The Spanish football championship can be resumed on June 8 and foreign tourists will be able to return to the Iberian Peninsula from July, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday.
A little after regaining football’s rights in Europe. La Liga, the Spanish football championship, will resume this weekend June 8, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced. He also said that foreign tourists could return to the country from July.
“The hard part is over […]. We have overcome the great wave of the pandemic, “the head of government said at a press conference.
Therefore, “the week of June 8, the resumption of major sports competitions and especially La Liga will be allowed,” he said.
The professional football championship had been canceled since the introduction of containment in mid-March, as well as the arrival of foreign tourists.
The closure, which began two weeks ago in half the country, will be extended on Monday to Madrid and Barcelona, the two main centers of infection in Spain, one of the most miserable countries in Europe with more than 28,000 dead.
Resumption of tourism
“I announce that from July, foreign tourists to Spain will be resumed under security conditions. Foreign tourists can therefore plan their holiday in our country now,” he announced.
This condition is crucial for the second world tourist destination, where the sector weighs 12% of GDP.
“We will ensure that tourists do not take any risks and that they also do not pose risks to our country,” says Pedro Sanchez.
“We are one step away from victory, but we must remember that the virus has not disappeared, and that we must keep it at a distance,” he warned.
“It is important (…) not to relax,” he warned, while thousands of Spaniards demonstrated on Saturday in a car during the call from the far-right Vox party, to condemn the upholding of the permit on March 14.
Pedro Sanchez received, on Wednesday, Parliament’s vote on the extension to June 6, including this exceptional measure that will make it possible to restrict people’s movement to fight the pandemic.
Madrid and Barcelona will be able to open terraces with bars, hotels and museums from Monday with strict restrictions on the number of customers.
Many areas in the country that have already started deconstruction, ie 22 million Spaniards, will take the next step, with the reopening of beaches, pools and cinemas.