Maroto assures that the UK will review the quarantine rule in 10 days

2020/07/30 16:02:23 Written by Canarian Weekly National

The Minister of Tourism, Reyes Maroto, assured today that the British Government has given a period of ten days for the review of the quarantine imposed on travellers from Spain, and has announced that the Government has already presented plans for the safety of tourists, with the aim of "getting it lifted earlier."

"They have given us a period of ten days for the review," said the minister in an interview according to Europa Press, in which she assured that this is a "temporary" measure that she hopes will be lifted after presenting the safe ‘air’ corridors.

However, Maroto did point out that the will of the Spanish Executive is that the United Kingdom "advance that decision", since the epidemiological data of holiday areas where the British usually travel, are "very low risk" and even much better than the UK itself.

She went on to criticize the British Government's criteria for imposing quarantine,  as it was based on the cumulative incidence throughout Spain, and not by area or according to the incidence in the health system, which she said "currently has no pressure."

"There are very important tourist areas in our country, such as the islands, Andalusia, and the Valencia with very low infection rates," she added.

For this reason, she assured that the Government has intensified relations with the United Kingdom, transferring "the entire epidemiological situation, disaggregating by areas."

Although she acknowledged that the Government is "worried", they continuing to work to have a tourist season that anticipates "difficulties" but that she hopes will respond to the effort that the sector has made to position Spain as a "safe destination."