing only a “tiny handful” of destinations including Gibraltar, Israel, Iceland and Malta on the “green” list.

This means that holidaymakers returning from these countries will be subject to a 10 day quarantine period at home as well as a negative test on return.

Holidaymakers will also have to have two PCR tests after return on days two and eight of the mandatory self-isolation period.

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Islands set to be on the “amber list” includes the Balearics, where the rate of coronavirus cases is less than a quarter of that in

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