By Deirdre Tynan • 20 May 2021 • 14:22
Majorca, always popular with British tourists.
SPAIN is ready to let vaccinated British tourists in from the first week of June, weeks ahead of the European Union, a top government official said.
“Spain will have the digital certificate ready in June. We hope that the EU regulation will be approved on June 21. But from the first week of June, Spain will be able to validate certificates on its borders and expedite certificates to its citizens,” said Deputy Tourism Minister Fernando Valdes.
Spain’s tourism sector was devastated by travel restrictions because of Covid-19 and is now eager “to accept citizens that can present a vaccine certificate,” Valdes added.
The UK Government will review its green and amber travel lists in early June which could be the first opportunity for British tourists to visit Spain.
Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and in 2019 hosted 18 million British visitors.
Andalucia is hoping to attract nine million tourists this summer after last year’s disastrous season. Speaking at the Madrid Tourism Fair on May 19, the President of Andalucia Juanma Moreno said the region would have group immunity against Covid-19 by the end of June.
The Euro Weekly News is running a campaign to help reunite Brits in Spain with their family and friends by capping the costs of PCR tests for travel. Please help us urge the government to cap costs at http://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/16/ewn-champions-the-rights-of-brits-in-spain-to-see-loved-ones-again/
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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.
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