Brits warned travel into Spain ‘won’t be allowed until end of this summer’

It might look like Brits won't be travelling into Spain anytime soon after a warning from the country's Prime Minister.

In a fresh blow to the country's tourism, Pedro Sanchez said he doesn't expect to welcome tourists until "the end of summer".

The Spanish PM claimed Brits won't be allowed in due to the rising coronavirus cases in the world, Euro Weekly News reports.

He spoke at the 113th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in Madrid on Wednesday.

Mr Sanchez reportedly said: "Only mass vaccination will open the way to the normality we want."

It is believed he claimed the country would "progressively" prepare to welcome tourists until 70% of Spain had been vaccinated.

The Prime Minister said he didn't expect this until the end of the summer season.

Spain is pushing the EU for the creation of a Covid-19 vaccine certificate that would help ease travel during the pandemic.

Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez told RNE Radio: "Vaccine certification is something we are going towards inevitably.

"It will be a very important element to guarantee a safe return to mobility."

  • Spain extends UK travel ban to Brits again due to mutant coronavirus strain

He added that a vaccine certificate would allow people to travel.

Spain relies heavily on the tourism industry which has been massively impacted in the past year.

On December 22, the country introduced travel restrictions on passenger travel from the UK by air and sea.

But earlier this month, Spain extended its UK travel ban to Brits due to the mutant coronavirus strain.

The Spanish government said that they had extended it again due to "some uncertainties over the reach of the new strain".

In a statement, the government added: "The epidemiological situation in the United Kingdom has progressively worsened."

Brits are currently not allowed to go on holiday as the UK lockdown has banned non-essential travel.

It is recommended to check the GOV.UK website for travel advice as restrictions are constantly changing.

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