Spain will ditch Covid-19 testing for Brits from as early as May 20, according to reports.

If the UK continues to see coronavirus infection rates fall and keep up with the rapid vaccine rollout, Brits will not have to take tests before travelling to Spain.

British holidaymakers will be able to enjoy a summer break in their favourite Spanish destinations if the UK keeps infection rates below 50 per 100,000 people.

The news was shared by Spanish tourism minister Reyes Maroto.

She said: “It will allow the opening of the British market so they can come to Spain.

“They (Britons) could come from May 20 onwards without a PCR if the incidence rates are below the range currently under review, which is around 50 cases per 100,000 people.”

Spain is currently on the UK’s ‘amber list’ which under new rules set out by Grant Shapps on Friday will mean Brits will have to quarantine for 10 days on their return.

People arriving from a green location will not need to quarantine on their return and will have to take one post-arrival test.

Those returning from an amber list country must self-isolate for at least five days and take two tests.

The red list requires an 11-night stay in a quarantine hotel at a cost of £1,750 for solo travellers.

Assessments will be based on a range of factors, including the proportion of a country’s population that has been vaccinated, rates of infection, emerging new variants, and the country’s access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing.