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The German tour operator TUI has been canceled from this Saturday, all their organised tours to Spain after the German Government desaconsejase non-essential travel to the country for the increase of the cases of coronavirus.
“in The Ministry” (German) Foreign discourages the travel is not necessary for these regions (in reference to the whole of Spain less the Canary islands), so with great regret we cancel all the trips organized immediately, and until the 24th of August “, says in a press release TUI, the largest tour operator in the world. The company emphasizes that “the travel to the Canary Islands are not affected” by this decision.
in Addition, the tour operator, offers destination changes to those who have not yet started your vacation already booked, as well as early return to German travelers that are with one of their vacation packages in Spain .
The German Government included this Friday to Spain, except the Canary islands, in the list of regions of risk to which you are advised not to travel, they are found in around 140 countries. The move comes after Germany had re-opened its borders for the majority of european countries in mid-June, after the closure that was imposed to control in a first moment the pandemic.
The decision was made based on a series of criteria, including the relative number of cases. is 50 new infected at seven days per 100,000 , the Robert Koch Institute, epidemiology centre of reference in Germany, the named areas of risk. Until now they were within this classification five Spanish autonomous communities: Catalonia, Aragon and Navarre, which were included at the end of July, and Madrid and the Basque Country, since the past 10th of August.
The new cases daily in Germany have risen considerably in the last few days, until it stabilized at around a thousand. The RKI estimates that about even third of the newly infected are all imported cases, mostly people returning from their holidays abroad. Spain is traditionally the first international destination of the germans. To Spain , tourism is its main economic sector, both by percentage of GDP by employment.
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