Tourists Welcome Back to Spain From July Under Certain Conditions
Foreign tourists can return to Spain from July. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday at a news conference. However, security conditions must be met, said the head of government.
The step comes as no surprise; earlier in the week, the Minister of Transport announced that foreign tourism would “be restarted from the end of June”.
According to José Luis Ábalos, this also looks at the health situation in the country where people come from and where tourists in Spain want to go. He also said that the Spaniards are allowed to travel outside their own province.
Ábalos said the authorities are preparing to monitor and manage tourism. First of all, he sees many opportunities for the Balearic and Canary Islands, for example, because “the health situation is very positive”.
The minister did not say precisely what he has in mind but says he will come up with concrete plans very quickly.
The tourism sector accounts for 12 percent of the Spanish economy and wants the restrictions to end quickly.
In any case, the sector would suffer losses of between EUR 90 and 125 billion this year, even if the government allows foreign tourism back in late June.