Tourist Office of Spain Statement

Instituto de Turismo de España (TURESPAÑA) has released the following statement regarding updated guidance for inbound tourism into Spain. This does not change the fact that the Running of the Bulls® has been cancelled for July 2020.

BORDERS. Once we have marked the opening date on the calendar, we continue more intensively than ever to work with our European partners to define the opening rules. We seek to define common rules to regain freedom of movement three premises in the Schengen area, including The United Kingdom: security guarantees, health capacity and transparency. We are committed to a gradual, coordinated and non-discriminatory opening between areas with the same epidemiological situation, that is, not only by country but by region.

CORRIDORS. The possibility of opening safe routes with third countries outside the UE that have adequate epidemiological conditions and based on reciprocity criteria is being studied. That determination will be in the hands of the European Center for Disease Control.DESTINATIONS WITHIN SPAIN: By the end of June, all Spanish destinations will have completed the de-escalation process and reached the new normality, therefore, unless epidemiological developments advise otherwise, they will all be open to receive tourists, both national and international.

SAFETY AND CONFIDENCE. Tourism needs security, safety at origin and destination. We will guarantee that tourists will not be at risk and that they will not bring risks to the country. We are prepared to receive international tourists. Work has been carried out so that the entire tourist value chain implements the maximum hygienic-sanitary measures to reduce the risk of contagion by coronavirus (21 guides are been prepared).CONTROLS On July 1st, there will be no quarantine. Work is being done at European level so that there are common protocols / controls to guarantee security and not confuse tourists.