The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, highlighted this Tuesday “the optimistic perspectives” that the central government has for the tourism sector for the summer, taking into account the advance of vaccination against the coronavirus, which could arrive 70% in late summer.
This was pointed out in an interview on Canal Sur Radio, once he pointed out that Easter must be viewed with “prudence” given the pandemic data and with the approval this Wednesday of a plan in the Interterritorial Health Council to “continue to make progress in containing the virus.”
“When we have that percentage of vaccination in spring, we will be able to start reopening our destinations in line with what we are working on in the European Union”
In the specific case of the tourism sector, the minister has indicated the work in different instruments that guarantee safe mobility when the conditions of containment of the pandemic occur, such as the digital certificate.
Trust in the Janssen Vaccine
“Now there is a different element, the vaccine, and in April we will receive five million doses,” insisted Maroto, who joined the approval “in a matter of days” of the Jhonson & Jhonson vaccine, which “will give a very important scale because you only need one dose. ”
According to her, she explained, the government’s vaccination plan is being fulfilled, so that in spring around 30-40% of the population will be vaccinated and by the end of summer 70%. “When we have that percentage of vaccination in spring, we will be in a position to start reopening our destinations in line with what we are working on in the European Union,” she assured.
Asked about the Imserso travel program, the minister pointed out that, normally, it is marketed in September to start traveling in October and has stated that it will try to “even speed up the procedures to reactivate the important demand of a group that goes to be mostly vaccinated. ”
“Our elders are the most affected by the pandemic, not only from a health point of view, but also from an emotional point of view. I have older parents and they are wanting to get back into a routine,” she concluded.