HOLIDAYS to Spain could resume from June - here's where you can fly to from Bournemouth Airport.

Foreign holidays to Spain from the UK could resume by June as the country's tourism minister welcomes the imminent return of international travel. 

Bournemouth Airport flies to a number of Spanish destinations including Alicante, Menorca and Girona. 

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The European Union has previously set out plans for coronavirus vaccine certificates that could be used by UK holidaymakers this summer.

And Spain – which welcomed 18 million Brits in 2019 – says a digital certificate scheme is currently being trialled with a view to a wider rollout in June.

Bournemouth Echo:

Calla Mitjana, Menorca, Spain (Unsplash)

Spain’s tourism minister Fernando Valdes Verelst told a travel and tourism conference in Mexico: 

“Spain is going to be ready in June to use this digital certificate. We are doing a pilot programme in May, in all our 46 airports.

“We are going to give all these travellers that certainty. Spain is going to be ready in June to tell all travellers worldwide that you can visit us.”

The UK Government has not yet confirmed whether foreign holidays will be permitted from May 17 – the earliest possible date under the roadmap – or which destinations people can visit without self-isolating on their return.

Announcing the findings of the Global Travel Taskforce earlier this month, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps did confirm a traffic light system would be used to categorise countries based on risk.

Which Spanish destinations does Bournemouth Airport fly to?

The first flights from Bournemouth Airport to Spain are scheduled for 1 May with Ryanair although holiday travel is not expected to resume until 17 May at the earliest.

Bournemouth Echo:

Girona, Spain (Unsplash).

  • Malaga
  • Palma
  • Alicante 
  • Girona
  • Menorca 
  • Murcia 
  • Gran Canaria

Will we have a covid passport and how will it work?

Digital Green Certificates will be accepted as “proof” a person had a Covid-19 jab, received a negative test result or recovered from the virus, according to the European Commission’s proposal.

However, Mr Shapps told Sky News: “In terms of vaccine certification, I can confirm we are working on an NHS application; actually it will be the NHS app that is used for people when they book appointments with the NHS and so on, to be able to show you’ve had a vaccine or you’ve had testing.

“I’m working internationally with partners across the world to make sure that system can be internationally recognised, as that’s the way forward.

“Actually, I’m chairing a meeting of the G7 secretaries of state for transport, my equivalents from America and Canada and all the G7 countries, next week on exactly this subject.”

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