The Protocol for Reopening the Hotel Sector does Not Include Capacity Limits

The draft protocol for the reopening of hotels, presented to the Government on Thursday and pending approval by the Ministry of Health, does not establish percentages or limits in terms of capacity.

On Thursday, the draft protocol for the reopening for hotels and tourist apartments, prepared by the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality (ICTE), in collaboration with the hotel employer Cehat and the Secretary of State for Tourism, which has been the great proponent behind the creation of a single health protocol, was presented to the Government. Regional sector organisations, hotel chains and companies have also participated in its preparation.

Now, this unique guide, which aims to unify the guidelines for the reopening of accommodation establishments, only needs to be approved by the Ministry of Health, which is expected to happen this week. On Monday, 11 May – when phase 1 of the exit from lockdown begins for most regions – hotels will be able to reopen their doors, although in accordance with certain conditions.