Spain will open its borders to all vaccinated travelers from around the world on Monday. “Spain is a safe destination,” said Health Minister Carolina Darias. She added that the country was “in the process of reclaiming its global leadership in tourism.”
European travelers, who require a negative RT-PCR test to enter Spain, will now be allowed to enter with a cheaper antigen test.
Spain is trying to revive its pandemic-battered economy, which is heavily dependent on tourism.
The UK, which sends the largest number of tourists to Spain, is yet to remove the country from its at-risk list. British travelers would still have to quarantine after visiting Spain.
Malaga airport is expecting 20 flights from Europe, including cities like Berlin, Frankfurt, Lille and London. Cruise boats will also be allowed in Spanish ports from Monday.
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