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Spain hopes to attract 45 million travellers as vaccinated Europeans allowed to travel – Baltic News Network – News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia

In the Mediterranean region, Spain has opened its borders to all guests vaccinated against Covid-19 from Monday, June 7. Madrid also seeks tourism would boost its economy, which suffered a heavy blow from the health emergency of Covid-19 in 2020, French news agency AFP and UK news portal 24Matins report.

Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias stated: «Spain is a safe destination». Darias added that the country was «in the process of reclaiming its global leadership in tourism».

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Before non-vaccinated Europeans, who were allowed to enter Spain with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to travel. From Monday, they are able to take a cheaper antigen test instead.

As the Spanish economy depends significantly on tourism from abroad and took a hit in 2020 from the Covid-19 pandemic, it was one of the Western economies worst hit by the pandemic, seeing a 10.8 percent fall in its GDP in 2020. Seeking a speedy recovery,…

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