PUBLISHED: 16:06, Sat, May 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:18, Sat, May 23, 2020
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has said there will be a summer tourist season this summer. Mr Sanchez also vowed that the popular holiday destination will be opening its doors to foreign holidaymakers in July. Spain is a popular holiday destination with British tourists with a staggering 18 million Britons visiting last year alone.
Tourists from the UK have become one of the leading markets for tourism in Spain.
Mr Sanchez made a speech today from the Moncloa Palace where he told hospitality professionals to prepare to resume their businesses ready for international tourism.
However, he warned that although the worst of the virus in Spain is over, “we must not relax.”
He said: “The great wave of the pandemic has been overcome but we must not relax.
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Spain holidays: ‘Plan your holidays’ Spain vows there will be tourists this summer (Image: GETTY)
Spain holidays: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has said there will be a summer tourist season (Image: GETTY)
However, because the tourism sector plays a “fundamental role” in the Spanish economy, Mr Sanchez promised “there will be a tourist season this summer.”
The Prime Minister also encouraged the Spanish people to start planning their holidays.
In a message directly to foreign tourists, Mr Sanchez said: "Spain, has been waiting since July and whoever steps in Spain, can count on a land with sanitary guarantees and committed to the sustainability of our planet.
"From now, foreign tourists can plan