Tourists to Spain will no longer have to quarantine themselves for two weeks on arrival from July 1, the Spanish government has announced.

Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, said on Saturday that foreign tourists could begin to plan holidays to the country from July and that the government would ‘guarantee’ visitors not bring ‘risks’ to Spain.

Spain relies heavily on tourism, seeing nearly 80 million visitors per year and the travel industry accounts for more than 12 per cent of the country’s economy.

This news comes after Greece announced last week it would start its tourism season from June 15 , while Italy has said it will begin operating domestic and international flights from its airports from June 3.