Spain to welcome overseas travellers with Covid certification from June
Spain will welcome visitors from June, following a pilot trial of digital health certificates at all 46 Spanish airports in May. Fernando Valdes Verelst, Spain’s tourism minister, outlined the country’s plans during the World Travel & Tourism Council global summit in Mexico.
Tourists will have to show proof of vaccination, that they have tested negative if they have not yet received the vaccine or that they have recently recovered from COVID-19. According to the Telegraph, Fernando Valdes Verelst, the Spanish tourism minister, said his country is pushing to make the digital passport ‘Mutually recognised.’
Spain, which depends on tourism for about 12% of its GDP, is in its fourth wave of the pandemic. To date, coronavirus has infected 3,496,134 people in the country and claimed 77,855 lives.
Efforts to vaccinate Spain’s population of about 47 million people are gathering pace, with 14,994,667 doses of the vaccine administered, and 4,020,945 people already receiving both doses.