Spain to remove travel restrictions from 1st July

Served by Alicante Airport, Benidorm is a popular destination for Britons
Served by Alicante Airport, Benidorm is a popular destination for Britons

Spain has announced that it will remove restrictions on travel for the 1st July paving the way for flights from the UK to the popular holiday destination to resume.

Ryanair has already announced that it plans to get 40% its normal schedule from the 1st July and has welcomed the decision to remove restrictions to one of its most common destinations.

As a result, from the 1st July Ryanair will be offering daily flights from the UK & Ireland to Belgium, Holland, Germany and “key holiday airports” in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece & Cyprus.

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Bristol Airport (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Bristol Airport (Image: Aviation Media Agency)

Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson said: “After 4 months of lockdown, we welcome these moves by Governments in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Cyprus to open their borders, remove travel restrictions and scrap ineffective quarantines. Irish and British families, who have been subject to lockdown for the last 10 weeks, can now look forward to booking their much-needed family holiday to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and other Mediterranean destinations, for July & Aug before the schools return in Sept.

“Ryanair will be offering up to 1,000 daily flights from 1 July, and we have a range of low fare seat sales, perfect for that summer getaway, which we know many parents and their kids will be looking forward to as we move out of lockdown and into the school holidays.

“All Ryanair flights will operate with new health guidelines in place, which will require all passengers (and Ryanair crews) to wear face masks at all times in the airport terminals and on board our aircraft, in compliance with EU guidelines.”

Spain was one of the worst affected countries during the global coronavirus pandemic and has so far seen over 26,000 deaths. Until recently the country had been on a total lockdown but this has started to be eased as cases of COVID-19 continue to fall.

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