I understand why the Balearic government will allow 10,000 German tourists to holiday in the Playa de Palma from next Monday but I do believe that they are opening themselves up to criticism. Why just the Germans?

The Balearic government says that it is because Germany and the islands have a similar level of the coronavirus and therefore health and safety guidelines will be met. But if the necessary safety precautions are enforced (temperature checks, social distancing, face and and hand covering) surely other nationalities should also be allowed to travel to the island early? I think you can safely say that a sizeable proportion of the European population would like to come to Majorca from countries which probably have an even lower rate of the coronavirus than Spain. I can understand while Britain will have to wait possibly until July 15 because the virus is still not under control.

The Balearic government´s position firmly underlines the fact that German tourism is vital for Majorca; while British and Irish tourism is important, the Germans are the runaway leaders when it comes to Majorcan holidays. It is Minorca and Ibiza where British tourism is vital. I am not alone in thinking that the Balearic government is being slightly unfair; a poll on our website (www.majorcadailybulletin.es) states that the majority of our online readers are opposed to German tourists coming to the island early.

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Yogi / Hace 2 months

There’s a little matter of the British quarantine to consider. No Brits could come anyway. And they won’t know for sure for god knows when. So, not unfair, just common sense. A trait lacking in UK Govt circles it seems.

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Catalina / Hace 2 months

They aren’t allowing all Germans into the Balearics from next Monday! Just a very limited number as a trial or experiment. If it’s a trial or test then it’s logical that they choose just one country. I doubt that the majority of your online readers are resident. I can understand those who aren’t and are eager to visit the islands voting against “just Germans” but in the end it’s the residents who will be most affected by this decision. A difficult one since there could be new outbreaks of Covid but on the other hand tourists are much needed from an economic point of view.

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Eve / Hace 2 months

We had planned to visit Palma de majorca August 23 - September 5.

We got this from Norwegian today:

"Important information about your Norwegian booking XXXXXX

I'm sorry to inform you that your flight has been canceled as a result of Covid-19.

The effect of the global pandemic has been felt widely across the entire aviation industry, and we understand the impact this unavoidable cancellation has on our customers. We are working hard to ensure we offer you solutions to help rearrange your plans.

To retain the value of your ticket with an extra 20% on top, we are offering you the possibility to convert your ticket to travel credit in CashPoints. This allows you to plan your next trip at your convenience, without having to choose a destination or date immediately. "

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