UK citizens can travel to Spain from Sunday without facing quarantine, Spain’s foreign minister has announced.
Spain had threatened to impose a quarantine on UK visitors if the UK imposed a quarantine on Spanish citizens travelling to the UK.
However, the Spanish government appears to have rowed back, now inviting UK citizens to visit.
Those travelling from the UK will need to register to allow the Spanish government to trace them.
Spain’s Foreign Minister, Arancha Gonzalez said: “We will allow British visitors just like the rest of the EU to come to Spain freely and without the need for quarantine. There will be a triple-check for their origin, temperature and we’ll ask everyone to register so we can trace them.”
Tourism generates 12% of Spain’s GDP and supports 2.6 million jobs.
In Spain’s Balearic and Canary Islands, however, the dependence on tourism jumps to over 30% of their economies.
Competing with other European countries that are similarly desperate to fill their hotels, museums and tourist sites, Spain’s government announced a 4.2 billion euro aid package for its tourism industry on Thursday.