Coronavirus: Spain welcomes the tourists back emergency ends

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The reopening of the popular tourist destinations is crucial for the economy of Spain


Spain has lifted its state of emergency, the reopening of its borders for visitors from most of Europe and help British tourists in without having to quarantine.

For three months, Spain has been under one of the European countries the most difficult lock to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has warned that hygiene controls must be strictly adhered to, in spite of the decline.

Spain Covid-19 dead stands at the 28,322 – the third highest in the EU.

The state of emergency was declared on 14 March, and for several weeks, people could not get out to exercise, and the children were not allowed to leave their homes for any reason.

Spain normally attracts about 80 million tourists per year, with tourism providing more than 12% of the country’s GDP.

The opening of the holiday market again before the summer season, it is considered to be crucial for the Spanish economy.


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The media legendArancha González Laya: “Columbia, the visitors can come freely and without the need for the quarantine “

The arrivals will have their temperature taken at the airport, of the state, if they have contracted the virus and provide contact details. Spain is opening up again for the rest of the EU and the Schengen countries outside the EU.

And now, the Spanish can once again enjoy traveling freely in their own country.

But the social distance rules remain in place: people have to stay 1.5 m (5 ft) of distance in public, wear masks in the shops and public transport, where the rule cannot always be kept, and wash hands frequently.

“We must stay on our guard and strictly follow the hygiene and protection measures “, said Mr. Sánchez.

He warned of the risk of a second coronavirus wave “, which must be avoided at all costs.”

Spain at the land border with Portugal remains closed until the 1st of July, at Portugal’s request.

British-owned properties

The Minister of foreign affairs Arancha Gonzalez Laya told the BBC that there would be two more weeks of quarantine for British tourists. Spain is still in discussions as to whether the united KINGDOM to do the same.

But she said Spain was “out of respect for the 400 000 British citizens who have second residences in Spain” and who are “dying to take advantage” of them.

In recent weeks, Spain has been progressively relaxing the restrictions, like its neighbours of the EU, the reopening of businesses and public spaces such as parks.

Guillermo Umbria, Madrid resident, said the end of the state of emergency was ” very positive for society in general “. “We should try to get back to normal as soon as possible, because the economic crisis is going to be very shocking for everyone. In particular, for many sectors, such as hotels, tourism. “

France goes back to school

In France, millions of children prepare to return to school on Monday, for the last few weeks before the summer holidays, after having spent about three months at home.

The Classes are re-opening for all students in primary and secondary schools until the age of 15 years, but there has been limited attendance by some groups of children over the last few weeks.

France is also the re-opening of cinemas from Monday, and stages of team sports.

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During this time, in Italy, the long-awaited Serie A football matches were resumed on Saturday, after three months of coronavirus of the judgment.

According to the latest official figures, Italy death is 34,610 – the second largest in Europe after the united KINGDOM 42,461 – France and the toll is 29,633. The figures should be considered with some caution, however, that countries differ in the way they calculate the death of Covid-19.

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