Spain To Fine £90 For Tourists Not Wearing Face Mask

Spain To Fine £90 For Tourists Not Wearing Face Mask

14/07/2020 0 By M Zaman

Over the past few decades, Spain has become a popular tourist holiday destination among European holidaymakers including British nationals. But, Spain to fine tourists for not wearing face mask in public.

Holidays in 2020 has totally transformed since Covid-19 or Coronavirus has hit different parts of the world. Popular holiday destinations in the like Spain is not differ from the pandemic.

Spain has recorded 303,033 confirmed cases with 150,376 recovery rates. There were 28,406 deaths in Europe. (as of July 14, 2020). One of the highest in Europe.

But, the Spanish government now decided to make using of mask mandatory for incoming-tourists within certain tourism hotspots.

For an instance, tourists visiting in Costa del Sol, Ibiza, Majorca will need to wear mask as a mandatory.

Palma Nova

Palma Nova Beach, Majorca (Image: abc-mallorca.com)

Otherwise, there are risk of fines upto €100 or £89.94.

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However, the Spanish government will introduce the new safety measure gradually. For an instance, government of Costa del Sol will implement it from July 15, 2020.

President of the Andalusian Government, Juanma Moreno has confirmed the issue.

Juanma Moreno said: “Despite the heat, difficulties and limitations, we have to get used to wearing the mask permanently.

“With the use of the mask, the risk of contagion is reduced to one percent.”

Views Of Barcelona, Spain

Views Of Barcelona, Spain (Image: Pixabay)

He added: “We all have to work together until there is no effective treatment or a vaccine.”

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On the other hand, other holiday destinations in Spain including Catalonia and the Balearic Islands will implement the rule from July 20, 2020 while risking of fines.

However, popular holiday destinations Majorca and Ibiza, there will be some exceptions.

For an example, face masks will not become mandatory on beaches and swimming pools, in the countryside and when eating or drinking in a restaurant.

Moreno further states, “who do not properly attend to security measures and, also, a progressive relaxation in protection habits has been detected”.

Once, the new rule will be effective tourists will need to wear mask in open and closed spaces, even if social distancing is possible.

Spain has re-opened its borders from 21 June, 2020.

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