Welcome back to Spain Tourists! The Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree await you… along with the beaches too.
Currently, if you’re planning to visit Spain, there is a mandatory 14 day self-isolation requirement upon arrival, as part of the State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”) enacted on 14th March 2020.
This was expanded on the 15th May to include of all international travellers – save for exceptions for certain types of key workers.
This requirement is being scrapped from the1st of July.
The Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González on Twitter said:
The most difficult has been left behind. Since July, we have gradually reactivated international tourism, lifted the quarantine and ensured sanitary security conditions.
For Spain, it’s a chance to recapture the all-important summer season, as people race to the sun to relax on holiday.
With the country in normal times bringing in over 80 million tourists a year, making up 12% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product – it’s an essential part of the Spanish economy.
Whilst countries start to emerge from their respective lockdowns, countries like Spain, Greece, Portugal will seek to capitalise on the time to allow people to move and relax after a harsh few months. It will also give airlines, the hospitality industry and tourism a chance of recovery too – to steel themselves ahead of the winter.
And hopefully, people can remember while they are on holiday, COVID-19 hasn’t gone anywhere and thus take appropriate safety measures.