Update on Parador closures during COVID-19 outbreak
We are pleased to see positive signs of Spain coming through this pandemic with the tiered approach to reopening Spanish hotels and businesses from June, enabling more services to operate on a reduced scale within the next few weeks. The Spanish Government is encouraging its citizens to maintain social distancing and is gradually increasing their freedom of movement from that date, and is now scheduling to open its borders for international tourism to the country to resume in July. However there is much speculation in the press and for the moment the guidance from the UK authorities continues to restrict non-essential journeys into the EU.
Transport options for tourists from the UK are suspended for non-essential travel in June and we have contacted all clients with bookings for dates up to late June to help them to rearrange their plans. At this time, Paradors still don't have a reopening date scheduled, but we can imagine that they will be opening some or all of their properties at some point in late June or July with some services scaled down temporarily in line with Government guidelines on social distancing and hygiene, once the sate of emergency is lifted.
Since the situation is so fluid, it is impossible to present you with a totally clear picture at the moment, but we will keep you updated with essential news when we receive it, and we are wonderfully encouraged by the kind words and understanding of those of you whom we have already assisted.
We hope that you remain safe, healthy, and in good spirits whilst the authorities and health service are working so hard to get the virus under control and to return us to a state of normality.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, We are available to help you as best we can by phone and email during office hours.
Gary Drewett and the team at Keytours