US News COVID-19: In Spain, "All vaccinated persons will be welcome" from June 7
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Welcome... if you have received your doses. The country, the second world tourist destination before the pandemic, will let in its territory enter from June 7 "all vaccinated persons", regardless of their country of origin. This is announced by Friday
"From June 7, all vaccinated persons and their families will be welcome in our country, Spain, regardless of their country of origin," said the Prime Minister during an intervention at the International Exhibition FITUR tourism.
The British, which provide normally the first tourist contingent in Spain, will be allowed to come freely from Monday, while only the trips considered "essential" were allowed so far. They can do it "without restrictions and without sanitary requirements", and "they will not have to submit to sanitary controls," added Pedro Sanchez, without specifying if that meant that British tourists would not have to present a Negative PCR test when they arrived in Spain as is the case for all travelers arriving in the country.
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The Government has set itself the objective of reaching the mark of the 20 million first doses injected on May 15, then 30 million a month later © Geoffroy van der Hasselt / AFP the first Minister, Jean Castex, addresses the press during a visit to the Vaccinodrome of the Porte de Versailles, in Paris, May 15, 2021.
Nevertheless, Spain is still part of the countries considered at risk by London, which requires its nationals to quarantine on their return and a PCR test.
Objective: 45 million foreign tourists
This lifting of restrictions concerns a total of ten countries outside the European Union, whose residents had so far had the right to come to Spain as for essential travel, including Australia, the new -Zeeland, Israel, China or Japan.
Spain,before the pandemic of Covid-19, hopes to attract in 2021 about half less than before the epidemic. The British represented before the the first contingent of foreign visitors, with 18 million tourists in 2019. Their return on the beaches of the Costa del Sol, among others, is crucial for Spain, which pulled 14% its tourism GDP before the pandemic.
As for the entrances of residents of the countries of the European Union, they have never been limited, but these visitors must have a negative PCR test.
COVID-19: Switzerland will relax its sanitary restrictions faster than expected .
© provided by the Parisien the Parisian Switzerland relaxes a little more. The Government of Berne announced on Wednesday a "more important than expected" relaxation of its sanitary measures against COVID. It thus provides for the upcoming reopening of restaurants inside and the lifting of the quarantine for people vaccinated .