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Spain urged a major travel update for Brits NOW to avoid summer chaos

SPANISH officials have been urged to let British tourists through passport controls as if the UK were still in the EU to avoid huge queues this summer.

It is hoped that the shift would go back in time help avoid summer chaos at Spain’s airports.

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Spain officials are urged to allow Brits to use their e-gates to avoid huge queues this summerCredit: EPA

vacationers do faced with huge delays at Spanish airports as they can no longer queue for UK arrivals, causing thousands of tourists to miss their flights over the Easter holidays.

But tourism leaders in Spain are beginning to question the new system, saying Spain should do it Follow the example of Portugal who choose to ignore the rules and let the Brits pass through controls as in years past.

The director of the Spanish Tourist Office in London, Manuel Butler, told Spanish newspaper Diaro del Sur that millions of Britons will visit the Costal del Sol this summer and that numbers are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels.

“It will be the first summer season with Brexit and with normalized travel flows,” he said.

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This means that passengers will have to go through new passport controls as they are not from the EU the European Union.

Manuel Butler said he appreciated the action Portugal took to ignore the recommendations of the European Union to facilitate the entry of British citizens at the borders.

Because of this, British tourists in Portugal are treated as citizens of the country European Unionthereby avoiding physical checks and queues at airports.

Although not currently on the table in Spain, it would improve the competitive position of Portuguese destinations versus Spanish ones, he said.

Mr Butler said he was confident the Costa del Sol and Malaga will recover the UK market this summer but urged them to push facts and specific data on sustainability as one of the factors starting to catch on with Britons the holiday choice.

Costa del Sol Tourism Director General Antonio Díaz said: “The UK market is crucial for us as it is undoubtedly one of our most loyal customers.”

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Meanwhile, British tourists might find each other refused entry to Spain because of another new rule since Brexit.

Vacationers now have to show proof of a certain amount of cash to enter the country – and those who don’t have it could be turned away at the border.

Spain has already hosted thousands of Brits ahead of the summer season

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Spain has already hosted thousands of Brits ahead of the summer seasonCredit: Alamy

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