Tourists arriving to Palma airport

Tourists arriving to Palma airport.

30-04-2020ULTIMA HORA

The Minister for Tourism, Commerce and Industry, Reyes Maroto said today that the government has yet to set a date for when the country’s borders will be reopened and that the decision will be made at a European Union level.

Maroto was asked yesterday about a possible easing of border restrictions to non residents in Spain in October but she was clear that there is no clear time frame on the table and that the European Union will make a coordinated decision, pending on the development of the pandemic.

She did stress however how important it will be to lift the blockade as soon as possible in order to give the tourist industry a vital lift.

Travel between provinces and islands in Spain has been banned until at least June 22 but when air and land borders will be reopened for foreign tourists remains to decided upon.

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Jayne / Hace about 1 year

I have an apartment booked for 4th July and i have a flight only but that has bot been cancelled. do you think things will be open if we get the flights

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sean guy / Hace about 1 year

there is no pandemic...

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Claire / Hace about 1 year

It's the dumbest thing I've heard; second only to having bottle-neck times for exercise (my local street had more people on it at one time than I've ever seen). People won't want to come here for holidays because it's been tarred with the high rate of cases. They should open flights immediately because it will only be people with vested interests, like visiting family or business.

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dave / Hace about 1 year

I will view the figures here in a couple of months. Stay safe and not posting at all until until light is clearly visible at the end of this endless tunnel

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Pollensa1946 / Hace about 1 year

My family are waiting for refunds on flights and other transport, past and future. We might wait 6 months so for us there is no tourist season this year. 2021 is anyone's guess.

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Dave / Hace about 1 year

Might as well continue the ban for the rest of 2020. Flight refunds might take until then to effect refunds and then let’s see which airlines remain and at what price tickets might be, also bearing in mind then what Majorca might be able to offer and see what money people who might be lucky enough to still have a job have left and also how the British travellers feel about being away from the NHS. It’s obvious a City Hall whose officers have untold amounts of crystal balls will see things differently

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Mark Badoer / Hace about 1 year

........but she was clear that there is no clear time frame......

Why doesn´t that surprise me. Nothing is ever clear here. Nobody ever wants to take real responsibility, so adheres to vague rules and regulations. Reminds me of the Pirates of the Caribean: rules are more like guidelines.

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dano / Hace about 1 year

What's the point of opening up hotels and cafes and beaches, and museums/tourist venues....if tourists can't get here because traveling between islands and provinces is not allowed and 'they' are considering not allowing foreign visitors until October? Where ELSE are they going to come from? Our borders are closed, but hey...hotels, restaurants, beaches are open!!! C'mon over!! NOT!!

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