Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends

Tourists are starting to flock to Majorca again

Date of Publication: June 21, 2020

Source: BBC

In response to COVID-19, Spain declared a national state of emergency on March 14 and entered one of the strictest lockdowns in the world. Three months later, Spain has lifted its state of emergency and is now allowing tourists from most European countries to enter. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to disclose any personal history of coronavirus, provide contact information, and have their temperature taken. In public, all citizens and tourists are expected to stay 5 feet apart, wear masks in stores and on public transit when social distancing is difficult, and clean their hands frequently. Spain sees an average of 80 million visitors per year and its leaders acknowledged that reopening to tourists is crucial for the country’s economic recovery.

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Summary by: Roslyn Mainland