Spain intends to open borders for tourists in late June after lockdown restrictions in connection with the coronavirus are lifted in the country. The Minister of Transport of Spain, Jose Luis Abalos stated this, as Reuters reports.
Last week, Madrid introduced a two-week quarantine for all travelers and actually kept the borders closed, saying that this was necessary to avoid a second wave of coronavirus infection.
But this step was to be temporary, and the Minister of Transport announced that it would be stopped in parallel with the permission to travel within Spain, whose regions relax restrictions at different stages.
According to the minister, as soon as the Spaniards can go to other provinces, foreigners will have the opportunity to come to Spain.
Tourism accounts for more than 12% of the Spanish economy, and from the end of June, the country is going to resume tourism.
The Bank of Spain said that due to the epidemic, health services were seriously stressed and hit the economy, which could fall by 12.4% this year.
Unemployment rose sharply in March and April; the number of people dependent on benefits reached a record 5.2 million.
As we reported before, Ukraine is liberal-minded toward the opening of the borders but it will consider the experience of partners and real situation with the pandemic in the territory of Ukraine