GERMAN tourists will be back in Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera from the beginning of next week as the Spanish government makes the establishment of a safe travel corridor between the northern European nation and the Balearic Islands official.
The Ministry of Health order published in the BOE Official State Bulletin on Friday allows tourists to enter the Balearics from other EU-member states or associated Schengen nations via specific air routes without having to go into a 14-day quarantine.
This gives the green light for up to 10,900 German visitors to visit the archipelago between next Monday June 15 and the end of the month under a pilot tourism initiative.
The BOE lists 47 flights from various German airports to Palma, Ibiza and Mahon already scheduled for the second fortnight of this month.
The first connections will be services arriving in the Mallorca capital from Frankfurt and Dusseldorf on Monday. The first flight to Ibiza will be two days later.
The order also states that the opening of the tourist corridors requires the destination region to be in at least Phase three of the lockdown de-escalation. It also demands that in both the travellers’ country of origin and in the destination region there must a Covid-19 infection rate of less than nine cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven consecutive days.
The tourist must live in the same State as the airport of origin. They must also have a return ticket and must stay in the Balearics for at least five days.
All the tourists taking part in the pilot project will be subject to strict health controls.