In Spain already more than 500 public and private tourist establishments have achieved the Safe Tourism seal that certifies compliance with hygienic-sanitary measures for risk prevention against COVID-19. Hotels and restaurants lead the list and Andalusia and Catalonia are the communities with the most establishments certified by the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality (ICTE).
According to the specifications of the ICTE, so far 534 certifications have been delivered but there are establishments that are in the phase of achieving it and others that have submitted the request to achieve it.
The stamp Safe Tourism Certified is a guarantee mark that certifies compliance with the UNE 0066 Technical Specification that establishes the guidelines and recommendations for the reduction of contagion by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus related to the tourism sector. The seal is obtained after having passed an audit carried out by independent companies approved by the ICTE. The 22 technical specifications were created from the protocols drawn up by the ICTE in coordination with the Secretary of State for Tourism, the sector’s employers’ associations, unions and occupational risk prevention associations under the mandate of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, and validated by the Ministry of Health.
By Autonomous Communities, in Andalusia is where a greater number of public resources and tourism companies have been certified with the seal, a total of 207. It is followed Catalonia with 105, the Region of Murcia with 49 and the Valencian Community with 48.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum is one of the sectors of mixed ownership with the seal
By destinations, they stand out Lanjarón, which has managed to become the first municipality in Spain that has obtained the distinction as a Safe Tourism Certified Destination by certifying its public resources and practically all private ones (hotels, spa, restaurants, bars, cafeterias, travel agencies and factories with visits of tourists and formation of all the commerce). The city of Marbella It has certified with the mark all the public tourist resources that are managed by the municipality and the Region of Murcia, its entire network of Tourist Information Offices (a total of 25 and two information points). Likewise, Madrid has certified its Tourist Offices.
By private establishments, it is the hotels that have the highest number of certificatess, followed by restaurants, tourist transport, campsites, travel agencies and rural accommodation. As for public resources, those that have been certified the most are the beaches, followed by the Tourist Information Offices.
In sectors of mixed ownership, to date, the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, the Museu de les Ciències i el Hemisfèric located in the Ciutat de les Arts y les Ciències of Valencia, Casa Vicens, a modernist museum of Antonio Gaudí in Barcelona, the Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) or the Museum of Nerja. A total of nine Amusement and Leisure Parks, among which are the Barcelona Zoo, Port Aventura, Isla Mágica, Ferrari Land, Aqualandia Benidorm, Mundomar Benidorm, Sendaviva and Terra Natura Murcia.