SPAIN has lifted its travel ban on Italy, which makes a July return of Ryanair and easyJet flights to the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca more likely.
The news was announced today (May 19) by the Spanish government, but anybody who gets in by plane or sea will have to go into 14 days of self-isolation under the country’s quarantine rules.
The move though is seen as another positive signal following the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, especially involving two of the key European countries to have suffered the most during the coronavirus crisis.
Ryanair has said that they plan to resume a reduced schedule in July, and they have many links to key Italian centres like Milan and Rome from Alicante-Elche and Malaga airports, used by holidaymakers and business people.
Vueling and easyJet also have extensive services between Italy and Spain, with Malaga an especially popular destination for Italians during the summer.
There are many issues still to be resolved over health and safety as the embattled air travel industry tries to rebuild, but the Spanish government news does come as a psychological boost as the country continues its recovery.