Spain ‘safe’ for tourists despite virus spike in some parts, says Govt.

Published: Updated:
Enable Read mode
100% Font Size

Spain remains a “safe” destination for tourists despite a worrying rise in coronavirus infections in some parts of the country, the government insisted on Tuesday.

The remarks came after Britain reimposed a 14-day quarantine on anyone arriving from Spain, and France and Germany warned against travel to certain parts of the country following a spike in cases.


For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page.

“We want to send a clear message of confidence in our country,” said government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero after the weekly cabinet meeting.

Read more:

Coronavirus: Spain to allow UK tourists to visit without need for quarantine

Global air traffic won’t return to pre-coronavirus crisis level before 2024: IATA

“We are a secure destination that has made preparations and strengthened itself to deal with the virus and any outbreaks.”

One of Spain’s strengths is the quality of its healthcare system, she said.

“One proof that it is working well is that the regions are detecting cases early and activating isolation and containment measures,” Montero said, indicating that half of the cases diagnosed were asymptomatic.

“All the figures demonstrate the situation is good in most of the country, where the regional authorities have only registered a low incidence of the illness.”

For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app

Top Content Trending