Spain holidays could resume in May amid success of Spanish Covid vaccine rollout

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Spain holidays have been given a boost today with news of the country’s reopening. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, has said she thinks Spain will be able to open up to tourists again in May. She estimates that 40 percent of the population will have received the vaccine by then.

“When we have that percentage of vaccination in spring, we will be in a position to begin the reopening of our destinations in line with what we are working on in the European Union,” Maroto assured.

Under the current vaccination plan, around 30 to 40 percent of the population will be vaccinated by spring.

By the end of summer, around 70 percent of Spaniards should have had their jab.

The minister explained the reopening of tourism would have to be done “in a consensual way.”

This was how Spain proceeded last year when the country opened on July 1, 2020.

The Director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, reported on Monday that over the weekend 11,958 cases and 298 deaths were registered in Spain.

The incidence fell to 142 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a drop of six points compared to last Friday.

Britons are currently banned from entering Spain – this is due to end on March 16.

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