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Spain's opening up to foreign tourism depends on agreements between countries. Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, announced Saturday reopening of foreign tourism to Spain in July. He did not specify an exact date and did not mention the requirements for human access, which should only come from a 'safe zone'.

In the announcement by Sánchez, every detail about the measures was missing, but in this case it was the least. The most important thing was to counteract a series of reports that had hit tourism in recent weeks. Especially the announcement of the mandatory quarantine - still in force - for travelers coming from other countries. This measure was understood to mean that foreign tourists were not welcome and weakened the efforts of major tour operators preparing to return to Spain. For example, Sánchez clearly stated in a speech on Saturday that the country is ready for tourism to Spain and to receive travelers again.

The president invited the sector to prepare to resume their activity in a few days. Work is underway on the possibility of creating safe tourist corridors for the recovery of the sector and the reactivation of tourist destinations. Of course, the good news comes with a few buts. Something to be expected this time. The executive does not want this opening of borders to take place prematurely and on a large scale without first taking the necessary guarantees to prevent the pandemic as a result of the importation of infections from abroad.

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