Spain opens its borders to international tourism: what you should know

After the last phases of deconfinement following months of lockdown, we’ve reached what we now call the new normal. Its arrival means the lifting of restrictions and the reopening of borders, among other things. Consequently, Spain has already begun to receive the first tourists from abroad, ready to enjoy its sun and beaches.

Although initially the entry of travellers from outside our country was going to require spending at least 15 days in quarantine, in the end the government decided to relax these measures and make their stay easier. So, if you’re thinking of spending your holidays on the Costa del Sol and want to know about the requirements you need to meet, we give you all the answers in the following lines.

Malaga airport is already receiving international flights

On May 24, Malaga airport was selected as one of the first 13 Spanish airports authorised to receive international flights. In addition, its port, along with those of Barcelona, Bilbao, Las Palmas, Mallorca, Tenerife, Valencia and Vigo, became one of the maritime entry points to our country for travellers from other countries.

Following the recommendations of the European Commission, restrictions on movement between member states of the European Union have gradually been lifted. In Spain, the first pilot tests are carried out on the islands with the arrival of German tourists, whose only entry requirement, for the moment, will be to spend more than five nights in their destination and comply with a medical protocol.

Following the recommendations of the European Commission, restrictions on movement between member states of the European Union have gradually been lifted. In Spain, the first pilot tests are carried out on the islands with the arrival of German tourists, whose only entry requirement, for the moment, will be to spend more than five nights in their destination and comply with a medical protocol.

Initiatives of the Regional Government of Andalusia for the safety of all

Notwithstanding the safety regulations already set by the central government, the Regional Government of Andalusia has also risen to the challenge and developed a series of initiatives aimed at guaranteeing your wellbeing and safety when you visit its beaches. With a plan based on transparency and accessibility, you’ll have quick and clear access to all the information you need when you need it.

Thus, in order for you to access the beaches with complete peace of mind, councils have had to work with the Andalusian government on a contingency plan which shows their preparedness. In this regard, the Regional Government has developed an app with which you can check the status of the beaches in real time, so before going, you can find out whether the capacity and the rest of the conditions necessary for bathing are ideal.

Furthermore, the “Andalucía Segura” (Safe Andalusia) label has been launched and will be available to businesses of all sectors. When you see it, you’ll have the guarantee they’re complying with all the WHO recommendations in order to avoid infections and to protect the safety of their clients.

Furthermore, the “Andalucía Segura” (Safe Andalusia) label has been launched and will be available to businesses of all sectors. When you see it, you’ll have the guarantee they’re complying with all the WHO recommendations in order to avoid infections and to protect the safety of their clients.

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