People travelling from Spain to England will no longer be required to take a COVID test on arrival, the UK Prime Minister has confirmed.
The day 2 tests – which currently have to be taken within 48 hours of touching down in the UK – are set to be scrapped from 11 February in the latest easing of travel restrictions.
It follows the end of pre-departure tests earlier this month, and the relaxation of post-arrival tests from PCR to antigen ones.
“We believe testing for travel should now firmly become a thing of the past,” he added. “It is clear travel restrictions did not materially slow the spread of Omicron in the UK and so it is important that there are no more knee jerk reactions to future variants.”
Travellers arriving to Spain from the UK still need to be fully vaccinated unless they are Spanish or EU citizens and their family members or officially resident in Spain.