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Passengers on a hundred or so flights landed in Spain from Schengen-area countries yesterday

Laura | June 23, 2020

Passengers on a hundred or so flights landed in Spain from Schengen-area countries yesterday, with 225 routes restarting, a low number compared to a normal June.

El Prat airport in Barcelona was operating at 5% of capacity, the majority of arrivals there were foreigners who work in Spain and left the country during lockdown.

The lifting of the state of alarm, which means that we can move freely across the entire Spanish territory for the first time since March 14 and it was noted in tourist zones such as Xàbia, in Alicante province, where thousands of people have second residences.

The arrival of tourists was met with a mixture of relief, given the effect it will have on the local economy, and apprehension, due to the risk of new coronavirus outbreaks.

Written by Laura