The expenses of flights to Spain are going to rise dramatically since the airports have decided to pass the corona virus examination costs onto airlines.
On June 10, 2020, the Spanish government made the news public. It permitted the airport authority to recover all the money that has been spent on the checks for the pandemic until now. They’ve announced that the material or crew expenses dependent on intangibles, like the number of the tourists who will visit Spain in the next few months, will be charged directly to the airport tariffs for as long as the disease lasts.
jeshoots/Unsplash: Traveling to Spain is going to expensive from now on
Every airport will implement this action as the State of Emergency ends on June 21, 2020. There will be no further tolls imposed on airports until 2027, with the pandemic being an exception.
The declaration has given rise to headaches of soaring airfares, which can spark the downfall of the tourism industry while bringing certain airlines to their knees.
The expected total amount of the entire bill covering the airport network is predicted to lie somewhere in millions. Badly affected airlines may be provided with the option to pay their part of the price in the course of several years.
odiin/Unsplash: Travelers have to meet the said criteria before boarding the plane
José Luis Ábalos, the Minister of Transport, has suggested offering different price cuts to attract holidaymakers into booking a flight.
Nearly all of Spain’s airports were frozen during the State of Emergency after the number of COVID-19 patients increased drastically. They have only started streaming again for the past few weeks. Travelers are allowed on-board only if they pass at least one of the five criteria mentioned.
It is anticipated that air travel will be streaming as soon as traveling to foreign countries is again allowed with airports reopening, although a debate is regulating about the precautions taken for corona virus.
__menglong/Unsplash: Spanish officials assure that travelers’ safety will be ensured
People are worried whether the passengers will have to take a test for the disease at the air station. It is, however, confirmed that temperatures would be checked, and filling out health questionnaires would probably be mandatory.
The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has said that maximum security will be provided once they open the doors for the tourists to come. Crucial safety measurements, such as screening and proper markings for social distancing, will be taken.
Spain has taken control over the epidemic and has been going easy on the lockdown now. The international borders of the country will be open again from July 2020.