One of the sectors hit most hard in Marbella and the Costa del Sol during the Covid-19 pandemic is tourism. So far the only thing we could guarantee on this summer was the sunshine, as there has been a huge question mark over if and when the boarders would open for international holiday makers. Over the weekend the Prime Minster Pedro Sanchez made an announcement that finally answered our question as he declared that Spain will be open from July and suggested to foreign tourists they should start planning their holidays. Regarding the 14 day quarantine currently imposed on overseas arrivals this will be lifted from 1st July.
Spain receives over 80 million tourists per year and the PM reached out for an international consensus on free movement to those countries where the majority of these numbers come from; the UK, Portugal, France and Germany. The foreign minister Arancha González said on her twitter account that the 'hardest part is behind us' and that 'health conditions will be guaranteed for visitors.' The government also plan to find an agreement with countries in the Schengen area.