Spain will open its borders to countries in the EU and the UK on June 21. The border was originally due to remain closed until July 1.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced the decision today during a conference call with regional leaders, as reported by Spanish newspaper El Pais.
After recording its first cases of Covid-19, Spain introduced one if Europe’s strictest lockdowns. Borders were closed on March 14 and a ‘state of alarm’ has restricted Spanish citizens from moving freely throughout the country – something that will also end on June 21.
Unlike the rest of Spain, the Balearics will welcome visitors as of tomorrow as part of a pilot reopening plan. Already, 10,000 German tourists are set to visit the island of Mallorca this week.