Spain to welcome tourists in July but Brits may not be allowed in

Spain has said it will reopen for foreign tourists in July, but it remains unclear if Brits will be allowed in.

The country has been one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus in Europe, declaring a State of Emergency on March 14.

Spain has largely kept its borders closed for foreign travellers but that could soon change, according to the country's prime minister.

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To boost the economy, Pedro Sanchez has encouraged Spaniards to start planning their vacations for late June inside Spain.

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He said: "Come July, we will allow the arrival of foreign tourists to Spain under safe conditions.

"We will guarantee that tourists are not at risk and that they don't represent a risk."

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However, reports suggest the reopening of the Spanish tourism sector may not be straight-forward.

Spanish newspaper El Pais said the country will have to do 'deals' with other countries if overseas tourism is to restart.

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They write: "Sources from the Spanish government hope that these deals will be done on a European level and not between states, although time is running short and it looks difficult that free movement within the European Union can be restored so soon."

A Transportation Ministry spokesperson said: "Work is taking place on the possibility of creating safe tourist corridors so that the sector can recover and tourist destinations can be reactivated."

Under the UK government's rules, anyone arriving in the UK from abroad must self-isolate for 14 days and be fined if they fail to self-isolate.

They are also advising against all but essential travel.

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