The Minister of Tourism, Reyes Maroto, announced yesterday on the first day of the International Tourism Fair (Fitur) in Madrid, that starting next week, once it is published in the BOE, the restrictions on access to Spain by British tourists will be eased.
The borders will be opened to all British and third-country tourists, who will not have to present a negative PCR if they are vaccinated, or if the incidence of covid is below 60 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The measure will be welcomed by both British tourists with holiday homes in Spain as well as conventional ‘ tourists’, those who stay in hotels or holiday rentals.
Those in the tourism industry are cautiously optimistic, saying that the only piece of the puzzle missing is for the British government to review Spain’s current ‘Amber’ status to ‘Green’ which will negate the obligation for tourists to quarantine on returning home.
For Maroto, the priority now is “to continue protecting the (tourism) sector and reactivate tourism”. The goal is to “build trust,” she said.