This means that 22 million of Spaniards (47% of the population) will be allowed to gather in groups up to 15 people to visit their relatives and friends in nursing homes, where there are infected with coronavirus. Restaurants will be able to take customers inside their premises, this was only open terrace. Classes will begin in educational institutions for children up to 6 years, whose parents went to work in offices. On a voluntary basis in classes will be able to return students who complete the required course (roughly equivalent to 9 class of the Russian school), the undergraduate or professional education. In addition, centers are opening exams to universities. Also earn shopping centers, will be removed some restrictions from hotels, open beaches and pools. The first visitors will take the theaters and cinemas. Removed time limit of sports on the street, you are allowed to go on hunting and fishing.
But more important than that. Madrid, Barcelona and several provinces of Castile and Leon were finally allowed to proceed to the second stage (phase 1). This happened with a delay of two weeks. But the fact that in these territories the situation in the health sector began to meet government requirements, allowed Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to declare the willingness of Spain to start taking foreign tourists in July.
Many foreign media interpreted this as the fact that July 1, foreigners will be able to begin to come to the Iberian Kingdom. However, local journalists have paid attention that the head of the government did not give specific dates. Even if those provinces where the exit from the quarantine goes according to plan, will complete this process on 22 June, Madrid and Barcelona will come out of it not before 6 July. And then, if not there will be another delay. This means that a significant part of the territory of Spain will remain inaccessible to foreign tourists. So, planes from Russia before the pandemic took only seven Spanish airports: Madrid, Barcelona, Girona, Alicante, Malaga, Mallorca and Tenerife. The largest, the main hubs are the first two – Barajas and El Prat, and their work will be somewhat limited until the end of the quarantine. In conditions of this uncertainty, airlines are in no hurry to announce the resumption of regular flights. Moreover, until June 15, air and sea borders Spain are closed by order of the Ministry of interior of the Kingdom. Besides while in the country the mode of state of emergency (“alarm”), all arriving in Spain must undergo a two-week quarantine. He was recently extended until June 7, but this issue can be put to a vote in Parliament more than once.
the Situation should provide some insight after the meeting of the Interterritorial Council on tourism. As z��believed in Moncloa, this will happen in the coming days.
it Should be noted that tourism revenues are one of the main items of the budget Spain. Last year there were about 90 million foreigners, mostly from Britain and Germany. In 2020 the industry, according to experts, can receive 92 billion euros. The sooner Spain will open their borders to tourists from other countries, the more losses will be avoided.
the Spaniards, traditionally going on vacation in July and August this year rather skeptical about the possibility to spend a holiday by the sea. According to surveys, about half of the respondents decided to cancel my plans for this summer because of the coronavirus, some fear for their health, others do not have enough funds (more than 900 thousand people became unemployed due to the quarantine measures imposed March 14).
However, in the summer, the Spaniards will still be an outlet. From June 8, according to Sanchez, the country will resume the football matches, fans of this sport are almost all the inhabitants of the Kingdom.