German tourists arriving in Mallorca.

German tourists arriving in Mallorca.

21-03-2021Teresa Ayuga

More than 1,000 German tourists arrived in Mallorca on Sunday for the first time since October last year and many more are scheduled to arrive today, but those who’ve booked holidays for Easter might be disappointed.

With infections soaring once again in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel and state representatives will meet today to decide whether to reinstate the Balearic travel ban.

Objections to German tourists coming to Mallorca when most of the Island’s population hasn’t been vaccinated are getting louder and some German authorities have also voiced their disapproval, including Manuela Schwesig, President of the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania told Deutschlandfunk.

No-one can understand why people can go on holiday to Mallorca but not in their own country for epidemiological reasons,” he said.

The Federal Government's decision to lift the travel veto on Mallorca was a serious mistake," Lower Saxony Prime Minister, Stephan Weil told RND media at the weekend. "It would be best for the Federal Government to back down."

Germany’s cumulative incidence rate rose again on Sunday and now exceeds 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days.

Here in Mallorca there’s widespread disbelief and anger that German tourists are allowed to travel to Mallorca for Easter and yet Spanish residents are banned from visiting relatives in their own country.


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Tommy / Hace 3 months

The huge risk and the general unprecedented unfairness of germans coming to Mallorca currently needs to be simply stopped for various reasons, but the main one being that even Mallorcas president says its a huge risk ! . full stop. any form of real tourism is not realistic until at least 50 percent of Mallorca is fully vaccinated . Same goes for UK that boasts high vaccination numbers but only for the first shot and not for the second which will take further months . The Germans are no where near vaccinated and it will take till last quarter this year. Reality is simply tourism should not be taking place till late June at best .