Another European country refused to let tourists on its beaches without evidence of “covid-safety”, in fact, going against the general trend to cancel the pandemic, thereby ruining the rest of thousands of tourists, destroying their hopes. We are talking about Spain – the country suddenly extended the vaccine qualification for at least a month – until June 15th. This spoiled the holiday for thousands of tourists – primarily Europeans and the British, who expected to spend their holidays at the beginning of summer on the beaches of the kingdom without any covid barriers.
The reason is that the Spanish authorities have become concerned about the level of infection with the coronavirus. Spain has recorded 66,000 new cases of Covid in the last 7 days, according to the World Health Organization, compared to the UK, whose tourists rush to Spanish beaches, the number is higher – almost 77,000 in a week.
And they are afraid to let infected tourists into the country. Evidence of vaccination or other covid-safety is still required for entry. At the same time, tourists from third countries clearly require a confirmation of vaccination or a certificate of recovery recognized by the European Union. Adolescents from 12 to 18 years old are allowed to enter by PCR test. For travelers from the EU or EEA, a vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result is required 72-48 hours prior to arrival in Spain.
Experts note that in this way, Spain may once again lose in the competition – while other countries give up and remove the anti-covid rules. Of the European resort countries, Greece and Cyprus have already done this – letting tourists in without any pandemic requirements.