Due to rising Covid19 variant infection rate in Spain , Germany announced today, that it has declared all of Spain a coronavirus risk area on Friday. COVID-19 infection rates more than doubled in a week as the Delta variant spread rapidly among unvaccinated young adults.
The step, which covers the Balearic and Canary islands and takes effect on Sunday, will have a small immediate impact on travellers as it merely means they have to provide a negative test to avoid quarantine.
However, a further rise in Spain’s infection rate could lead to mandatory quarantine for unvaccinated travellers, causing uncertainty ahead of the peak school summer holiday season, when Germans flock to beach destinations abroad.
Highly dependent on tourism, Spain is trying to strike a balance between opening up enough to entice back travellers while keeping infections in check to avoid putting off potential visitors.
Spanish travel associations said the measure would further damage the already struggling sector.
“It’s ridiculous the lack of coordination between EU member states on travel recommendations,” said