Some international travel may be resumed from May 17 under Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown. The green list is due to be announced on May 7, with Secretary of State for transport Grant Shapps confirming at an online ConservativeHome event he is in favour of an “islands approach” much like the travel corridors of 2020.
For nations like Spain, whose two archipelagos are popular holiday destinations, this has come as welcome news.
Nacho Gozalbo, commercial director for Palladium Hotel Group which has accommodation across Spain, believes the “island approach” will provide more opportunity for “safe travel”.
“We are eagerly awaiting the update on the green list and welcome the news that islands could be considered separately,” he told Express.co.uk.
“We do believe that safe travel to the Balearics can be resumed with a reliable testing programme pre-departure and prior to returning.
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“Given the position, we feel that travel to the Balearic Islands should be included within the green list and permitted from 17 May onwards…