The UK advises against all travel to Spain by putting our country in amber on its ‘epidemic’ traffic light. The decision is not well taken in the tourism sector, as this measure will lead to huge losses in the Spanish economy.
Carlos Abella, Secretary-General of Tourism board, in statements OKDIARY, admits that they are concerned about this measure, because Spain could lose nearly 400 million euros a week. He also admits that they are angry to find out that the government Pedro Sanchez She did not ask for specific money to help them. “The 7 billion in direct aid is part of a general aid package for various sectors.”
In the tourism board, they feel particularly abused by the government, given that tourism is, after trade, the second most important sector of the Spanish economy, which in 2019 represented 12.4% of direct and 22% indirect GDP, and now suffers from A decrease of 4%.
There is no travel news obscure. “We have no news and it is a vital program for many sectors and for our elders.” Meanwhile, Brussels asks Spain for consistency and states that the advice is to order negative PCR from non-EU tourists.
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