Spain's international tourist arrivals drop 98% in June

Over the first six months of the year some 10.8mln foreign tourists visited Spain

  
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a closed bar, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Madrid, Spain, July 31, 2020.

A man wearing a protective mask walks past a closed bar, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Madrid, Spain, July 31, 2020.

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MADRID - International tourist arrivals to Spain fell 98% year on year in June, official statistics released on Monday showed, as the country continues to reel from the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Over the first six months of the year some 10.8 million foreign tourists visited Spain, around 72% less than in the same period of 2019, the National Statistics Institute said.

(Reporting by Nathan Allen Editing by Isla Binnie) ((Nathan.Allen@thomsonreuters.com;))

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