This is the latest FCO guidance to Spain as country imposes quarantine rules on UK visitors

Despite there being only vague ideas of when lockdown measures might fully end in the UK, people are already thinking about the potential of summer travel.

With no real end in sight to the current coronavirus crisis, it’s understandable.

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Having been cooped up for months, and with a handful of other countries slowly relaxing their own virus-tackling measures, the public are itching to get away from it all.

But just how likely is is that we’ll see the usual summer holidays in 2020?

Here's the latest travel advice:

What are lockdown restrictions like in Spain?

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced a four-phase plan to lift its stringent coronavirus lockdown and return to a "new normality" by the end of June, with each region relaxing restrictions at a different pace, depending on the severity of its outbreak.

Four Spanish islands were first to begin easing measures from 4 May, with the rest of Spain following.

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Visitors to Spain will also no longer have to undergo a two-week quarantine from 1 July, the government has announced.

However, Spanish tourism minister María Reyes Maroto said British coronavirus figures "still have to improve" before Spain could receive tourists from the UK; there will be no early return by UK holidaymakers to Spanish beaches.

What is the ‘official’ travel advice?

Spain may be slowly easing its nationwide lockdown, but travel there will only be permitted once the UK Government deems it safe to do so.

On top of that, a two-week quarantine period for anyone arriving back in the UK will be enforced from 8 June.

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Passengers arriving in the UK by plane, ferry or train - including UK nationals - will have to provide an address where they will remain for 14 days.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide. This advice took effect immediately on 17 March, and while it initially applied for a period of 30 days, the travel ban is now listed as “indefinite”.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions,” said the FCO. “All countries may restrict travel without notice.”

That indefinite ruling remains in place, even as other countries begin to relax their measures; there's no telling how things will play out.

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Transport Secretary Grant Shapps recently said he would certainly not be booking a summer holiday at present.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme on 17 April, Mr Shapps said that "clearly people will want to see what the trajectory of this disease is in the next few weeks".

"I won't be booking a summer holiday at this point, let's put it that way."