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Holidays are set to resume from May 17 under the Government's "traffic light system". While the quarantine-free destinations, which will be included on the "green list" have not yet been confirmed, Spain's Balearic Island officials are confident the region will make the cut.

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At the time of writing the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is advising "against all but essential travel to Spain, including the Balearic Islands."

However, according to Rosa Ana Morilla Rodriguez, director-general of tourism for the islands, the Balearics are "confident" they have the right COVID-19 figures to be included on the "green list".

Speaking to Sky News the tourism official said: "We have the right numbers, we have the right measures in place that will allow us to be considered 'green'.

"It's also about the capability of your hospitals to isolate different variants of the virus, which is something that is not done by all the hospitals in Spain, but we do it here."

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Balearic Islands holidaysSpain: The Balearic Islands are "confident" they will make it onto the "green list" at some point (Image: Getty Images)

The Balearics are home to holiday hotspots favoured by Britons including Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca.

"I think Mallorca is such an important destination for the UK that I'm confident we could have this travel corridor," said Ms Rodriguez.

"We have told the British ambassador that we have all the factors needed to be considered 'green' for the UK."

While mainland Spain may not be ready to

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