The Spanish Secretary of State for Tourism has created a “Responsible Tourism” seal for establishments that follow guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the tourism sector, with the developed by the Secretary of State for Tourism, and are the only ones approved by the Ministry of Health.
To obtain the seal the establishment must show its commitment to follow the guidelines. The seal is personal and non-transferable and must be renewed every year.
Secretary of State for Tourism Isabel Oliver said, “offering trust and safety is crucial at this time to attract both national and international tourists again. This seal is one more element in our strategy to reposition ourselves as a safe tourism destination worldwide. In addition, it serves to recognize the responsibility of those entrepreneurs who make an effort to create a safe environment in their respective businesses not only for tourists but for their own workers and residents”.
The “guidelines for reducing the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the tourism sector” contain specifics for service, cleaning and disinfection, maintenance and management of risk for different subsectors of the tourist sector, and will be the framework for the creation of standards at a global level, following an agreement adopted within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The guidelines can be downloaded at: https://www.mincotur.gob.es/en-us/COVID-19/turismo/Paginas/Guias-sector-turistico.aspx.