Foreign tourists will be able to come to Spain from June without isolation restrictions as it currently occurs. The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, confirmed that whoever arrives in Spain you will not have to quarantine 14 days as it currently occurs once the alarm state ends, which is extended for now only until June 7. Thus, the head of Tourism encouraged foreign visitors, especially French and Germans, to enjoy their holidays in our country this summer.
Maroto, in an interview on Onda Cero, defended the imposition of forty but temporarily, since it represents a health guarantee, he said. All this as a result of the statements of the French Minister Elisabeth Borne in which she has discouraged her compatriots from traveling to Spain this summer for the “contradictory” measures of the Government. “Opening borders is an option that Spain has taken while the country has adopted rules for people arriving by plane, which is contradictory,” Borne explained in an interview.
That is the main demand of the tourism sector, which assured that the imposition of forty on foreign travelers arriving in Spain may be “the ruin” of tourism, since many will decide other destinations when planning their vacations in the face of the uncertainty generated.
Still, since the announcement by President Pedro Sánchez last Saturday of the opening of borders in July, the sector has shown its joy at a step that “should have been communicated long ago.” From Exceltur, its vice president José Luis Zoreda argues that if tourism opens on July 1, operators should already know this to prepare for the start-up of all machinery, which takes between “a month or a month and a half”.
The president of Cehat (Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodations), Jorge Marichalar, assures that Sánchez’s announcement is “very positive” for the sector, “An oxygen balloon” for many companies at this time. Of course, he encouraged to make promotional campaigns “very powerful” because “that tourists can come does not mean they come.”