Though Spain will soon open its borders to international tourists, the country recently announced that it will not open its ports to international cruise ships for the time being.
WorldOfCruising.co.uk reports that Spain's state of emergency is soon coming to an end, which will allow international travelers to enter the country as soon as June 21. But the country announced that it will not allow cruise ships to call on the country's ports, presumably in an effort to attempt to control the spread of coronavirus. Spanish officials have not indicated how long the cruise ban is likely to last.
According to the report, Spain is a major cruise destination, hosting over 10 million cruise travelers in 2019 alone. Spain has been closed to cruisers, as has much of the world, since March when the coronavirus pandemic quickly took hold.
Spain joins the United States, Canada, Australia, Seychelles, and other countries that have all announced temporary cruise bans while they await further indication that global authorities are bringing the coronavirus pandemic under control.