Quarantine for foreign arrivals lifted from July 1

Spanish government want to "gradually reactivate international tourism"

Tourists strolling down La Rambla in Barcelona (ACN)
Tourists strolling down La Rambla in Barcelona (ACN) / ACN

ACN | Madrid

May 25, 2020 04:13 PM

The Spanish government will lift the quarantine requirement for travelers arriving in Spain from July 1

Foreign minister Arancha González Laya made the announcement following a meeting between various ministers on the reactivation of the Spanish tourism sector.

"From July onwards, we will gradually reactivate international tourism, lift the quarantine and ensure health and safety conditions," González Laya said. 

The foreign minister had already hinted in mid-May that the quarantine requirement would end once all parts of Spain had completed the lockdown de-escalation process, predicted to be the end of June.

On May 12, Madrid imposed a two-week compulsory confinement period for everyone entering its borders, to be in effect until the end of the state of alarm.

On Saturday, Spanish president Pedro Sánchez announced that international tourists would be welcome in Spain from the start of July