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Travel restrictions live: Spain to reopen to tourists in July

Spain will reopen to international tourism from July, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday.

In a televised address the Spanish leader said: “From now, foreign tourists can plan their vacations in our country.”

“We will guarantee that tourists will not run any risks and they will not bring us any risks,” he continued. “There will be no opposing forces between health and business. Spanish tourism will now have two hallmarks: environmental sustainability and health safety.”

Spain is emerging from one of the strictest lockdowns in the world. The country is moving towards the next phase of easing restrictions, with businesses able to open next week. La Liga, the football league, will restart on June 8. 

As it stands British travellers would not be able to visit Spain for a holiday, as the Foreign Office still advises against all but essential travel. It also remains to be seen whether the UK’s own quarantine policy will still be in place come July. It is set to be introduced on June 8.

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