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US News Go to Spain becomes more and more difficult for French tourists

15:45  28 july  2021
15:45  28 july  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Spain decided red list classified almost all parts of herxagon, complicating again More from French tourists.

Thursday, July 8, 2021, on the Plateau de France 2 under the program The four truths of Telematin, Clément Beaune, Secretary of State for European Affairs within the Government, has held to the French a "Council of CAUTION ".

worried about the rise of Cases of Variant Delta, he had recommended "those who have not yet reserved their holidays to avoid Spain and Portugal" because of the important traffic of the Variant Delta on these territories.

A negative test of less than 24 hours to return to France since Spain

recommendations that have not been slow to turn into restrictive measures in order to stop the spread of the virus.

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Since July 12, the non-vaccinated travelers arriving from Spain must have a PCR or antigenic test of less than 24 hours to penetrate the French soil. A measure that also concerns Portugal.

Almost all regions of France classified on Red List by Spain

The Spanish Government, worried of the COVID-19 cases explosion in several French departments , also decided to take restrictive measures, On July 19, first, placing on his List Red three French regions:

Île-de-France, Occitania, the southern region.

Since July 26, the government has made the decision to rank in red almost all of the hexagon, with the exception of Burgundy-Franche-Comté and Center-Val de Loire.

Overseas areas are also classified on red list for several weeks.

What are the health restrictions related to the coronavirus in effect to visit Spain?

Until now, only a form to be completed was requested by the authorities to travel in Spain. "Any passenger to go to Spain by plane or boat must complete an form personal and non-transferable". An official document that will then give access to a QR code to present during the health check put in place at the airport.

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For people from French regions classified in green, the rules do not change.

Attention, if you are domiciled in a region classified on the green list established by Spain but that you must go through a classified region in red, you will have to present one of the documents of the sanitary pass.

Traveling in Spain: what changes for people from the regions classified in red

Travelers from red regions will have to present at least one of the documents of the European Pass European :

proof of complete vaccination (You have to have received its second dose at least 14 days before its stay), a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours, a negative antigenic test of less than 48 hours, the proof of an immunity of at least 11 days. A new blow for Tourism

This is a new blow for the tourism sector in Spain, already hard hit by the sketch.

European destination appreciated by the French for the holidays, the country recorded a decline in sightseeing 77% in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the report of the National Institute of Statistics.

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In early February, Pedro Sánchez, Premier Spanish, declared on the occasion of the 113rd Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization:

Only mass vaccination will open the path to the normality we all desire. The government is working to vaccinate at the highest rate possible to reach the end of the summer with 70% vaccinated, which will allow Spain to be progressively better prepared to receive international tourists.

If these statements left only hope for a 2021 "normal" summer, Spain had finally lifted the state of emergency on May 9 after more than 6 months of drastic restrictions. "The country can not afford to relive a summer like last year," said Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés at the World Voyage and Tourism Council (WTTC).

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