Speaking at the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Global Summit in Cancun this week, Valdes said Spain will participate in a pilot scheme allowing tourists to prove their Covid status digitally. This will include evidence of vaccination against Covid-19, of a recent negative test for the virus, or immunisation against Covid-19 through a recent recovery from the infection.
Spain aims to vaccinate 70 per cent of its population by summer
UK newspaper The Guardian reported Valdes as saying Spain would be ‘ready to receive visitors in June’. Spain is aiming to vaccinate 70 per cent of its population against Covid-19 by the end of the summer.
"June will be the start of the recovery of tourism in Spain," said Valdes. "By then, we will have a digital vaccination certificate in place and will be able to reopen our borders."
Meanwhile, regions in Spain have decided to introduce Covid-19 cover for tourists, including Cartagena. Tourism officials in the country are hoping that the move to provide Covid insurance will promote the recovery of the tourism sector.