Spain and Portugal Reopen Border for Tourism

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The Prime Ministers of Spain and Portugal officially reopened their joint border for all travellers on Wednesday after a three-month shutdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

 

In the presence of Spanish King Felipe and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa solemnly opened the border.

All other travel restrictions within the European Union were lifted last week.

“Our shared prosperity and common destiny within the European project depends on whether this border is open,” Costa tweeted earlier on Wednesday.

“The pandemic offered us a new vision of the past that we don’t want to return to a continent with closed borders.”

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