Drones on Spanish beaches to contain spread of COVID-19


Published: 2020-06-29 11:12

Last Updated: 2024-06-15 11:25


Tourist resorts in Spain have taken strict precautionary measures in preparation for an extraordinary summer amid the spread of COVID-19.

Spanish beaches have adopted various technologies including drones, surveillance cameras and social distancing markers to ensure there is no overcrowding in a bid to limit the spread of the infection.

Measures also include sensor-controlled access to beaches which can be shut off when capacity is reached; sections partitioned-off for groups; and banning games taking up too much space or involving a lot of people.

Barriers were set on beaches known to be usually crowded during the summer, while cameras and sensors have been installed to send vital information to tourists through mobile phone applications.

Public service workers have been deployed to beaches to ensure hotel managers adhere to proper safety measures for their clients. Meanwhile, drones periodically remind visitors to adhere to social distancing.

Spain has recently emerged from a country-wide lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus. It has recorded more than 28,000 deaths linked to the virus.