Spain lifts quarantine measures for tourists

Spain lifts quarantine measures for tourists

The Spanish government will waive the two-week quarantine for tourists upon arrival in the country from July 1. The cancellation of these measures was reported in the Cabinet of Ministers of the state.

It is specified that the decision was made at a meeting of ministers on Monday, May 25. Currently, borders for foreign travelers remain closed.

Earlier, on May 23, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced the resumption of tourism in the country since July this year. He said that the authorities will do everything possible to ensure the safety of residents of the regions and travelers. What kind of measures will be taken, the prime minister did not specify, adding that the details will be announced in the near future by the relevant ministries.

On May 12, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, the Spanish government-imposed restrictions on all foreign nationals arriving in the country. According to innovations, all travelers who entered the territory of the state from May 15 to May 24 were required to undergo two-week quarantine. Tourists were forbidden to leave the place of self-isolation for 14 days — a hotel room or apartment — with the exception of trips to a store or hospital.

According to the latest data, in Spain there are more than 236 thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the same time, 150 thousand patients recovered, more than 28 thousand carriers of infection died. Since May 11, part of the country’s territory, on which approximately half of the population lives, has moved from zero to the first stage of mitigation of quarantine measures.

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