Millions of Britons are itching to come to Majorca this year but their travel movements now lie in the hands of the British government and its quarantine plan. The government’s 14-day coronavirus quarantine restrictions planned from June 8 would put the majority of people off holidaying abroad this summer, a new study reveals. As many as 79% of respondents said they would be unlikely to take an overseas holiday due to the two-week isolation measures.

This is not good news for Majorca and the Balearics at large. The British have been coming to the islands for generations and during that time have made scores of new friends who they catch up with year after year here in the Balearics. It’s not all about coming for a sun, sea and sand holiday, for many it’s an annual event, it’s part of Britain’s social fabric.

The Britons form the Balearics’ most loyal market, Majorca was built on British tourism and its billions generated by British tourists. The British market envelopes the whole spectrum from sun loungers to thrill seekers, yacht and holiday home owners and Majorca offers it all and more.

It would be a crying shame if, because of the UK’s flip-flopping pandemic plan that Britons decide to give Majorca and the Balearics a miss this summer. For once I think Britain needs to get off its high horse and look and listen to what the rest of Europe is doing.

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Malcolm / Hace about 1 month

'Itching to come to Majorca this year' 'coming to the islands for generations' and ' the Balearics’ most loyal market'. All phrases showing, our loyalty has merely served to generate a conceited disdainful attitude that Britons need the Balaerics more than the other way round. With Tourist Tax, Increased Restrictions due to Covid19, and being the last Nationality to be allowed entry: look a little closer to home Mr Carter...........for even HIGHER horses.

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Stewart / Hace about 1 month

Humphrey, Not sure which part of the itching millions you have been talking to here in Britain but don’t expect queues at the airport this year in Mallorca from Britian. We will not be visiting again until there is a vaccine.

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Robert / Hace about 1 month

Like Paul we own a holiday home in Majorca and have visited numerous times each year for the last 15 years but there will be no visit for us this year until we have a vaccine or infection levels are very low or non existent. To be honest even if the quarantine is lifted I think the only British visitors coming in large numbers will be the youngsters going to Magaluf. We have plenty of friends who like us are looking forward to visiting Majorca again but won’t be back until it is much safer to travel.

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paul brady / Hace about 1 month

Good morning We own a holiday home in Santa Ponsa and have been coming to Mallorca for 30 + years, however we will not consider getting on an aeroplane ( and the associated transit through airports) until such time as it can be demonstrated that it is safe to do so, or a vaccine is available. This has nothing to do with government imposed isolation restrictions, which incidentally it would appear many other countries have imposed. Many people we have spoken to in the UK feel the same way. We very much look forward to returning as soon as it is clearly demonstrated that it is safe to travel. Best regards

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