Mallorca, Menorca, Formentera and Ibiza open to travelers from Germany
According to media reports, 6,000 travelers from Germany are allowed to fly to Mallorca and the other Balearic Islands from June 15th – two weeks before the official opening of Spain’s borders to foreign visitors. The newspaper “El Pais” and Balearic media reported yesterday, citing the regional government in Palma de Mallorca.
Mallorca, the most popular Balearic island, is expected to receive 4,000 tourists in the second half of June. A thousand visitors are to come to Menorca and the Pityuses (Ibiza and Formentera).
The pilot project is said to serve to test the emergency – the expected rush of tourists after the borders open on July 1. One wants to check whether the security protocols work among other things at the airports and in the hotels, it said. The project is being carried out with tourists from Germany because the epidemiological situation in the country is very good and similar to that in the Balearic Islands.
The Canaries are also negotiating a similar pilot project with Madrid. In these talks yesterday, no decision was made because the Canary Islands made “higher security requirements”, including corona virus tests for all visitors, “El Pais” reported.