News for expats on COVID-19 - update 26.05.2020
The Minister of Foreign Affairs has informed that the European partners are preparing to open their borders to all citizens of the EU countries. The idea is that people from safe countries can come, but for that there will have to be a common European definition that states what a safe country is. There must be common controls and rules, because only than can there be a safe tourism.
It has already been said, that foreign tourism will be possible from July, but specific dates have not yet been given. This is something to take into account because without a legitimate reason, such as being Spaniard or Resident, people will not be allowed to enter Spanish territory. There are indications that in the past days, some German people arrived to the airport of Palma de Mallorca and were refused their entry to Spain, because they were tourists and therefore they had to return to Germany with the same plane that they came with. Airline companies such as Transavia, Lufthansa or Brussels Airlines are preparing to fly again to Spain, but we highly recommend that all people who plan to come to Spain, always check before whether the borders are already open to tourism. We will inform you as soon as there is more news about this.
National tourism will start earlier, as phase 3 will end around the 22nd of June, although there are certain regions where one may end earlier, as long as the evolution of the virus remains favorable in order to do this.