Prudent but hopeful in Calpe

Prudent but but hopeful in Calpe
SUMMER SEASON: Hotels are already beginning to open Photo credit: Calpe town hall

ANA SALA, Calpe’s mayor, recently tackled the issue of safe tourism.

Talking to the local Spanish media as the second Covid summer approaches, Sala prudently suggested that frontiers should not open “just like that.”

The mayor stressed that foreign tourists needed to arrive with guarantees “like PCR tests or a Covid passport” and said that the central government should take steps to ensure that these would be mandatory.


It was vital not to waste everything that had been accomplished during the pandemic and to make certain that tourism was not affected by more coronavirus outbreaks.

“With regard to tourism we cannot turn back, we cannot lose all that we have achieved,” Sala added, emphasising that the Covid incidence in other parts of Spain was still worrying, particularly in the north.

“Apart from a few outbreaks there has been practically no third wave in the Valencian Community and we are advancing with mass vaccinations,” the mayor said.

Sala admitted that the international situation and the proliferation of new variants were a cause for concern but was still optimistic regarding the summer season.

Hotels that closed last October were beginning to open and she was hopeful that by late June hotels would be “as near as possible” to 100 per cent occupancy, while allowing for pandemic restrictions.

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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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