Spain’s Tourism Minister Reyes Marotto mentioned that regardless of the sharp improve within the coronavirus an infection charge, Spain expects to have a comparatively passable 40 million overseas vacationers this yr.
Following a file of 83.7 million in 2019, the variety of overseas visitors dropped to 19 million final yr because of the pandemic and worldwide journey restrictions.
Maroto emphasised that the pandemic shouldn’t be over and it is very important keep vigilant, however because of the progress made in vaccination, this summer time can’t be in contrast with final yr. The Minister of Tourism emphasised that the an infection charge could rise, however the variety of hospitalized sufferers is not going to rise.
“There is no such thing as a cause to panic,” she concluded. She welcomed the UK’s choice that passengers do not need to be quarantined after coming back from trip after July 19. Reuters reminded that the British are the most important group of overseas visitors in Spain.
However, Germany included Spain within the checklist of danger areas and took measures associated to quarantine after residents returned to their nation. Spain just lately recorded 199.45 instances per 100,000 inhabitants in 7 days, rating amongst European international locations with the best an infection charge in Europe.
To date, many of the infections in these 7 days have been recorded in Catalonia, with 448 instances, and restrictions on nightlife and different actions have been introduced.
Native authorities spokesman Patricia Plaja mentioned yesterday that each one services, together with eating places, bars, cultural and sports activities services, have to be closed half an hour after midnight, and the measure will take impact tomorrow or the day after.
Private and non-private gatherings of greater than ten folks may even be prohibited, and seashores and plazas shall be closed from half an hour after midnight to 6 within the morning. A spokesperson for the Catalan authorities acknowledged that a few of these measures have to be permitted by the Excessive Courtroom as a result of they violate the fundamental rights of residents.