SPAIN’S Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca are to welcome back UK tourists as soon as possible.
That’s the hope of the country’s Foreign Minister, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, in an interview that she gave with the BBC today (May 20).
The key rider was that the move would only happen when it was safe to do so, and she could not give any timeline involving the normal summer high season.
Gonzalez Laya stated that: “We want to make sure when the tourists arrive again, they can continue to experience the amazing stay in Spain, whether they love sports or culture or cuisine or simply like our weather.
“But we want to make sure that at this moment, when every country is suffering from this pandemic, we can provide them with a safe and healthy experience – that’s top of our priorities right now.”
The Foreign Minister kept emphasising that health was the number one priority and stated that a two-week quarantine imposed by Spain on travellers arriving in the country would hopefully be relaxed ahead of the international tourist market restarting.
“The moment we feel that the virus is under control, we will replace quarantine with other measures at the border,” she added.