Spain will welcome back foreign holidaymakers in July, says Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez
Fantastic news from the Sur in English, the Free newspaper for ex-pats in Andalucia. They ran an article on the latest developments concerning the Coronavirus and its effects on the lives and the economy of the Spanish people.
Tourists will be able to come to Spain again from July “in conditions of safety”, prime minister Pedro Sánchez announced at a press conference on Saturday.
“Tourism is a vital sector for the Spanish economy,” said Sánchez, encouraging professionals in the sector to “prepare for an activity to resume in coming days” and for when Spain reopens its frontiers to international tourism in July.
“There will be a tourist season this summer,” said the prime minister, adding that the domestic market would return first.
He called for people in Spain to plan their holidays and to make the most of the “wonders” this country has to offer tourists. Many will be able to do this “very soon, from the end of June, onwards,” he said.
From 22 June the government is to create “safe corridors” to link areas of Spain that have moved into Phase Three of the plan to ease lockdown restrictions as well as with some European cities.
In terms of tourists coming from other countries, Sánchez confirmed what government minister Teresa Ribera said on Thursday, that activity would be able to resume in July. This would happen “in conditions of safety” he said, adding that tourists could “start planning their holidays in Spain now”.
Read more from the Sur in English article from this link.
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