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We're all going on a Covid Spanish Holiday

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Discobar Mon 25-May-20 15:26:20

Spain, the world's second most visited country, has announced it will lift its two-week quarantine rule on arriving overseas visitors from 1 July.

Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said the "worst was behind us".

"In July we will gradually open Spain to international tourists, lift the quarantine, ensure the highest standards of health safety," she tweeted.

Earlier, Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto called on tourists to start booking holidays for July.

Earlier this month, EU officials promised thatsummer is not cancelledin Europe.

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Patch23042 Mon 25-May-20 20:49:24

I’m sensing you think it seems optimistic OP - and I agree. I also wonder whether tourists would get the full holiday experience in July. “Gradually” is open to interpretation too.

Discobar Mon 25-May-20 21:33:32

Agreed with you and I'm worried flight/hotel insurance companies are going to be really difficult with July claims/postponements too

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Mbc124 Mon 25-May-20 22:13:53

We were due to go in Aug but have changed it to next year.

ssd Mon 25-May-20 22:15:24

It's not open to UK visitors.

ACautionaryTale Mon 25-May-20 22:16:53

It will be since we’re a massive spend In their economy

Changeisneeded Mon 25-May-20 22:17:31

I was due to go on the 1st July but my flight has been cancelled and so I fear I have lost the hotel cost as a result.

EasterIssland Mon 25-May-20 22:17:38

Who said it’s not @ssd? Afaik it’s opened to anyone from 1st of July

Lemonylemony Mon 25-May-20 22:18:54

It's not open to UK visitors

Well it is, technically, we’ll just have to use up an extra 2 wks annual leave to self-isolate when we get back.

Hadenoughfornow Mon 25-May-20 22:19:21

I don't fancy handing over a large sum of money for a Covid holiday.

And don't fancy 14 day quarantine when returning.

I'll cut my losses this year and spend my money in UK instead.

ssd Mon 25-May-20 22:25:08

I think I've got it mixed up with Greece

EasterIssland Mon 25-May-20 22:43:05

@ssd Greece opens as well in the coming weeks (so does Iceland and Italy )

ssd Mon 25-May-20 22:45:20

I thought Greece wasn't open to the UK or the USA

EasterIssland Mon 25-May-20 22:47:35

You might be right , not sure whether uk counts as eu or not at the moment.
Greece to Reopen Borders for EU Travellers From July 1. The Hellenic government has decided to open its borders for tourists from the Schengen zone, the European Union and Israel, from mid-June or July 1 the latest, as the number of Coronavirus infection cases has started to decrease

EasterIssland Mon 25-May-20 22:50:55

My comments is because uk is out of eu but meant to have same rules as any other country TIL end of year

Likethebattle Mon 25-May-20 22:53:04

They can’t afford not to open.

maddy68 Mon 25-May-20 22:55:57

Masks are and will be compulsory. Not really the traditional holiday that most will look forward to.

BillieEilish Mon 25-May-20 23:01:45

I live here, we are on lockdown hmm not sure at all that you'll be able to come, or if you'd want to.

Nothing is open. Nothing. I think the country will be open to some tourists but not all. I don't think UK. I really don't.

BillieEilish Mon 25-May-20 23:04:09

I am not allowed to travel outside my province, not sure how tourists are going to negotiate that. 1,000 euro fine or prison... no, I don't think so. The things you read in the press, so very different to the reality grin

Patch23042 Mon 25-May-20 23:05:42

It means that people won’t get refunds I suppose, because it’s not actually cancelled. So, I suppose it’s stay here and take the financial hit .....or go, and accept holiday-lite.

BillieEilish Mon 25-May-20 23:11:16

I think that must be it @Patch23042 it's an excuse for not paying for a cancelled holiday.

The lockdown was 'lifted' today in some places, to the same level of English lockdown at the height of CV.

I believe this is a ploy by airlines.

EasterIssland Mon 25-May-20 23:14:56

@BillieEilish Sánchez has announced today that from 1st of July it’ll be opened to visitors so by then things will be opened. Moreover they’ve also said they’re willing to reduce to phases instead of 2 week each so looks likely the estado de alarma will be finished by end of June on time for the opening borders.

BillieEilish Mon 25-May-20 23:20:00

Well, my communal pool is not opening this summer, and I believe this does not include visitors from UK. Fench and Germans perhaps. But, fair enough, go ahead!

Sanchez is quite clear on the horrific behaviour of Brits in Benidorm at the beginning of the lockdown and we have not all been sitting inside with out DC's for TEN WEEKS for nothing.

EasterIssland Mon 25-May-20 23:21:40

Sorry it wasn’t Sánchez who announced it but ministra de asuntos exteriores

My local pools are opened I believe as of today (phase 2)

Bathroom12345 Mon 25-May-20 23:23:54

I think this quarantine into the UK won’t last very long. Air bridges with places like Italy, Greece and Spain will be agreed mid July methinks

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