Travelers coming to Spain from Britain will no longer have to quarantine starting on June 21, Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya told the BBC on Saturday.
"We will allow British visitors to enter Spain just like the rest of the European Union or Schengen area as from the 21 of June freely and without the need for the quarantine,” she said.
The decision was made "out of respect" for the 400,000 Britons who have second homes in Spain, Laya said.
However, Spain will continue to apply a “triple-check,” including verifying the origin of passengers, a temperature-check and registration so contact-tracing can be possible, she added.
Laya also said Spain is still discussing with United Kingdom authorities whether they will offer the same conditions for Spanish visitors to the UK.
Currently, the UK imposes a 14-day self-isolation for all passengers entering the country.