Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
Yesterday the Spanish government gave the green light for a tourism pilot scheme that will allow Mallorca to welcome German visitors to the island from 15th June.
As numbers of coronavirus cases have been relatively low in Mallorca and the Balearic Islands throughout the pandemic, the region has been declared as a safe tourist destination and has been chosen as the first to reopen its doors to visitors.
From coming Monday until the end of June, the islands can receive a maximum of 10.900 holidaymakers, who will be exempt from the 14-day quarantine rule which travellers to Spain currently still have to adhere to.
This is roughly 2 weeks ahead of the rest of the country, where new arrivals are still required to self-isolate for 14 days, with borders expected to reopen more widely at the beginning of July.
It is hoped that the pilot project will provide an opportunity to test and evaluate the safety precautions that have been put in place by the government in preparation for a greater influx of tourists over the summer.
The infection rate in Germany is thought to be similarly low to the Balearics, which was cited as one of the reasons why German nationals have been chosen for the pilot project.
This will certainly be very welcome news to many who, for the last few months, have impatiently been waiting to be able to return to their favourite island!