The government in Spain has agreed to coordinate a single health protocol against COVID-19. This is being done in preparation for the reopening of the tourism sector once the containment measures begin to ease. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Tourism Sector Commission chaired by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Oliver.
“Security is going to be fundamental in the new normality that awaits us. There is no certainty about when we can restart tourism, but we must reopen in safe sanitary conditions for those who visit us and for workers, residents and the environment,” explains Oliver.
Sectors will have to comply with standards of hygiene
The new protocol will make it crucial for subsectors of the tourism industry to comply with standards of hygiene and sanitary security. Specifically, economic and social agents will work to prepare this protocol with the participation of the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality (ICTE).
During the meeting, the Secretary of State revealed the intention of starting a campaign to stimulate national tourism once the pandemic allows it.