Scots could be banned from entering Spain until the end of the summer while ski resorts in France will not fully reopen for the February half-term.

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said he doesn’t expect to welcome international tourists into the country until ’70% of the population’ has been given their coronavirus vaccine, Euro Weekly News has reported.

The country is expected to “progressively” prepare to welcome tourists once again once that target is met.

Mr Sanchez is hoping that the majority of the population will have received protection against Covid-19 by the end of the 2021 summer season.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez hopes to have the majority of the country vaccinated before welcoming most tourists back

The 48-year-old spoke at a meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organisation in Madrid on Wednesday this week.

He said: “Only mass vaccination will open the way to normality we want.”

Scots have been banned from entering Spain for around a month after a more-transmissible mutant strain of the virus was identified in the UK.

And it's also bad news for Scots looking to head off to ski resorts in France.

The French government announced that lifts and cable cars must remain closed at popular skiing spots.

It is blow to the winter sports and tourism industry in France, which had been hoping to restart lifts from February 1 in time for the half-term school holidays.

A leaked video shows Jason Leitch warning foreign summer holidays may be off the agenda until next year.

In the clip, Professor Jason Leitch discourages Scottish Government staff from booking during the traditional summer season in 2021.

When asked about booking holidays, Mr Leitch replied: “I wouldn't book a non-refundable summer holiday if I were you.

"I might book a holiday in the autumn or Christmas time but even then I'm not entirely sure what the world will look like in terms of freedom of movement.”

Anyone arriving back in Scotland from abroad during lockdown must self-isolate for 10 days and show evidence of a negative coronavirus test - which should be taken within three days before departure.

Lifts and cable cars must also remain closed in France amid the coronavirus crisis

People can only leave their homes for essential purposes under the current stay at home restrictions in place in Scotland.

Global tourism has been one of the most impacted since the coronavirus pandemic emerged in spring last year.

Scottish airports have become ghost towns for the majority of the crisis, with flights being cancelled across the board.