Spain Is Ready To Welcome British Tourists After Covid-19

Spain Is Ready To Welcome British Tourists After Covid-19

17/06/2020 0 By M Zaman

Spain is a popular destination for British holiday makers. But, Spain is ready to welcome British tourists after Covid-19.

Likewise, other popular holiday destinations in Europe. Spain has 291,189 of Covid-19 infection rates against 27,136 deaths and 150,376 people were recovered.

As a result, Spain closed its borders this including land and sea. Flights from different countries were also suspended.

However, the Spanish government is ready to welcome British tourists immediately after Covid-19 or Coronavirus.

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez announced: “The recovery of tourist activity is key for this government.

Cathedral Almudena, Madrid, Spain

Cathedral Almudena, Madrid, Spain (Image: Pixabay)

“Spanish will lift border controls with the EU member states from June 21 and on July 1 it will re-open borders to other countries.

“Tourism and health security will go hand in hand.”

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Spanish Foreign Minister confirmed Spain will welcome British tourists into its territory from the start of next week.

Britain is currently under transitional period for its departure from the EU. As, the country votes to leave the EU.

This transitional period will come to an end during late 2020 and new rules will only take effect on January 1, 2021.

La Concha Beach, Spain

La Concha Beach, Spain

Spanish Foreign Ministry spokesman added, “As it’s in a transition period, it’s considered that the UK is included in the announcement that Pedro Sanchez made yesterday and can return to Spain along with EU nationals when border controls are lifted from June 21.”

From 21 June, 2020 Spain will welcome travellers from the European Union alongside from Schengen area.

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There are possibilities international visitors arriving in Spain will no longer need to undergo 14 days of isolation under mandatory quarantine rules.

Spain is loosening its travel restrictions, as the country enters the final stages of its strict lockdown.

“Tourism is a key sector for the economic recovery,” Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez previously told a news briefing.

“We have been able to corner the virus in our country and on the European continent… but the risk has not disappeared.”

Spain will accept tourists from outside EU or Schengen zone from July 1, 2020.

Portugal a neighbouring country of Spain is set to keep its borders closed until July 1, 2020.

However, Spain is accepting German travellers. German tourist can visit Balearic island from 15 June, 2020.

You will find further guidance about travelling in Spain from FCO.

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