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Brit vacationers not allowed into Spain till ‘finish of summer time’ when most of inhabitants has been vaccinated, Spanish PM warns

Brit tourists not allowed into Spain until ‘end of summer’ when most of population has been vaccinated, Spanish PM warns


BRITISH vacationers gained’t be allowed to vacation in Spain till the tip of summer time, when the vast majority of the inhabitants has been vaccinated, the Prime Minister has declared.

The information comes because the Spanish Well being Ministry reported 41,576 new coronavirus circumstances, the very best quantity registered in a 24-hour interval for the reason that virus first broke out.

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A view of a closed bar’s terrace by a seaside in Manacor halfway by way of final yr[/caption]

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As soon as 70 per cent of Spain’s inhabitants had been vaccinated, Mr Sanchez stated the nation would begin to welcome worldwide vacationers[/caption]

Talking on the 113th assembly of the Govt Council of the World Tourism Organisation held in Madrid yesterday, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez stated “Solely mass vaccination will open the best way to the normality we wish.”

As soon as 70 per cent of Spain’s inhabitants had been vaccinated, Mr Sanchez stated the nation would “progressively” put together to welcome worldwide vacationers.

With Spain one of many main nations in Europe within the vaccine rollout, it was anticipated the vaccination goal could be met by the tip of the 2021 summer time season, Euro Weekly Information reported.

The information could be one more blow to Spain’s tourism sector, which has been hit onerous by the pandemic.

Spain’s tourism sector final yr reported losses of €106bn on account of coronavirus, with Barcelona, Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca hit the toughest.

Spain initially banned non-essential journey into the nation till January 9, earlier than extending it to January 19 – this has since been prolonged to February 2.

With coronavirus circumstances persevering with to rise within the UK, it was thought that this date could also be prolonged once more.

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Vacationers stroll alongside an empty avenue on the resort of Magaluf on the Spanish Balearic island of Majorca in July final yr[/caption]

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A tram crosses a nearly abandoned avenue, amidst issues over Spain’s coronavirus outbreak in March final yr[/caption]

The Spanish authorities stated in an announcement that that they had prolonged it once more on account of “some uncertainties over the attain of the brand new pressure”.

It added: “The epidemiological scenario in the UK has progressively worsened.”

Brits additionally can’t go on vacation to Spain proper now because of the UK lockdown, in addition to want a unfavourable Covid check on arrival and departure.

Spain has not closed their borders altogether with Spanish residents nonetheless capable of return from the UK.

Nevertheless, new journey restrictions require a unfavourable coronavirus check on arrival to Spain, in addition to one to enter the UK together with a compulsory quarantine.

Wednesday’s report of circumstances in Spain confirmed the pandemic was on an upward trajectory.


A complete of two,412,318 coronavirus circumstances have been formally identified for the reason that begin of the pandemic, in response to Spanish information outlet El Pais.

The occupancy price in hospitals and intensive care items had worsened, the outlet reported, with Covid-19 sufferers now occupying almost 20 per cent of hospital beds and greater than 35 per cet of ICUs.

The determine was far greater than these recorded throughout hospitals and ICUs within the first wave.

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A picture taken with a drone exhibits an aerial view of the often tourist-filled beachside city of San Antonio, on Ibiza[/caption]

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Passersby stroll subsequent to an empty bar terrace in Palma de Majorca, Spain[/caption]