“While foreign nationals, some of them coming from high transmission areas, can come here to enjoy the holidays.”
He added that despite requiring a negative Covid test to enter Spain, many residents “are afraid the French can carry the virus” with them especially now that the cases are on the rise in Spain.
The reporter said concerns are mounting further as areas such as the Spanish capital Madrid are now at “extremely high-risk levels of Covid”.
But the reporter said there is a dilemma because the French tourists are helping to kickstart the Spanish economy and tourism is one of Spains biggest industries.
He said: “But French nationals have also been a lifeline for the Spanish hospitality sector.”
He explained how the hospitality sector had been hit incredibly hard by the pandemic and tourists will have to stick to the same rules as Spaniards.
The Euronews reporter went on to say that despite the outrage from residents the Spanish central government insists it is just a matter of ‘reciprocity’ as Spaniards are allowed to visit France at the moment too.
But despite the open borders concerns have mounted in Spain recently.
Cases have been soaring across the country.
The news comes as Spain said the EU digital vaccine certificates will be ready in June at latest which will allow tourists who have received the vaccine to travel freely across Europe if they can present a vaccine passport.