A deserted Playa de Palma.

17-04-2020

Spanish government spokesperson and finance minister María Jesús Montero said on Friday that there will not be a resumption of tourism until there can be a guarantee of "extraordinarily" safe conditions for both national and international tourists.

Montero added that it is not yet known how the opening of Spain's borders will be managed, as this will depend on where international tourists come from. In order to open borders, she suggested, it will be necessary to have a standardised and coordinated approach with countries that are in a similar situation to Spain. The European Union's "de-escalation strategy" should make tourism a central issue.

Tourism, she acknowledged, is a sector which has been "particularly harmed" by the pandemic. The government, she stressed, will work in a "special way" in protecting one of the sectors which contributes the greatest wealth to national GDP.

Spain, she continued, has one of the best health systems in the world, and tourists know this very well. "They know that if they have a disease problem, they will have a universal and powerful health system which will attend to them with the highest quality and technical scientific criteria."

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Stephen Allen / Hace 12 months

Stop the outrageous tourist tax. You have had your pound of flesh. Greece 14 euros/ majorca 96.50 euros. Guess we're people will be going when this all finishes

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Tina / Hace 12 months

I'm sure that the beautiful country of Mallorca will be back on it's feet again before the end of this year. Things are going to take time, but people who love the country are longing to return. Hopefully their government will help businesses grow again.

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Helle / Hace about 1 year

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Rob Y / Hace about 1 year

Its worldwide not just Majorca. We are all in the same boat

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Rob / Hace about 1 year

It's not just Majorca , its worldwide so we are all in the same boat. We are no different from the rest even the UK has significant tourism

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Jonathan Milburn / Hace about 1 year

Mallorca will bounce back ,might take while but it’s still a beautiful place with good infrastructure and connectivity and when they can people will be returning.forget the prophets of doom and enjoy the peace while you can.

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Anthony / Hace about 1 year

Spain has one of the 'Best health systems in the world' this is correct and the ,main reason there would be no tourism this year....Mallorca I believe in 2018 had 4.2 million passengers through the airport.......No health system in the world is coping with that if another outbreak occurs. We have a holiday booked for August and I would love to be there only my head says no chance. I do hope the Spanish government help those business survive and be there for when we eventually return :)

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DavidG / Hace about 1 year

The Majorcan Fawlty Towers Government will have to compete with other areas and Countries for hard earned depleted tourist Euros rather than carrying on with their legendary forecasts of income from visitors. Dennis Healey once said " tax them 'till the pips squeak " and that has been the Majorcan Government's attitude for years. Now they will have to stand up and be counted for the sake of the island and more so the population

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Dave / Hace about 1 year

Lets not beat around the bush and call a spade a spade. Mallorca is completely screwed. No tourism this year, 60% of bars and restaurants will be closed for good, hotels will go bust and even next year (if there are no 2/3rd waves of the virus) will be a disaster. Will people want to come here when there are no bars & restaurants?? I doubt it. People who own houses in Mallorca will see prices drop 30%. Until there is a vaccination, Mallorca will be one of the poorest places in Europe.

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Mike / Hace about 1 year

ONLY AFTER THEY HAVE YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS £££££ kerching

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