Foreign tourists can book holidays in Spain from July – minister



FILE PHOTO: Beachgoers gather on the eastern coast to enjoy the last days of the summer season in Gandia near Valencia
FILE PHOTO: Beachgoers gather on the eastern coast to enjoy the last days of the summer season in Gandia near Valencia, Spain, September 2, 2018. REUTERS/Heino Kalis

May 25, 2020

MADRID (Reuters) – Foreign tourists can book vacations in Spain from July as the two-week self-quarantine for overseas travellers is likely to be suspended by then, the tourism minister said on Monday.

One of the worst-hit nations in the world from the coronavirus, tourism-dependent Spain is gradually easing a strict lockdown though it has kept a quarantine for visitors so as to prevent a second wave of infections.

“It is perfectly coherent to plan summer vacations to come to Spain in July,” Reyes Maroto said in an interview with local radio station Onda Cero.

(Reporting by Inti Landauro; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)





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