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Spain Is Now Open To All Vaccinated Travellers; Indians To Quarantine For 10 Days

Spain is known for its dainty cafes, stunning sights and of course, its siestas. Now, the European nation is all set to reopen international travel for vaccinated tourists. Spain will welcome all vaccinated tourists from June 7, 2021. Indians who arrive in Spain will have to undergo quarantine for 10 days. Spain was the most adversely affected nation in Europe amid the pandemic and had recorded around 3.6 million cases and over 78,000 deaths. But now Spain has tackled the situation well and cases have fallen. The vaccination drive is also progressing fast.

Travellers From India To Undergo 10-Day Quarantine In Spain
Unvaccinated travellers who travel to Spain from India via third countries will have to undergo a quarantine restriction for 10 days. According to Schengenvisainfo News, Spanish Government’s spokesperson Maria Jesus Montero said, “This is a measure which our country has already adopted towards passengers from countries where a virus variant has been found.” From June 7, Spain will allow entry of vaccinated tourists from all parts of the world.

Spain To Roll Out Four-Day Workweek Pilot Program Soon
Spain people are known to be one of the most laid-back people in the world, and we envy them for that. To make things much simpler for them- the country set to introduce a new approach to maintain the work-life balance. Yep, Spain is planning to introduce a permanent four-day workweek. The idea was proposed by Spanish political party Más País, and it has recently received a nod from the government for a pilot program trialling the shortened workweek. According to the reports in The Guardian, president of Más País, Íñigo Errejón, said,

“Spain is one of the countries where workers put in more hours than the European average. But we’re not among the most productive countries. I maintain that working more hours does not mean working better.”

Spain Will Officially Become First Country In The World To Test This Pilot
In terms of this workweek program, the details of the pilot program are still begin discussed with the officials. Well, if you are wondering when will this pilot program be launched, then you must know that it could launch as early as this upcoming fall. With this, Spain will be the first country to undertake a trial of this degree. A pilot project like this hasn’t been initiated anywhere in the world.

No other country has officially tried to implement a four-day workweek- however, the idea is getting quite popular with time. Several European government officials, including those in Germany and the U.K., have expressed their support for a four-day workweek.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think a four-day workweek is a good idea? Let us know in the comments below.

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