Overseas visitors have begun arriving in Spain once more as the country reopens its borders and the three-month state of emergency declared in response to the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end.
As the second most-visited country in the world, Spain is desperate to reactivate its vital tourism sector as soon as possible. The government has launched a publicity campaign called Spain for Sure in an effort to reassure visitors and fire up the industry, which makes up about 12% of the country’s GDP.
Spain opened its borders to EU countries and others also in the Schengen area on Sunday. Visitors from so-called third countries will be allowed back to Spain from 1 July, and Portugal will open its land border with the country on the same day.