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Spain Plans To Reopen Its Borders July 1
For travel enthusiasts, the clouds are starting to lift. If you were planning a trip to Spain this summer, you may not need to reschedule your reservations. Spain is one of the latest European countries to announce its reopening plans and desires to welcome tourists as soon as this summer.
Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has announced the country’s plans to reopen its borders to tourists in July if the situation does not deteriorate in the meantime. Assuming there is not a dramatic increase in coronavirus cases, Sánchez advised that the country should begin to prepare for the upcoming summer tourist season.
“As you know, Spain receives more than 80 million visitors a year. I am announcing that from July, Spain will reopen for foreign tourism in conditions of safety. Foreign tourists can also start planning their holidays in our country,” said Sánchez in a statement. “Spain needs tourism, and tourism needs safety in both origin and destination. We will guarantee that tourists will not run any risks, nor will they bring any risk to our country,”
Over the past few months, Europe has seen the devastating impacts of the virus. Spain has been the fourth worst-hit country in the world and the worst-hit EU country by the coronavirus crisis, with 282,370 infections, 28,678 deaths, and 196,958 recovered.
In order to deal with the pandemic, the Spanish government has introduced some of the strictest coronavirus lockdown measures, and many citizens are still severely limited as to when and how they can leave their homes under the current phases in place.
“The hardest part is over… We’re sending everyone a message today: Spain will be waiting for you from July,” Sánchez said.