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Time for a holiday? Spain welcomes you back!

Spain ceased to be in a state of alarm as of June 21, which means that the 90 days of confinement is officially over.

Coronavirus numbers are maintaining a downward trend across Europe, thanks to our collaborative sacrifices, including strict lockdowns, hygiene precautions and staying home. Many countries are beginning to slowly and cautiously re-open to tourists. In Spain, Coronavirus is now controlled, with just 2 confirmed deaths on June 24.  With this downward trend, Spain can safely reopen the country.

Spain ceased to be in a state of alarm as of June 21, which means that the 90 days of confinement is officially over. Currently, to enter Spain, you have to pass through three separate controls; a health checkup and confirmation which is completed during your flight, a temperature measurement and a visual check for common symptoms. 

The tourism sector is trying to get back to work in hopes of regaining some sort of normality. Spain, in particular the north of Spain, relies heavily on the tourism sector for its economy, and so the summer seasons are incredibly important. In fact, Spain receives around 82.7 million tourists every year, closely following France with 89 million. Hopefully financial stability can be restored as quickly as possible, as tourists repopulate the streets of our favourite cities worldwide.

So, if you’re planning a weekend break to Spain to celebrate escaping lockdown, here’s some food for thought on Madrid and Barcelona as excellent cities to spend your first holiday after a global pandemic! 

Madrid is revered as one of the most popular capital cities for tourists worldwide. From the bohemian neighbourhood of Malasaña to the sophisticated luxury of Barrio de Salamanca, Madrid offers plenty of scope for potential tourists to explore. 

Between browsing through the flea market at La Latina, snacking on tapas and visiting Las Vistillas Gardens, you’ll be dreaming of Madrid for weeks! Get started with a free walking tour in Madrid and discover your favourite streets. With the new hygiene measures, all walking tours are equipped to adapt to the appropriate Coronavirus measures, such as social distancing and masks.

In contrast, Barcelona has a different vibe to Madrid, but that doesn’t mean it has less variety! Between Montjuic park, Barceloneta beach and the vibrant, bustling city centre, there’s something for everyone. This iconic city is home to the most amazing Catalan architecture, with Gaudi’s masterpieces dotted all over the city. The Sagrada Family, the Picasso museum, Parc Miro and MACBA are essential visits and will fill your days with art and beauty. 

As Barcelona is an international city, that means you have international food! Every culture and cuisine is represented, from delicious Mexican food at El Pachuco to exquisite Italian at Bronzo. Food is affordable and you can decide yourself on the authenticity of tapas in comparison to Andalucia! 

Barcelona is a compact city, making it ideal for die-hard pedestrians. Climb up to the Bunkers for an unparalleled 360° view of Barcelona in all its glory, from above. Think about taking this free walking tour in Barcelona to kickstart your adventure in this unique city.

If you’re ready for the break of a lifetime, Madrid and Barcelona have got you covered! Enjoy your first holiday after quarantine and indulge in all that these vibrant Spanish cities have to offer. Do your research, set up some tours in advance and prepare to be amazed at the beauty, diversity and delicious food that Spain will offer you! 

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Tatiana is the news coordinator for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). Her role includes monitoring the hundreds of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skimming the most important according to our strategy.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.

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