TUI is reportedly planning to resume holidays to Majorca, the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands this summer following the announcement by the Spanish Prime Minister that the country would end its quarantine for tourists on July 1.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said: “I am announcing that from July, Spain will reopen for foreign tourism in conditions of safety,” he said.
“Spain needs tourism, and tourism needs safety in both origin and destination.
“We will guarantee that tourists will not run any risks, nor will they bring any risk to our country.
“We’re sending everyone a message today: Spain will be waiting for you from July,” he added.
TUI CEO Fritz Joussen said: “Now we can plan holidays for Majorca, the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands and make our customers an offer.
“Millions of holidaymakers have the certainty that summer holidays in Spain are possible during school holidays. This is a good signal for many families, but also for TUI as a tour operator and the travel agencies that advise customers on their holiday decisions. After Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Bulgaria, Spain has now also provided clarity for the start of the holiday season.
“We have been preparing intensively for weeks, have developed higher safety and hygiene standards for TUI and our partners and are already training the staff in the hotels. In times of Corona, we want to make holidays as normal as possible and as responsible as necessary, during the flight, in the hotel and at the holiday destination.”