Spain’s Andalucia has today announced that beaches could open by around June 10, which will help to reactivate national tourism on the Costa del Sol and surrounding areas in the region.
THE Vice President of the Junta of Andalucia and Tourism Councillor, Juan Marín said he estimates that beaches across the region will open between June 8 and 10, although the regional Junta had actually asked the Central Government to allow beaches to open by May 25.
Additionally, Marín believes that travel could be allowed between provinces in the region after May 25. He also points out that these dates are “approximations” as nothing has been set in stone yet.
According to Marín, all of Andalucia’s provinces should be in Phase 2 of de-escalation by May 25, “which means that it should be possible for citizens to move between provinces within Andalucia.” However, this contradicts the Central Government’s statement, which says travel between provinces will be allowed in Phase 3 of deeescalation.
Marín also believes “Andalucia is ready to move to Phase 2,” despite the fact that neither Malaga or Granada have entered Phase 1 yet. “The sooner Andalucia can open up, the quicker the tourism sector can recuperate in the region,” he said. “In the best case scenario, the sector can recuperate around 30-40 per cent activity thanks to national tourism, which usually accounts for 67 per cent at this time of year.” However, Andalucia’s tourism sector is likely to see around “103,000 jobs losses” this season, he added.