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European countries that impose restrictions on travel to or return from Spain

The news regarding the outbreaks of COVID-19 in Spain in recent weeks have brought back the mobility restrictions between our country and some European countries.

The most prominent case is that of the British government. The country has decreed that travelers from Spain will be subjected to fifteen days of mandatory home quarantine before being able to move freely again.

For its part, Spain is in talks with the British government to try to exempt travelers from the Balearic and Canary Islands, where the influence of the coronavirus is lower.

This could be a serious blow to tourism. For Spain, the United Kingdom is the first country with the highest number of tourists to Spain and, in turn, they are the ones who spend the most.

TUI, Europe's largest tour operator, has suspended its holiday programs in Spain until August 7, with the exception of the Balearic and Canary Islands.

On the other hand, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and Finland have also imposed some kind of restriction for travelers coming from Spain, while France has recommended not to travel to our country.

For many British tourists, the measure taken has caught them by surprise in Spain, who have shown their anger considering that safety and hygiene measures are stricter here than in the UK.

According to the World Health Organization, the United Kingdom is the European country with the highest number of cases (298,000). Spain has 272,000 since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition, the United Kingdom ranks third in the world in the number of deaths due to COVID-19 (45,677) while Spain has more than 28,000. You can consult the pandemic figures at this link.

The problem comes from the number of positives detected in recent days. WHO data indicate that last Sunday Spain added 2,255 new cases in 24 hours while the British Isles reported 768.

Via: travel manager magazine

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