Prime minister of Spain announced that the country would not welcome tourists until 70% of the population has been vaccinated, by the end of summer 2021.
Spain will not accept foreign tourists this summer
Whereas Madrid hosted the executive council of the World Tourism Organization on January 20, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez announced that the country was preparing for a very different summer.
Severely affected by the coronavirus crisis - in Madrid, in particular, the incidence rate is almost four times that of Paris - Spain has decided that it will not welcome foreign tourists until 70% of the Spanish population be vaccinated. This is expected to happen, according to the Prime Minister, by the end of summer 2021. “The government is working to vaccinate at the highest possible rate - Spain is the ninth country in the world in terms of vaccination and one of the first in Europe - to reach the end of the summer with 70% of vaccinated, which hopes to gradually hope to be better prepared to receive international tourists ”, explained the Prime Minister, according to The Independent.
Hard news for restaurants, bars and cafes that were certainly relying on the summer season to recover from a difficult year.
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