Back to Benidorm in July! The Spanish prime minister tells the tourists that we are waiting for you while he promises to "safely" reopen the hotspots before the blockade wears off on Monday
- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says his country will be open from July
- He asked foreign tourists to plan their vacation in the country now
- The PSOE party leader said Spain's business needs are not placed above security
- He revealed that the country normally receives more than 80 million visitors a year
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said to foreign tourists: "We will be waiting for you from July."
In his clearest message to date that the British holiday mecca will open its borders to holidaymakers from Northern Europe in just over a month, he told the nation: “Spain receives over 80 million visitors every year.
“That's why I announce that the entry of international tourism to Spain will surely resume from July.
"Foreign tourists can now plan their vacation here."
The left-wing PSOE party leader did not mention any particular country, including Britain, which is due to introduce a 14-day quarantine in early June that would affect returning British vacationers if it is still in effect in July.
According to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, tourists could flock to Benidorm Beach by July (Image taken on May 11th)
He insisted that Spain's business needs should not be placed before public security.
"Spain needs tourism and tourism needs security, security of origin and security once visitors are here," Sanchez said in a television speech.
"That is why we guarantee that tourists are not exposed to any risks or take any risks."
Without describing exactly, measures would be taken to ensure zero risk for and from foreign holidaymakers, he added: "Spanish tourism will now have two new seals, the seal for health security and the seal for ecological sustainability."
A new easing of blocking measures will come into effect in Spain on Monday as many areas are entering the second phase of a four-phase recovery program.
PM Sanchez spoke at a press conference today at La Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain
This means that on all the Balearic Islands and in many parts of the Spanish mainland coast, people can enjoy their first bath in the water for more than two months.
July has been the time when Spain could be reopened to international tourism for a few weeks now, although hoteliers and other travel guides have complained about competing destinations like Portugal, Greece and Italy by specifying certain dates.
Mr Sanchez's comments were the most encouraging and decisive for potential holidaymakers from abroad.
Many Spanish town halls have already indicated that social distancing by limiting the number of tourists who can enjoy their beaches will be high on their priority list.
This means that on all the Balearic Islands and in many parts of the Spanish mainland coast, people can enjoy their first bath in the water for more than two months. Pictured is the port of Port & # 39; Andratx on the Balearis island of Mallorca
The Costa del Sol resort in Fuengirola has announced that it will use artificial intelligence to control numbers.
The authorities in Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava have stated that they intend to accommodate different age groups in different areas of their beaches.
Travelers entering Spain must currently be quarantined for 14 days. However, the order will be lifted if the country ends its current state of emergency by the end of June at the latest, unless the health situation changes dramatically.
Benidorm Mayor Toni Perez insisted earlier this month before Mr. Sanchez mentioned his restart date that he hoped to see British tourists again this summer.
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