Morocco is the number one destination for Spanish tourists

Good News ! According to the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE), Morocco is the number one destination for Spanish tourists when it comes to traveling outside Europe.

INE specifies that a total of 1.97 million Spanish tourists visited other countries in April 2022.

About 1.74 million Spanish tourists chose to travel to other European countries such as France, Portugal and Italy, while the rest chose other non-European destinations such as Morocco, the United States and Turkey.

Morocco is the main destination for Spanish tourists outside the European Union, with 81,806 travelers, or 4.2% of total Spanish tourists, visiting the North African country in April. It is followed by Turkey with 52,756 (2.7%) Spanish visitors and 17,894 (0.9%) in the United States.

As a reminder, travel between Morocco and Spain was disrupted since 2019, and the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 prompted the Moroccan government to close border crossing points with the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. inspired to.

The Moroccan-Spanish maritime borders were opened on 8 April, following the resumption of warm diplomatic relations between the two countries, following a 7 April announcement jointly by Spanish Prime Minister Sánchez and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI.

According to the joint declaration, Morocco’s land borders with the Spanish enclaves were recently opened on 17 May.

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