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Spain: Over 7.7 Million International Travellers Registered in May

More than 7.7 million passengers were welcomed from international airports in Spain during the month of May, which is a total of 87 per cent of those who arrived in the same month in 2019, before the outbreak of the Coruna virus, according to figures provided by Torrespana, based on Aina. records.

In addition, figures provided by the same source show that the degree of recovery compared to the figures for 2019 is two percentage points higher than the figures recorded during the month of April, reports.

“Our islands are close to pre-pandemic figures, with cure rates of more than 95 per cent, which is favored by the return of one of our main markets, which is the British market. In this regard, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Maria Reyes Maroto, indicated that one of the elements, on The opposite of what happened in 2021, is to allow a strong revitalization of the international tourists that our country receives.

According to the statement of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, despite the fact that international air travelers are not equivalent to international tourists, including residents of Spain returning from an international airport, the majority are tourists.

Figures provided by the same source show that one in four travelers came from Britain and mainly visited the Balearic Islands. In addition, the same reveals that 77.6 per cent of travelers from the UK have traveled on a low-cost airline.

A total of 1,979,969 UK passengers were welcomed at Spanish airports, representing an 83.6 per cent improvement in this market over 2019 figures.

In addition, based on the recent report of Turibana, a total of 1,216,275 travelers arrived from Germany, who also chose the Balearic Islands as their preferred destination. According to the report, in the case of this market, the share of passengers who chose traditional companies over low-cost airlines is practically 50 percent.

At the same time, Spain received a total of 644,663 travelers from Italy, who traveled mainly to Catalonia as well as Madrid. Turrispana figures show that eight out of ten travelers from Italy have traveled on a low-cost airline. As of 637,943 travelers from France also traveled to the same destinations. These numbers show that Italy and France recorded a remarkable level of recovery with respect to the year 2019.

According to Turrispana, the following regions made up the main destinations in Spain in May:

Elis Ballers – 1,675,941 passengers Madrid – 1,604,603 Catalonia – 1,535,533

However, a higher level of recovery was recorded during May in the Canary Islands as well as the Balearic Islands.

The increase in international tourists comes mainly from the lifting of restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the virus.

Previously, the Spanish Ministry of Health announced that the country had lifted all restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 for travelers planning to enter Spain from countries of the European Union and the Schengen area, including the requirement to provide valid proof that they have completed the vaccination process against recovered from the virus or the result of a COVID-test. 19 negative.

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