The Balearic Islands could go back onto the amber list

Coronavirus continues to cause havoc around Europe as desperate Brits face various hurdles including quarantining when they get home and testing while they are there.

One of the most popular places to go on holiday are the Spanish Balearic Islands.

The Express reports the islands were moved to the green list in the last announcement, which means Brits no longer have to quarantine for 10 days upon their return.

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The government is planning to remove the quarantine requirement by the end of July, but as it stands islands like Ibiza and Menorca are green and the Spanish mainland is amber.

However, whether the islands remain on the green list remains to be seen as there has been a spike in cases in Spain.

The next travel update is likely to be around Thursday, July 15.

Reuters Covid-19 tracker dashboard says mainland Spain has 109 infections per 100,000 people in the last seven days. On average 7,343 infections are reported a day.

In context, Portugal was removed from the green list when it had a rate of 37.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The islands themselves have also seen a spike in the number of cases, with 304 reported in the past 24 hours, up from 105 the previous day.

Despite the government wanting to remove the quarantine requirement, passengers are warned that individual countries will have their own rules.

Spain recently tightened its rules over entry.

Now anyone coming in must present a negative Covid test or proof they have been vaccinated.

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