The government of Spain has lifted the requirement of 14 days quarantine on arrival to Spain. As Spain is a major tourist attraction in summer for tourists it will be open again from July and the tourists can book their vacation in Spain.
Just when the tourism season was about to start the country had been hard hit by the pandemic.
Minister of Interior confirmation
Arancha Gonzalez Laya Minister for the Exterior confirmed the news that the European holiday hotspot is open for visitors and they may holiday abroad this year.
In July they will reopen the international tourists, 14 days quarantine requirement will no longer be applicable and all health and safety measures will be ensured.
In March the government banned all international travel and the country was in lockdown. Only limited flights for essential travel flights were operating. But now the international travel will be open from July and domestic flights will be operating from June 22.
Some hotels have reopened already but mostly the hotels will be fully functional once the international and domestic tourism starts. In less affected areas the hotels and bars can utilize the outdoor spaces in a limited manner but from June they can operate with full capacity.
Some public places are open such as museums and beaches. Travel to Balearic and Canary Islands are not allowed up till now, but in the coming months it might reopen for tourists.
Canary Island is setting up a system to give a digital health certificate to the international tourists that arrive in July, in collaboration with the World Health Organization. This act will make it the world’s first destination to practice digital health certificate.
Tourism in Spain
Tourism in Spain is a major contributor to the GDP, around 80 million international tourists visit Spain each year. Tourism in the country makes up to 12% of its GDP and provides employment to 2.6 million people across Spain.
The pandemic has contributed to a major loss in the economy where all incoming tourists we restricted to come to Spain.
Ease in Lockdown
The ease in the lockdown will bring hope to many in Spain as a lot of businesses will be allowed to operate.
Churches and museums will also be allowed to open. Madrid and Barcelona the epicenters of the outbreak have also been given permission to open up.
The football-loving country also shared the good news with its fans, La Liga Football League will resume from June 8th.