Spain to end quarantine laws for foreign tourists

Costa Blanca Property

From July the Spanish Government has announced its intention to be end quarantine requirements for new arrivals from July

This is in order to stimulate foreign tourism. Tnis is great news for the Costa Blanca Property market 

The 14-day quarantine rule was put in place on May 15th.  A travel ban also means only those Spanish citizens, legal residents or those with legitimate work reasons can enter Spain at all.

This measure has been unpopular with many businesses. Tourist executives claimed it would discourage tourists from planning a visit.

The news comes after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that his government would aim to kick-start its tourism sector and welcome visitors from July. Sanchez stated "I am announcing to you that from the month of July, entry for foreign tourists into Spain will resume in secure conditions,"

“As you know, Spain receives more than 80 million visitors a year. I am announcing that from July.

"Foreign tourists can also start planning their holidays in our country. "Spain needs tourism, and tourism needs safety in both origin and destination. We will guarantee that tourists will not run any risks, nor will they bring any risk to our country.”

Sanchez said Spanish authorities had been working on the reopening of borders for weeks up to the anouncement.

“We’re sending everyone a message today: Spain will be waiting for you from July,” Sanchez said.

The Spanish Prime Minister was at pains to emphasise the importance of tourism to the Spanish economy, Sanchez said the country would again be ready to welcome visitors in the summer.