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WTM Virtual: Viva España! Spain looks ahead to welcoming Brits back in 2021

Spain has everything in place to welcome back holidaymakers to its sun-soaked islands in the New Year.

Javier Piñanes, director of the Spanish Tourist Office in the UK, released a statement saying the country was more equipped than ever to control the virus and receive tourists - with safety being their top priority. He praised his government’s response to the pandemic and said the travel industry had made a huge effort to adapt quickly during a challenging year.

While Spain has been badly affected by the coronavirus and currently going through a second wave, the Canary Islands have recorded low infection numbers. The UK’s second lockdown that came into force on November 5 included a travel ban, which would impact the archipelago’s tourism season until the ban is lifted at some point after the second lockdown ends on December 2. 

Mr Piñanes said: “It is unfortunate that the UK entered into a second national lockdown before the Canaries could really capitalise on the surge in demand, however the more regionalised approach taken to establish this travel corridor bodes well for Spanish destinations with lower case rates.

“Our outlook for the next year is an optimistic one as we are now more equipped than ever to control the virus and receive tourists with their safety being our highest priority. 

“The Spanish government, together with the regional authorities, local councils, tourism municipalities and other bodies will continue to work intensely to control the virus and reinforce the image of Spain as a safe destination.”

For more information visit https://www.spain.info/en/.


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