“Andalucia is a safe destination” – tourism minister reacts to UK government report

The recent report by the Global Travel Taskforce, the UK government’s advisory body set up to enable the safe and sustainable recovery of international travel, has met with criticism from travel operators and concern from the Junta de Andalucia.

Juan Marin, the minister for tourism said: “While the announcement of the Global Travel Taskforce’s framework for restart highlights a route out of the pandemic and back to international travel, we are still concerned at the lack of certainty surrounding summer holidays.

“We would like to re-emphasise that Andalucía is a safe destination, ready to receive visitors with a series of measures in place including our international travel insurance for Andalucía.

“We continue to invest in resources to enable our tourism sector to restart operations safely and eagerly anticipate the return of British tourists”.

The publication of a “traffic light” system of green, amber and red for travellers to the UK, depending on the perceived risk, led to Jet2 the UK’s second largest operator, postponing its holiday programme relaunch, while Brian Strutton, general secretary of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) called it “A bitter disappointment for everyone working in the travel industry”.

Photo by Jörgen Berglund on Unsplash

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