Spain’s tourism minister has given Brits hope that a summer holiday could well be on the cards after revealing that its “priority in 2021 is to reactivate tourism and resume safe mobility on a global scale as soon as possible.”

The news comes as Reyes Maroto, Spain’s tourism minister, insisted the country would open up progressively from the spring during a presentation on Friday. During the conference, Maroto announced that: “We [Spain] hope that at the end of spring and especially during the summer, international travel will resume and travellers will choose Spain as their destination.”

Currently, UK residents are not permitted to travel abroad unless for legally permitted reasons, such as essential work purposes, and those that do are required to take a pre-departure Covid test and quarantine for ten days upon their return.

However, this is promising news for the travel industry and it is important that anyone looking to book a holiday to Spain books with a provider that has flexible cancellation terms and conditions, or allows you to move your holiday to a later date, should the trip not be able to go ahead.

The reason we recommend looking for this type of protection is that the majority of travel insurance providers will not cover you for cancellation costs as a result of a change in government guidance.

Additionally, holidaymakers should invest in a travel insurance policy that offers protection against should you, or any travelling party members, catch Covid-19 before or during your trip.

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