Summer holiday in Spain could be a thing as Spain plans to welcome international travellers by late June in an attempt to revitalize its tourism-reliant economy.
Transport Minister of Spain Jose Luis Abalos said on a recent interview that Spain eyes rebooting travel from late June and insisted, “We must make Spain an attractive country from a health point of view.” Spain hopes to materialize this by implementing more prudent health screenings at the airports and making social distancing mandatory in public.
Will important tourist attractions and hangout places remain closed?
Almost three-fourth of Spanish regions were regarded as green zones recently and advanced into phase 2 level lockdowns (i.e., eased restrictions) — including the Canary Islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa and the Balearic Island of Formentera. Abalos adds that the remaining restrictions, including the 14-day quarantine, will be slowly phased out in parallel with travel resumption, as different regions leave lockdown at different phases. Tourism will initially restart in island destinations like Mallorca and La Gomera albeit major cities like Madrid and Barcelona will remain to be in lockdown.
With eased COID-19 restrictions, Spaniards finally got to enjoy coffee with their beloveds in cafes and roof-top restaurants which opened recently albeit with limited guest capacity. Many airlines such as Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Wizz Air and Swiss International Airlines have already announced that they will resume/continue flights to Spain in June, making the whole summer travel plan more tangible for Spain.
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