Ray of hope for Spanish tourism as Germany announces more focused travel warnings

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TUI flights to Canaries
OPTIMISTIC: The Canary Island government hopes other tour operators will follow TUI’s lead. CREDIT: Gobierno de Canarias Noticias

THERE is a small ray of hope for the pandemic hammered Spanish tourism sector as Germany announces it will be introducing more focused travel warnings from the beginning of October.

The German generalised recommendation against all but essential travel to some 160 countries due to the risk of Covid-19 infection will be lifted on September 30, government spokesperson Martina Fiez announced on Wednesday.

From then on the Foreign Ministry will analyse the virus situation in each country and issue specific warnings for nations and for regions.

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Fiez said the German Cabinet’s decision will affect 160 countries currently on the list of risk zones, among them Spain.

Given the importance of the German market to Spanish tourism, the drop in the number of visitors from the northern European country this summer has been a tough blow, especially to regions like Catalonia and the Canary and Balearic Islands.


Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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