The Spanish Ambassador to Kuwait, H E Miguel Moro Aguilar, said the consular section at the Spanish Embassy in Kuwait had received 22,860 visa applications from Kuwaiti citizens and residents of Kuwait from January 2023 until August, pointing out that 20,749 applications were approved and 1,132 were rejected for several reasons.
The Spanish envoy added, the number of visas granted to Kuwaitis does not represent the exact number of visas saying many more Kuwaiti tourists actually visited his country since many of them hold long-term visas, reports Al-Rai daily.
Aguilar told Al-Rai daily that the summer of this year was wonderful in terms of the number of Kuwaiti tourists, expected to reach more than 65 thousand, throughout Spain and not just in the Costa del Sol region.
He noted that the new Kuwait Airways flights to Barcelona as of next October 30, will contribute to increasing the frequency of tourists, along with flights to Madrid, which began operations more than a year ago and are working very well.
He suggested that Kuwaitis continue to explore Spain in the broader sense — shopping, sports, health, nature, cultural or gourmet tourism, as Spain has more to offer Kuwaitis than they can imagine.