Spainish minister of tourism, Reyes Maroto, has said she hopes British travellers will be allowed to return to the country later this month.

Officials are currently reviewing a European Union resolution that will permit more flexible travel terms for countries outside of the bloc.

The United Kingdom is then expected to be included in a free-to-travel list.

Following this review, possibly as soon as May 20th, Spain will adapt its national legislation to welcome UK residents.

Maroto emphasised that the Spanish government maintains a permanent dialogue with the UK authorities and continues to highlight a regional approach.

She reiterated an expectation that Spain will be added to the green travel list in the coming weeks.

Maroto also outlined how PCR tests may not be a requirement for British travellers arriving in Spain given the current epidemiological data and Covid-19 vaccination rate.

The minister added: “We know what we have to do to enable British travellers to return to Spain.

“To continue to lower the accumulated incidence rate of Covid-19 and continue with our vaccination roll-out.”