Listed tourism companies included in the Ibex 35 have suffered further falls at the beginning of the session on Tuesday due to the fear that new mobility restrictions will be registered around the world for the expansion of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

The Spanish index maintained a moderate tone of caution as some countries begin to impose containment measures to contain the spread of the Delta variant. Others are outright banning passenger flights from areas with high levels of infection, such as the UK.

The airport manager Aena fell 0.28%, the Anglo-Spanish airline holding company IAG fell 1.89%, the flight booking group Amadeus was down 2.25% and the chain Meliá hotel fell 1.02%.

In the European scenario, the measures to tighten the restrictions by Spain and Portugal on British travelers announced on Monday also punished the leisure and tourism sector.

The Ibex 35 index of the Madrid Stock Exchange has started the session this Tuesday with a fall of 0.12% which led the selective Madrid to trade at 8,903 points, although a few minutes before the start of the day it turned around and went up 0.32% to reach 8,942 points.

Experts believe that this variant, appeared in India, It will be the dominant one in Spain in about a month. “New variants arrive and when one is more transmissible than the previous one, it replaces the other. This is what happened in its day with alpha,” said Clara Prats, a researcher in the group of computational biology and complex systems at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia ( CPU).

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