Costa del Sol is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the summer. Millions of people travel to the south of Spain every year, but as a result of COVID-19, last summer was a little different. However, it is hoped that tourists will be able to travel to Andalucia this summer, depending on the situation with the virus. Here are a few things to know about how the summer of 2021 is looking for travel right now. Note: These rules are subject to change.
Tourists travelling to Spain do not have to quarantine upon arrival. Tourism Minister, Fernando Valdes, made the announcement which includes those travelling from Britain. He added that a vaccination passport system or something similar would be implemented. In an attempt to reassure potential visitors, Valdes said that 70% of the country’s adult population would be vaccinated by the summer.
Here is the Junta de Andalucia’s plan for vaccination. There will be 45 health centres and 37 hospitals administering the vaccine. There will be 177 teams, with 526 nursing professionals in total. Of this figure, 73 teams will be mobile in order to vaccinate both residents and workers of nursing homes.
Lockdown restrictions are ever-changing due to the nature of the virus. This means that trips booked for the summer may not go ahead. However, there is now an online map that will show you how the virus is evolving in whatever location you plan to go to. Check it out here, but make sure to right-click and press “Translate to English”.
If you do travel to Costa del Sol, make sure to bring enough masks and hand sanitiser for your trip. Social distancing is important wherever you go. If you feel unwell, it might be best to postpone your trip as to not infect anyone else. It can be beneficial to get a Covid test before you travel, and many airlines and countries now require a negative result.