Brit tourist 'not worried about second wave in Spain' because she works in Asda
Brits holidaying in Magaluf have said they aren’t worried about Spain’s rising number of coronavirus cases amid fears the nation could enter another widespread lockdown.
This week the country saw 4,581 new Covid-19 infections, with the total number of cases now now three times higher than it was at the end of lockdown. The UK currently has an ‘air-bridge’ with Spain, meaning Brits can travel to the country without needing to isolate for two weeks upon their return.
There are now concerns the popular holiday destination could be removed from the list, meaning thousands of tourists will be forced to quarantine when they arrive home. But Brits already sunning themselves in Magaluf appeared to be unconcerned when asked about the growing virus risk.
Holidaymaker Charmaine Belle, 37, said she was ‘not too worried really’ as she works in Asda and is ‘used to Covid-19’. The mum-of-five, from Wigan, continued: ‘It doesn’t really scare us anymore, we know how to deal with it and be sensible.
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‘Coming out here has actually been a blessing really, just make sure you have done your homework before you come out and do things right. It’s not new now, everyone is educated about it now, you should come out and enjoy yourselves if you can.’
Tourist Emily Boddy, 35, told the Mirror she had ‘ummed and ahed’ about coming to Spain, but said everything had been ‘okay so far’ with their stay.
Her partner Mark Nolan, 36, added that it was a ‘little worrying’ the country could be removed from the list of quarantine-free destinations, but over all said he would still encourage people to visit.
Over the last month, the number of Covid-19 infections in Spain has tripled from eight cases per 100,000 to 27 per 100,000.
The Foreign Office previously indicated that countries exempt from quarantine would be reviewed individually on a case-by-case basis.
A Whitehall source told The Sun: ‘Instead of big reviews every three weeks, we will look for a system where countries come on and off as and when we see spikes or drops in cases.’
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