Tourists arrive at Malaga airport on the Costa del Sol. / FRANCIS SILVA

Spain to end airport access restrictions for family and friends of passengers 'soon'

Transport Minister Raquel Sánchez has announced that the end of the coronavirus control measure in terminals will be approved "in the coming days"

MIGUEL ANGEL ALFONSO

Farewell kisses and reunion hugs between passengers and their families and friends will return "soon" to Spanish airports as the Covid-19 control measure, that banned people seeing off or collecting travellers from inside the travel terminals, is eased.

This was announced on Saturday by Spain’s Minister of Transport, Raquel Sánchez, who confirmed the Cabinet will approve “in the coming days” the dropping of "restrictions for access to Aena terminals" thanks to the improvement in the country’s pandemic situation.

Sánchez confirmed this during one of the debates held at the PSC (Catalan Socialist party) Escola de Tardor.

“We are going to bring those farewells or greetings closer together, allowing access, not only for passengers and staff companions to the terminals, but also for traveller’s companions," the minister announced.