The Minister of Foreign affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Arancha González Laya, has expressed this Sunday his confidence that the tourist season this summer can materialize despite the coronavirus and has invited the French to visit our country.
“We love you! We are waiting for you!”, Said González Laya during his intervention in the program ‘Nous, les Européens’ (‘We, the Europeans’), on the channel France 3 of French television, broadcast this Sunday. When asked by the interviewer, Francis Letellier, González Laya has acknowledged that “the borders are closed“and he stressed that at the moment the most important thing is” not to endanger the lives of either the Spanish or the tourists”
“For us tourism is a very important activity,” stressed the minister, who recalled that the EU It is preparing common protocols for air, train and boat travel, for border health control and for hygiene measures in hotel facilities.
González Laya has also appealed to reconstruction fund of the EU and has pointed out that the tourism sector “is an important part of the European economy”. In particular, the minister has referred to the French who are considering the possibility of traveling to Spain. “The country will be available, open” even though “it is a difficult time for France and for Spain“, he has riveted.
The program has been focused on tourism and the consequences for the pandemic sector. After González Laya’s intervention, the presenter, Francis Letellier, questioned the viability of the tourist trips. “Very well. Therefore it will be necessary that Madrid remove the fortnight from mandatory quarantine, “Letellier said on his Twitter account.
The Spanish Government has announced 15 days of mandatory quarantine for international displacements arriving in the country, but already on May 15, the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, clarified that this measure is “temporary and exceptional” and that it is linked to the state of alarm, so it would stop apply once finished.
France shown Criticism of border policy management of its southern neighbors during the ‘de-escalation’ stage of coronavirus. “The unilateral decision of Spain, this week, and Italy, announced this morning, does not reinforce what we should do to work in solidarity, “lamented this Saturday the Interior Minister of France Christophe Castaner,
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