There has been some good news from Spain, as the country begins to recover from coronavirus and aims to welcome international visitors from the end of June 2020.
After the news that Italy is reopening European borders from 3rd June, Spain has announced that it also aims to be open for international travel from the end of June 2020.
As the lockdown laws unwind and the death toll dramatically decreases, Spain is focusing on recovering and rebuilding its tourism industry.
What’s the plan?
Nothing is set in stone just yet, but once people living in Spain are able to travel within the country, the government will be looking to ease restrictions in phases and open borders for international travellers.
The time frame for this transition is currently looking at late-June.
According to Reuters, Tourism accounts for over 12% of the country’s economy, and the government understands it needs to “make Spain an attractive country from the health point of view.”
With almost 30% of the working population now depending on the state, the opening of borders in time for the busy summer period could help locals get back on track.
Madrid has imposed a two-week quarantine for all overseas travellers, to avoid importing a second wave of the disease.
As a precaution, the Health Ministry recommends the use of face masks in closed spaces and in public if it is not possible to guarantee the minimum safe distance of two metres.
What does this mean for us?
Of course, you might not be able to jump on a plane to Spain in the super near future, however, this news provides the industry, and the world, with hope. And hope is incredibly important right now.
The countries that have been hit the hardest seem to be on the road to recovery and we can see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel.
For now, we can send our thought to these countries and be ready to support them when the time comes.
Stay safe, keep positive and Karryon dreaming.
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