When will Spain open to tourists? Terms of border opening announced

Spain’s Tourism, Industry and Trade Minister Reyes Maroto said the country would not open its borders until late spring.

A few days earlier, during a speech to the UNWTO executive board, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said that Spain was more likely to open to international tourism by the end of the summer. It is assumed that by this time, up to 70% of the population will have already been vaccinated against coronavirus and will acquire stable herd immunity.

In turn, Reyes Maroto stressed that now the Spanish authorities are focused on accelerating the vaccination process, which guarantees the safety of tourists. Spain’s tourism sector aims to welcome foreign tourists as soon as possible.

“Our priority in 2021 is to resume tourism as soon as possible and resume safe mobility globally,” said Maroto. “We hope that in late spring and especially in summer international travel will resume and travelers will choose Spain as their destination.”

Spain is also one of the most active supporters of vaccination certificates, along with other Mediterranean countries whose economies are heavily dependent on international tourism: Greece and Italy.

Earlier we wrote that Iceland became one of the first countries of the Schengen zone to introduce such a practice. On January 21, 2021, the Icelandic authorities began issuing “COVID-19 vaccination passports” to all citizens of the country who have completed a full course of two vaccinations and are planning to visit other countries.

According to profi.travel

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