Spain is aiming on welcoming back foreign visitors by late June


May 19, 2020
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Spain is aiming to kick-start its travel economy by welcoming back foreign visitors by late June, its transport minister has said.

Tourism accounts for more than 12% of Spain's economic output, however the sector has been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

Last week, our country imposed a two-week quarantine on all overseas travellers, saying it was needed to avoid a second wave of COVID-19.

But the move was meant to be temporary, and transport minister, José Luis Ábalos has now signalled his hope to welcome foreigners back to the country for the summer holidays.

He said yesterday "From late June, I hope we'll start the tourism activity" he went on to say "We must make Spain an attractive country from the health point of view."

Different regions and provinces are lifting restrictions at different times based on the current Covid-19 infections in those areas, so Ábalos also said the quarantine would only be phased out in parallel with movement being allowed within Spain.