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Spain tourism minister: "We are desperate to welcome you this summer"

Spain continues to be confident it will open for international tourism this summer

  • Seb Wheeler
  • 22 April 2021
Spain tourism minister: "We are desperate to welcome you this summer"

One of Spain's tourism ministers has stressed that Spain "will be ready" to welcome British tourists this summer.

This is more good news for the Ibiza 2021 season and comes soon after Spain announcing it will be ready for tourists by June.

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Fernando Valdés told Sky News that: “We are desperate to welcome you this summer.

“I think we will be ready here in Spain and we also think that things on the vaccination scheme of the UK are going pretty well.

“So, hopefully we will be seeing this summer the restart of holidays.”

Valdés said that there were "constant conversations" between Madrid and the government in London to reopen safe international travel between Spain and the UK.

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“I believe (vaccine) certificates is going to help us,” he said.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic we have been trying to put in place different means to help safe tourism.

“Now I think we are ready because vaccinations have changed a huge deal from what we had last summer.”

It's also being reported that the UK will reveal which countries are on its traffic light list by May 7, 10 days before holiday travel is set to resume.

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Government sources are also telling the press that UK vaccine passports for travel will be ready next month. The EU has been developing its own passport, or certificate, and Spain has been adamant that it will open to British tourism with or without a wider European passport scheme.

The Spanish government has said the country will be ready for foreign visitors by June and British travellers look set to be first in line thanks to the UK's successful vaccine rollout and the fact that Brits contribute significantly to Spain's travel industry.

Here's everything we know about the Ibiza 2021 season so far.

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