By Ron Howells •
Published: 24 May 2021 • 10:50
Spain Welcomes Back The Arrival Of Tourists From Ten Countries.
SPAIN welcomed back travellers vaccinated against the coronavirus arriving from the United Kingdom and from nine other countries outside the EU classified as “safe” today, Monday, May 24, they included: Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Israel, South Korea, Thailand and Rwanda.
Madrid is following Portugal in letting in Britons without any requirement for tests or proof of vaccination, but ministers have again urged sunseekers not to head to the popular destination.
Meanwhile, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has suggested it will go the other way and impose tighter controls on visitors from the UK due to fears over the Indian variant.
The British, as always, represent the main source market for tourists to Spain, so the UK tourism sector waits anxiously for Boris Johnson’s government to facilitate travel to the country, which is actually still discouraged except in essential cases by the Foreign Office.
At present, the British Foreign Ministry, the Foreign Office, considers that Spain is in amber, which implies restrictions on the return of the holidays such as quarantines and PCR tests.
The president of the Balearic Islands, Francina Armengol, defended the security of the archipelago as a tourist destination and asks the United Kingdom to “territorialise” the recommendations to facilitate travel for the British tourists.
Interviewed in La Hora de la 1, Armengol argued that the Balearic Islands should be green, with a cumulative incidence of 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days and 20 to seven days: “We could be green for a few weeks. There are many Britons who really want to return to the Balearic Islands and can do so in complete safety. That is why we ask their government to facilitate this possibility of travel,” she said.
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 https://euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/16/ewn-champions-the-rights-of-brits-in-spain-to-see-loved-ones-again/
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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