The will of the Spanish Executive is that the country “move forward with the decision to lift the quarantine”
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, said Thursday that the British government has given a deadline of ten days for the review of the quarantine imposed on travellers from Spain and announced that the government has already presented safe tourist corridors with the aim of lifting it earlier.
“They have given us a period of ten days for the review,” said the minister in an interview on Onda Cero collected by Europa Press, in which she assured that this is a “temporary” measure that she hopes will be lifted after presenting the safe tourist corridors.
However, Maroto has pointed out that the will of the Spanish Executive is that the United Kingdom “advance that decision”, since the epidemiological data of holiday areas where the British usually travel are “with low risk” and even “better” than the United Kingdom, as is the case of the Canary Islands , the Balearic Islands, the Valencian Community or Andalusia.
Maroto has criticized that the British Government’s criteria for imposing quarantine on Spanish travelers was based on the cumulative incidence throughout Spain and not by area or according to the incidents in the national health system, which according to Maroto “currently has no pressure” and, as has been argued, only three autonomous communities concentrate more than 70% of all cases.
“There are very important tourist areas in our country, such as the islands, Andalusia, the north or the Valencian Community with very low rates of infection,” she insisted. For this reason, she has assured that the Government has intensified relations with the United Kingdom by transferring “the entire epidemiological situation by area”.
The minister acknowledged that the government is “concerned”, but continues to work to have a tourist season that he anticipates “difficult” but hopes that they respond to the efforts made by the sector to position Spain as a “safe destination”.