Tourists can visit Spain from July: Prime Minister

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Spain’s coronavirus lockdown measures have been among the strictest in the world, and many citizens are still severely limited as to when and how they can leave their homes under the current phases in place. Report informs citing the El País newspaper, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, said at a press conference Saturday afternoon.

“Spain has done what it had to do, and new horizons are now opening up for all of us,” he continued. “The time has come for many everyday activities to return. From June 8, La Liga will return.”

He also stressed that many museums and theaters would be reopening too under the next phases of de-escalation. “We must begin to restart economic activity,” he continued. “Some of these sectors are hostelry and tourism, which have a fundamental role in the creation of employment. The moment has arrived. I’m announcing that there will be a tourist season this year, and I invite all tourist establishments to start to prepare from today to restart their activity a few days from now.”

The prime minister encouraged Spaniards to start planning their vacations, and said that from July, foreign tourism would return to Spain “in safe conditions.”

“We will guarantee that tourists will not run any risks, and they will not bring us any risks,” he continued. “There will be no opposing forces between health and business. Spanish tourism will now have two hallmarks: environmental sustainability and health safety,” he stated.


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