Domestic holidays in England resume from today

A leading Spanish tourism official has voiced concern at the “lack of certainty surrounding summer holidays” based on the Global Travel Taskforce’s (GTT) framework for a return for international travel for people in England. 

Jet2, the UK’s second-largest tour operator postponed its holiday programme until June 24 following the publication of the GTT’s report. 

Andalucia’s tourism minister Juan Marin said: “We are saddened to hear that major airlines such as Jet2 have taken the difficult decision to postpone their operations given the lack of clarity around likely start dates or requirements.”

Mr Marin, who represents one of the most popular holiday regions in Spain, added: “While the announcement of the Global Travel Taskforce’s framework for restart highlights a route out of the pandemic and back to international travel, we are still concerned at the lack of certainty surrounding summer holidays.

“We would like to re-emphasise that Andalucía is a safe destination, ready to receive visitors with a series of measures in place including our international travel insurance for Andalucía. The international travel insurance offers travellers up to €4,000 of cover on medical expenses, sanitary repatriation and extension of stay in the case of a Covid-19 infection, providing visitors with the confidence that they are safeguarded during their trip.”