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¿Qué? podcast S05E02: Spain welcomes back UK visitors and new Catalan premier is sworn in

This week, we discuss the changes to the coronavirus restrictions for UK travelers and examine the political situation in Catalonia and its wider effects on the national scene

The seaside promenade in Torremolinos, Málaga.
The seaside promenade in Torremolinos, Málaga.ALVARO CABRERA / EFE

This week, on the second ¿Qué? podcast for 2021, we discuss the changes to the coronavirus restrictions on travelers from the United Kingdom and what they mean for the Spanish tourism industry. We also look at the new Catalan government, which has made securing clemency for the jailed leaders of the 2017 breakaway bid a priority – a situation that is set to put Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in a difficult position.

¿Qué? is a podcast that tries to explain to an English-speaking audience the curious, the under-reported and sometimes simply bizarre news stories that are often in the headlines in Spain.

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We’ll be back next week with a brand new host of issues.

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