Spain plays a lot in the UK but doesn’t seem to. For four months, Spain did not have an ambassador in Great Britain who could protect national interests and pressure English tourists to return to Spanish tourist areas as soon as possible.
Carlos Bastarreche said goodbye as the Spanish ambassador to the United Kingdom and the Spanish embassy in London has long been empty. Business representatives are now complaining about it, who regret that no one in the Sanchez government is forcing tourists to return to Spain, which has a better rate of infections than Great Britain.
At the request of the government, Bastarreche remained in office temporarily while the person to replace him was decided.
But as February arrived, there was no response, and the ambassador returned with several weeks’ discretion to inform him of his departure, although this time he made it clear that he would no longer extend his stay. And the diplomat left his place in London, as El Pais reported a few days ago.
British tourism will not be present in Spain for at least three weeks after the Johnson government reviews traffic lights, where tourism areas are on the “amber list”, which requires a ten-day quarantine in case of return to the UK, with Same different PCR tests.
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