Coronavirus live news: Spain reopens to vaccinated tourists as Taiwan extends pandemic restrictions
UK decision to keep Spain on at-risk list is a potential blow to its tourism revival; Taiwan’s daily case numbers remain stubborn as authorities extend level 3 measures to end of June
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Taiwan authorities have extended level three restrictions until the end of June. The restrictions, which have closed schools, all entertainment, public and sporting venues, and limited personal gatherings, were due to expire next week but authorities have pre-emptively extended them.
After living largely Covid-free, Taiwan is now experiencing its worst outbreak of the pandemic, with about 11,000 total cases and more than 260 deaths – more than 90% of them since mid-April.
Spain is reopening its borders to vaccinated international travellers today, hoping to revive its tourism sector which – like everywhere in the world – has struggled severely during the pandemic. It will also allow cruise ships into its ports from today.
The country’s health minister, Carolina Daria, said Spain was “in the process of reclaiming its global leadership in tourism”.