Spain has created a Responsible Tourism seal for businesses to demonstrate they have followed official guidelines for reducing the spread of Covid-19.

The free accreditation can be used once a company has demonstrated it has followed Ministry of Health guidance, and must be renewed annually.

Isabel Oliver, secretary of state for tourism, said: “Offering trust and safety is crucial at this time to attract both national and international tourists once more. This seal is one more element in our strategy to reposition ourselves as a safe tourism destination worldwide.

“In addition, it serves to recognise the responsibility of those that make an effort to create a safe environment in their respective businesses not only for tourists but also for their own workers and residents.”

Following confirmation that British tourists would be able to visit the country without the need for quarantine on arrival and amid hopes that travel will be viable from early July, the Spanish Tourist Office has also produced a new video showcasing the top 10 reasons to visit.

The video, titled Spain Awaits You, will be published on social media and online.