‘Nearly half’ of Brits would consider amber list Spain holiday

Nearly half of Britons – 48% – would consider travelling to Spain for a holiday this summer despite the country’s current amber list status, according to new research.

Other destinations being mooted by Britons include Italy (46%), Portugal (46%), Greece (45%) and France (42%) – all of which are also on the amber list, according to the survey, compiled on behalf of travel insurance provider battleface.

The study, of 2,000 people, found that 64% of people in the 18-34 age range, and 52% of those aged 35-55, would think about taking a Spanish break despite the restrictions.

More than a third (37%) of those polled said they would consider a US break this summer.

Britons visiting amber destinations would have to take Covid-19 tests before their return flight and take two PCR tests on arrival in the UK during a 10-day quarantine at home, on day two and eight. They can pay to take a further test, on or after day five, to end self-isolation early throug the government’s Test to Release programme.

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Around 41% of those polled said they were happy to be tested and quarantine in order to travel internationally this summer.

With many destinations also requiring vaccination passports for entry, 74% claimed they were prepared to be fully-vaccinated in order to travel overseas this summer.

Battleface’s Katie Crowe said: “The great news is that, as expected, there is still a huge appetite for international travel this summer.

“It’s clear from our research that the vast majority of Brits are willing to be fully vaccinated in order to travel internationally.

“It’s reassuring to hear today that the UK government is planning to make overseas summer holidays a reality for fully-vaccinated Britons.”

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