Travellers are facing a race against time to fly home before the Balearic Islands are added to the UK’s amber list on Monday.
Some holidaymakers are panicking because non-vaccinated British travellers will have to quarantine for 10 days after returning home.
Desperate Brits have now travelled to several airports as Ibiza, Malorca and Majorca ere all struck off the green list
Palma de Mallorca airport was seen looking packed today as Brits scrambled for a flight home.
It comes after passengers were seen on Friday queuing at a Covid testing clinic in San Antonio to get PCR checks.
The Sun reports that the Government has angered travellers and been accused of “double standards” on international travel after the U-turn.
Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca will be added to the amber travel list because of a surge in coronavirus cases, a fortnight after they went green.
Infections on the islands have soared and double-jabbed holidaymakers coming back after the switch will not have to isolate.
But they must still take a test before their return to the U and also on the second day after getting home.
Children will also be exempt from isolation but those without a vaccine passport will have to spend ten days at home and take three PCR tests.
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Brits can still travel to the islands by showing their NHS app, or proving they have had a negative test 72 hours before travel.
It means the Costas of Spain and the campsites of France will remain off limits to the un-vaccinated as they stay in amber.
Malta and Madeira, however, remain on the green or green watch list.
Brit holidaymakers must book refundable trips, as destinations risk being suddenly struck off the green list, Mr Shapps had warned earlier this week.
But Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet told the paper Covid infection rates were rising in the UK, but remained lower across much of Europe.
He said: “So we cannot understand why the Government is going to allow people to go to a nightclub – without a mask or social distancing – and yet is not comfortable with people going to the beaches of Europe, where the infection rates are lower than in the UK,”
“Yet again we see this double standard where travel is treated differently to the domestic economy.”