Spain is ready to receive international tourists in safe conditions from July 1. This will save part of the tourist season while guaranteeing maximum sanitary security conditions and minimizing the risk of the virus re-emerging by import from abroad.
Once we have marked the opening date on the calendar, we continue more intensively than ever to work with our European partners to define the opening rules. We seek to define common rules to regain the freedom of movement in the Schengen area and United Kingdom under three premises: security guarantees, health capacity and transparency. We are committed to a gradual, coordinated and non-discriminatory opening between areas with the same epidemiological situation, that is, not only by country but by region.
The possibility of opening safe routes with third countries outside the EU have adequate epidemiological conditions and based on reciprocation criteria is being studied. That determination will be in the hands of the European Center for Disease Control.
By the end of June, all Spanish destinations will have completed the de-escalation process and reached the new normalcy, so, unless epidemiological developments advise otherwise, they will all be open to receive tourists, both national and international.
“We will guarantee that tourists will not run any risk and that they will not bring risks to our country. We are prepared to receive international tourists. Work has been carried out so that the entire tourist value chain implements the maximum hygienic sanitary measures to reduce the risk of contagion by coronavirus (21 guides have been prepared),” said a release issued by Turespana.
From July 1 onwards, there will be no quarantine. Work is being done at European level so that there are common protocol/ checks to guarantee security and confuse tourists.