Dozens of tourists arrived at Palma de Mallorca airport on Sunday after the German government removed parts of Spain, including the Balearic Islands, from a list of COVID risk areas. Mallorca is no longer considered as a risk zone following a significant decrease of COVID-19 cases.
“We are expecting our first guests to arrive in Mallorca again today without any travel restrictions and we are of course very pleased,” a German tour operator said.
People walked by the beach promenade enjoying the early springtime sun, very close to the once crowded beach resorts.
“A job well done on our part is being repaid after having sacrificed a whole winter, so that we can now take the correct sanitary measures in summer, so we can have a good season,” Palma Beach association CEO Joan Ferre said.
In Mallorca and the Balearic islands archipelago, the 7-day incidence has reportedly dropped to 21 infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, with fewer cases than any region in Germany at the moment.
“Mallorca is my second home and I feel safer and more comfortable here than at home in Germany,” a German traveller said after reaching the Spanish haven.