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22-04-2021Reuters

If the Balearic vaccination programme moves into top gear, Mallorca and the other islands could still have a bumper summer season.

Nearly 70 Greek islands including Mykonos and Zante are close to being fully vaccinated and coronavirus infections in the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and the Portuguese islands of Madeira and the Azores are very low.

Experts agree that if the population is vaccinated more tourists are likely to come to Mallorca and the other islands.

The British Government has just declared the Balearic Islands a safe tourist destination, which implies that travellers won’t have to quarantine when they arrive in the UK, but they will still have to submit a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours.

The UK has launched a 'traffic light' scheme to determine which countries are at high, medium or low risk of coronavirus infection.

Travellers returning from Green list countries won’t have to quarantine, but they will have to submit a PCR test when they arrive and a second one two days later.

Travellers returning from Amber list countries will have to submit a negative PCR test on arrival in the UK, quarantine at home for 10 days and take two more tests.

Travellers returning from Red list countries will have to quarantine at a Government approved hotel for 10 days, at a cost of £1,750.

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Lisa / Hace 9 months

Well I and everyone I know will be booking to holiday in the Greek islands.

Clever Greeks have vaccinated their island populations - so they’ll get on the UK green list and will be considered safe.

Balearics? Just over 6 per cent fully vaccinated. Pathetic numbers of vaccines on the way.

Amber list if they are lucky. And that means expensive tests and quarantine.

Tourists will not book holidays in the Balearics. That’s the bottom line.

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tom / Hace 9 months

forget bumper summer. no way the government here can get enough vaccines on their hands. already now in Spain the delivery of vaccines is very low from big pharma, and the quantities delivered to the Balearics is laughable low. its useless the press write 20 percent vaccinated , but in reality its onlz first jab not second. those full vaccinated is under 6 percent . Its now end April. how the government is going to get to and percentage above 60 percent in the next 8 weeks is virtually impossible as simple insufficient supply of vaccines . So what will happen is government will say not necessary to be vaccinated and take the risk of millions of tourists mixing from everywhere with 1.2 millions islanders and see what happens, as the pressure to resist and act with restraint will be too big on the government by the hotel, airline lobby...etc. Sept then everyone will act surprised that covid numbers are massively up , just like what happened last year...

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