According to an article on Reuters, visitors from all over the world who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to visit Spain again starting June 7th. Officials and the tourism industry hope to recover the industry after it plunged 80% last year due to the pandemic.
Travelers from all countries all over the world will be allowed into the country provided that they are vaccinated. Spain will also allow tourists from 10 ‘low risk’ non-EU countries to enter without a negative PCR test for coronavirus starting May 24.
“They’re welcome – more than welcome – without restrictions nor health controls,” said Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at Madrid’s FITUR international tourism trade fair this past Friday.
While Spain was one of the countries hit the hardest by the global wide COVID pandemic, infection rates have reportedly dropped with vaccination rates quickly progressing throughout the country.
Reservations in hotels in Spain are currently on the rise since their state of emergency expired earlier this month. Sanchez reportedly estimates that the implementation of new travel strategies would boost tourism in the country by 70% of what it was last year. He also predicts that this summer will bring 30% to 40% of 2019’s levels.