Saturday, February 20th, 2021
The proposal that the Balearic islands would be a great place to pioneer the suggested Vaccination Passport system was made at a meeting with the national tourism minister Reyes Maroto and the Spanish secretary of state for tourism, Fernando Valdés. The Balearic government has apparently offered the Spanish government this proposal to experiment with the vaccination passport or certificate.
This would mean that the Balearics could once again be one of the first destinations to open to international tourism. Mallorca in particular has the experience gained last year with the tourist pilot plan. The Balearic government has stated that they are committed to safe tourism for all those who come and who live on the islands. This is why they are so keen to develop some sort of health passport that will allow a good form of access control to the islands to those who have already been vaccinated against Covid-19.
The local government of Mallorca is hoping to have 70% of the local island population vaccinated by the end of June, depending on vaccine availability. Infrastructure has been set up to make the goal realistic.
Maroto has previously stated her support for a vaccination passport (or certificate) system.