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UK’s suspension of flights “very bad news” for Andalusian Government

Tui cancels flights to Spain after British authorities have forced a 15-day quarantine.

The vice president of the Andalusian Regional Government and Tourism Minister, Juan Marín, described this Sunday as “very bad news”. The announcement by the United Kingdom of a two-week quarantine for travellers from Spain, which has led to the tourism giant TUI to cancel its scheduled flights from this weekend.

Speaking to journalists during his visit to the Jerez circuit (Cádiz) for the Andalusian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Marín recalled the importance of British tourism for Spain and Andalusia and believes that it will have negative repercussions especially for the Costa del Sol .

“We know what British tourism means because, although it was not activated like other years, it is one of our main ones,” said the vice president, who assured that he understood that “the British Government has taken this measure to save lives, but it is a very bad news.

However, Marín highlighted that the behavior of tourism in Andalusia is being much better than in the rest of Spain, since this community is ten points above the national average in occupation.

Marín recalled that tomorrow the committee of experts will launch a proposal on the future of nightlife, with conclusions that he hopes will serve to preserve both health as well as the economy.

The vice president does not believe that the mandatory use of masks has diminished the arrival of visitors.

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